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Old 07-06-2011, 05:57 PM
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Default Re: Can we ride in the rain?

Funny, I was just reading this thread earlier and a little while later went for a ride. I got caught in a downpour and was trying to get home before I got soaked to the skin. What I found out was that streets get slick very fast and your stopping distance can increase before you know it. I was coming down a street, downhill toward a stop sign and when I applied brakes my rear wheel skidded. Something it's never done on dry pavement. Fortunately I didn't touch my front brakes which are discs.

So, yes, you can ride in the rain, just be aware that bike tires will loose traction on wet streets. Be careful.
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