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Old 04-13-2012, 12:58 PM
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So today will be my first ride in the rain. I'm excited/nervous. Its only a short ride to school, new front tire, fine tread on rear. It's been raining since last night so I'm sure a lot of the oil is off and its not rush hour. Any last minute tips? Other than the obvious longer stops, be visible, etc..
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:06 PM
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No sudden moves!! lol...gentle gentle gentle
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:08 PM
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As you mention - stopping distance...so watch your braking, make it gradual - not abrupt. Watch your turn angle, don't get too aggressive (especially w/a new tire). Beware of road paint (lane markers, stop strips, etc)...they can be very slippery when wet. Mainly, just be careful & you should be ok.
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:12 PM
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All of the above....stay conservative...no hurry. Get from A to B.

I like to choose my line using vehicle in front's tire track...
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by gotcbr View Post
As you mention - stopping distance...so watch your braking, make it gradual - not abrupt. Watch your turn angle, don't get too aggressive (especially w/a new tire). Beware of road paint (lane markers, stop strips, etc)...they can be very slippery when wet. Mainly, just be careful & you should be ok.
+1...he said it better lol
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:24 PM
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Be sure to not have your tires over-inflated as well...lower in acceptable range is preferred when its wet to have more contact patch on the pavement.
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:33 PM
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Now that's something i can really use....

Originally Posted by gotcbr View Post
Be sure to not have your tires over-inflated as well...lower in acceptable range is preferred when its wet to have more contact patch on the pavement.
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:57 PM
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Well, I made it back safe...It was actually pretty easy. I was though nervous getting out and in of my apartment complex as its that really smooth black painted asphalt lol. haha I thought people looked at me enough just riding, they looked even more in the rain, guess most don't know you can ride in the rain. But all in all, still easier than riding in major wind, at least the rain doesn't push you into the next lane..Thanks guys I really did use all your advice and it helped a lot!
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:07 PM
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riding in the rain is not a problem, it the cleaning up after that's the beotch!
 
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 74demon View Post
riding in the rain is not a problem, it the cleaning up after that's the beotch!
LOL we can all agree on that!
 

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