Rain & Cycling - How do YOU cope?
Thursday, July 31, 2014
We're having a wet summer here in Austria. As a consequence, more often than not, I get wet when I go for a ride. It used to be that rainy weather meant that I skipped exercise on that day. Not any more! Now I have a strategy to 'rain-proof' my exercise routine.
Depending on the distance I have to cover and on what I am doing that day, such as work, commuting or leisure, I use different strategies. I have expanded on that in the post on my website here.
Last week I had a great cycle ride of 3 hours during which I covered 70 km (44 miles)…....... and some of that was in rain!
On that occasion, I took shelter under a nearby roof for the first few minutes and waited for the heaviest part to pass. After that I put on my rain jacket and continued. A few months ago this felt like a huge challenge. Now, I don’t worry.
What are your best strategies for coping with rain?
If it's raining already, before you start..... does that put you off, or have you a 'can do' attitude and the right clothes?
What do you wear?
Any tips, suggestions, ideas, welcome!