Riding a bike is all good, but when it rains it’s always a sad, really! Both the discomfort and safety.
For this reason, every biker (who still rides a bike every day) should be smart enough to not get caught by surprise, because there are days that St. Peter’s not kidding!
For this we have prepared some basic tips, but very important in time to face an unexpected rain (or not).
Use waterproof equipment
If you use the bike daily, it is advantageous to choose a good jacket, but it is also waterproof. In addition to protect you in the days of Sun (and pratfalls), it also protects you on rainy days. The main advantage is not having to load a raincoat, because the jacket already complies with your paper. The same goes for his pants and gloves. In the case of boots, require two solutions: one is you ride with a pair of boots for riding, and these are also waterproof. The other is you buy a set of gaiters for use with bike to cover your shoes when it starts to rain. They take up little space in the bag or top case.
Have a chest (top case)
The top case is great for storing your helmet, pants, jacket, gloves and boots when you are away from the bike, and when you’re on the bike, he keeps your backpack as well as folder, your shoes and anything else you want. Is practically indispensable for those who use the bike to go to work and school.
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Avoid the rain
Most of the rainfall are short-lived. At the first sign of rain within the next 60 seconds, go to some location protected from rain and wait for it to pass. In 5 minutes she for 5, and more, the ground will be dry enough for you to continue. Although it seems wasting time, this attitude is still faster than going by car. (At least in the capitals)
Fold the measures, cutting by half the risk
Avoid rain is not possible, then face the rain requires care. And when we say doubled, we mean business: Fold all measures … Brake with double the distance, speed up to twice as long, and use half normal speed, make the curves with half the normal inclination. The rule is to perform slow movements and avoiding long leaps and jolts.
Avoid puddles, painted on the asphalt tracks and clay
All these areas offer very little grip when wet. Avoid walking with the tires of the bike on top of the white stripes in the hallway between the cars, because they are extremely slippery.
Keep the maintenance up to date
Especially the tires and brakes. In the rain do you realize how worth keeping the bike 100%. Any negligence in maintenance can make a difference.