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Old 01-27-2011, 10:16 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I expect I'll get flamed for saying this, but only an idiot would bike in rain.

When on a bike in wet weather braking capability is but a small fraction of what normal braking is. That's reason enough not to do it.

Maybe if you live in a very rural area and never have to brake at all you can get away with it. I live in a citified area with cars, pedestrians, potholes, and a high population density of idiots, all of which might require accident avoidance vigilance (read: braking).

IMHO biking in the rain increases risk of accident and personal injury substantially. It just isn't worth it.

Unless you want to be a candidate for the Darwin Awards...
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