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Discussion: Riding in the rain

in: PG; PG > 2017-10-24

Oct 25, 2017 12:42 PM # 
gordhun:
Of course you already know this but please be very careful on corners and even more careful if you come to sections where metal grates or sheets have been placed on the road. Even painted lines increase the road's viscosity when wet.
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Oct 25, 2017 1:43 PM # 
PG:
Agreed, absolutely. Also leaves, puddles, sand, and before long snow/ice. Yesterday the brakes were on before every corner, especially the downhill ones.

And I've got good brakes that work fine when wet, and tires that have much better traction than my old road bike.

But still got to be careful.
Oct 25, 2017 7:10 PM # 
jjcote:
Viscosity?
Oct 26, 2017 6:15 PM # 
jima:
Yeah - viscosity.
You know, like when your tires flow along the road (sideways), your body flows (skids?) along the pavement, and blood starts to flow out of you shortly thereafter.

Coefficient of friction is a whole different tangential conversation...
Oct 26, 2017 10:36 PM # 
jjcote:
Seems like more viscosity would be a good thing, then.

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