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Riding in the Rain
« on: May 26, 2014, 01:21:29 PM »
Okay. Picture this common scenario: you're out on a nice little ride in the sun, wearing just a leather, hat, jeans (Kevlar these days cos we're all so sensible) and boots and gloves.

It starts to rain. Heavily.

Will you get wetter if you ride to shelter as fast as you can, or just carry on slowly?

It's something I've always wondered (works for walking and cycling too).
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 02:00:16 PM »
I've tried both. Either way you're wet.
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 02:54:22 PM »
You could try carrying an umbrella.
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 02:59:12 PM »
I hear that if you're in a falling elevator, all you have to do is jump up at the very last second to save yourself from falling to your death. 
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2014, 03:18:00 PM »

I hear that if you're in a falling elevator, all you have to do is jump up at the very last second to save yourself from falling to your death.

That only works in glass floored elevators.


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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2014, 03:43:56 PM »
Will you get wetter if you ride to shelter as fast as you can, or just carry on slowly?

Yes.

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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2014, 05:18:22 PM »
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2014, 05:27:06 PM »
The MythBusters take:

http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/running-in-the-rain-minimyth.htm

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What a copout. Your first name is rain.
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2014, 08:29:54 PM »
You simply must weave through  the open spaces between rain drops at an excessively high rate of speed.As a citizen of the UK I would have imagined that this was standard trainng for you at a tender age old man.
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2014, 07:35:31 AM »
I'm not sure I understand the question. Why aren't you wearing a 'Stitch?

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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2014, 03:07:17 PM »
When I ride faster, I hide behind my shield and fairing and get less wet. Still wet, but much less.

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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2014, 03:36:49 PM »
I'm not sure I understand the question. Why aren't you wearing a 'Stitch?

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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2014, 03:39:36 PM »
Push the button to turn your Velosolex into a Goldwing. I really don't see why this is even a question.  :headscratch:
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2014, 06:01:06 PM »
i feel it doesn't matter. you're getting wet no matter what...  unless ya have a stich. Stich FTMFW.
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2014, 09:22:30 AM »
I'm not sure I understand the question. Why aren't you wearing a 'Stitch?

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Indeed, I just move the windshield to the highest position, crank up the heated grips and bum warmer and soldier on..
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2014, 11:14:04 AM »
I'm not sure I understand the question. Why aren't you wearing a 'Stitch?

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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2014, 11:22:49 AM »
Looks like I'm going to get wet.

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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2014, 11:58:38 AM »
Looks like I'm going to get wet.

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that machine should be able to outrun anything mother nature can throw at it.
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2014, 01:46:26 PM »
Looks like I'm going to get wet.

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that machine should be able to outrun anything mother nature can throw at it.



Except trees.

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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2014, 02:20:08 PM »
Looks like I'm going to get wet.

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that machine should be able to outrun anything mother nature can throw at it.



Except trees.

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the whole idea of outrunning is to be ahead of the storm....
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2014, 02:56:47 PM »
Looks like I'm going to get wet.

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that machine should be able to outrun anything mother nature can throw at it.



Except trees.

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the whole idea of outrunning is to be ahead of the storm....


To be fair, he is giving it a head start.
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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2014, 03:02:27 PM »


To be fair, he is giving it a head start.

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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2014, 05:54:04 PM »
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

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Re: Riding in the Rain
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2014, 06:07:23 PM »


To be fair, he is giving it a head start.

 :thumbsup:





double  :thumbsup:



Unfortunately the next storm i hit i wasn't so lucky.
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