My legs hurt

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Re: My legs hurt

Postby easyroller » 29 May 2013, 8:24am

theDaveB wrote:Wondered if I should go out in the rain and get use to it, incase am ever stuck in a downpour. Noticed Decathlon do ponchos as well gaily cheaply, so might invest in one.


Unless you enjoy cycling in the rain (it can be quite refreshing at times) then don't bother. After all we do this for fun, it's not something we get paid to do!

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Re: My legs hurt

Postby AlaninWales » 29 May 2013, 10:04am

theDaveB wrote:Wondered if I should go out in the rain and get use to it, incase am ever stuck in a downpour. Noticed Decathlon do ponchos as well gaily cheaply, so might invest in one.
Dave
Rain doesn't hurt (sleet does though :P ), think about it as having an early shower and ride hard enough to stay warm. When it gets miserable is if you get cold and can't summon the energy again.

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Re: My legs hurt

Postby freeflow » 29 May 2013, 10:48am

Rain does hurt once you get above a certain speed. You might only have a ground speed of 5 mph but isf the wind is gusting upto 30 mph then rain does sting when hitting bare flesh.

My view is that if I'm riding for fun then I only do rain if it happens whilst I'm riding or its scheduled to finish a short time into a longer ride.

If you are someone who enjoys a jolly good cold shower first thing of a morning and doesn't turn the heating on until its -20 outside then yes you might find rain a refreshing experience. For most other people its a miserable experience and should be avoided.

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Re: My legs hurt

Postby Mark1978 » 29 May 2013, 10:57am

A rain shower in the summer isn't so bad, but if it's already cold and you get wet, without suitable clothing, you can cool down really quickly, dangerously so.

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Re: My legs hurt

Postby theDaveB » 30 May 2013, 12:00am

I will forget cycling in the rain then :-)

Was out for about 4 hours today and feel like am not drinking enough. When I stop I take a few swigs but that's it, when am at home and feel thirsty I will have a full glass of something.

Maybe I should take more with me, today I took 2 bottles of lucozade and came home with 1. Bottle sizes where simular to a bike bottle (they fit in the cage).

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Re: My legs hurt

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 30 May 2013, 12:17am

Hi,
Four hours....always take more than you need, I normally always drink enough but just lately I have not, probably something to do with tha cold weather and the sun. Take a glass of water before you ride and get some proper drinks bottle's, you must have them ? Just put some quash in them.
Dark urine and little too after exercise is the clue.
On one of my 200K's that day I drank 14 - 15 litres in 24 hrs.
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Re: My legs hurt

Postby Vorpal » 30 May 2013, 7:10am

theDaveB wrote:I will forget cycling in the rain then :-)
Was out for about 4 hours today and feel like am not drinking enough. When I stop I take a few swigs but that's it, when am at home and feel thirsty I will have a full glass of something.

Maybe I should take more with me, today I took 2 bottles of lucozade and came home with 1. Bottle sizes where simular to a bike bottle (they fit in the cage).

Dave


I sometimes like cycling in the rain. I don't generally mind it. I regularly ride in the rain commuting.

I have to admit that I don't like cold rain, but a light rain on a warm day can be quite refreshing. :D And I love the look of misty, rainy hills.

p.s. powder mixes for energy drinks are cheaper; juice or water with electrolyte drops cheaper, yet.
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