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Weather Dampened Your Commute?

by Randy Policar

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The weather plays a major factor when I choose to ride or drive to work. With Tropical Storm Ernesto and the upcoming Hurricane John nearing the coast, the skies haven’t exactly been rider friendly. It’s not so much the rain, but the lightning that comes with it the bothers me. Has the weather dampened your commute?

 
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9 Responses to “Weather Dampened Your Commute?”

  1. LoudThud says:

    Not in the least! I just started to commute today, although I had planned on starting next month. It’s been years since I rode seriously. So I needed to get my legs back under me first. But since the battery in my car was dead, I decided… What the heck. I hopped on my new bike and took off. It was threatening rain all day and I didn’t see a single drop, there or back. Dodged all the storms we had here in NC. Not that that would have stopped me. I felt like a kid again. WWeeeeee……

  2. I used to be stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. The weather there is so unpredictable. One minute it’s nice and sunny the next minute a monsoon.

  3. Varroa says:

    The only thing that stops me from riding my bike is when the snow collects on the roads and it becomes unsafe to ride on the rodes. Rain, lighting, heat, snow and cold won’t stop me from commuting!

  4. Nicole says:

    During the warmer summer months (or late spring/fall), only lightning (okay, and torrential downpour) derails plans to ride my bike. After growing up on the plains, I don’t mess with lightning.

  5. Johnny5 says:

    Another Lightening vote… though it won’t stop my commute, rather just delay it, unfortunately the lightening mostly happens at “going home time”.

    Other than that only the rogue saddle sore will stop me…

  6. Nick says:

    The weather has affected my commute, in a way. I was riding home from work on Sunday night, and the roads were slippery from rain earlier in the day. I hit one of those metal plates they use to cover holes in the road, and my tires lost it completely. My bike slid out from under me, and I landed on my left side. Sprained wrist and knee. Not too bad, but I’ve been off the bike until me knee is better.

  7. Sorry to hear that Nick. Hope you feel better soon.

  8. eddy says:

    Bummer, Nick. Those metal plates are a nightmare. When they’re wet they’re like sheets of ice. I’ve lost it on them too. Legally, they’re supposed to have little ridges cut into them so cars (and, I guess, bikes) don’t slide. Best to avoid them if you can.

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