6 tips for riding in the rain

 

  • Use rain coat – As we all know not wearing the right dress can be a major reason for distraction while riding. Make sure that you3 dress goes in accordance with the weather. During the monsoons make sure you wear clothes that help in keeping you dry. It can get very difficult to ride after getting drenched.
  • Mudguards- You must always get mudguards fixed to your cycle. If you do not get a mudguard fixed, you might be troubling other people on the street which will not be appreciated.
  • Vision- Make sure the rain is not disturbing your vision you must take care of it by using riding glasses. You should take note that using contact lens while riding in the rain is a very bad idea. In case you cannot see anything at all, you must not ride further.
  • Tyre pressure- It is a fact that if you reduce your bicycle’s pressure during the rain it reduces the risk of skidding. This is so because a tyre which has full pressure is extremely firm. A firm tyre cannot have good grip on a wet surface.
  • Tool kit- I’m sure everyone carries their tool kit along with them. If you don’t you must start keeping one with you. But one usually carries a different tool box during the monsoon season. They have completely different equipments.
  • Try and enjoy it- Always be an optimist in life. You must learn to see the positive or the nicer side of things. If it starts raining unexpectedly try and enjoy the rain during your ride instead of whining about it. I’m sure you will have lot of fun.