Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by Frank Krygowsk » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 11:18:11


Is this the next front in the anti-bicycling war, the war to protect us
from ourselves?

On leaving the office today, I saw the guy with the milk crate on the
back rack had bought a new bike - or, perhaps, someone new had taken
over his usual parking place.

I didn't recognize the bike's brand name, so I went over for a closer
look.  Seemed to be "A2F" with the "2" as a superscript (as in
"squared"), model seemed to be "Barracuda."  New to me.

Then I saw the sticker on the top tube:

"Caution!"   [Uh-oh]

"Never ride a bike at night without lights!"   [OK, good advice.]

"Never ride a bike without an ANSI, ASTM or Snell approved helmet!"
[Well, you _know_ what I think about that.]

"Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]

I suppose it's just a matter of time before fenders are made illegal.
We can't keep condoning, let alone supporting, such irresponsible
behavior!

And you folks in the Pacific Northwest - just give it up, OK?  Get
yourself an SUV like God intended!

--
--------------------+
Frank Krygowski   [To reply, remove rodent and vegetable dot com,
replace with cc.ysu dot edu]

 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by maxo » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 13:23:31

Quote:

> "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]

Ha ha ha

I just re-engineered my front fender spray flap to cope with the fresh
28mm tires. Nothing can stop me now....

 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by Michae » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 14:49:07

Quote:


> > "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]

> Ha ha ha

> I just re-engineered my front fender spray flap to cope with the fresh
> 28mm tires. Nothing can stop me now....

I am acquainted with a particular iron bridge which you apparently
haven't met ... yet.

 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by R157 » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 18:21:35

<< I just re-engineered my front fender spray flap to cope with the fresh
28mm tires. >>

I just re-engineered my front fender to cope with
backwards riding.

Robert

 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by Peter Col » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 20:00:22


Quote:
> Is this the next front in the anti-bicycling war, the war to protect us
> from ourselves?

> On leaving the office today, I saw the guy with the milk crate on the
> back rack had bought a new bike - or, perhaps, someone new had taken
> over his usual parking place.

> I didn't recognize the bike's brand name, so I went over for a closer
> look.  Seemed to be "A2F" with the "2" as a superscript (as in
> "squared"), model seemed to be "Barracuda."  New to me.

> Then I saw the sticker on the top tube:

> "Caution!"   [Uh-oh]

> "Never ride a bike at night without lights!"   [OK, good advice.]

> "Never ride a bike without an ANSI, ASTM or Snell approved helmet!"
> [Well, you _know_ what I think about that.]

> "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]

> I suppose it's just a matter of time before fenders are made illegal.
> We can't keep condoning, let alone supporting, such irresponsible
> behavior!

> And you folks in the Pacific Northwest - just give it up, OK?  Get
> yourself an SUV like God intended!

Actually, my daughter (11 )has one of those bikes, it's a "Barracuda A2Z",
a fairly entry-level MTB. I guess I missed the sticker, she rode it 20
miles last Saturday in the (45 degree) rain. I suppose, like pulling her on
a trailer in the city, that makes me a bad dad.
 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by Zoot Kat » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 20:23:06


Quote:

>"Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]

I'm afraid it reflects the sorry state of *Common Sense* today.
--
zk
 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by Roger Zou » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 22:37:12

:::

:::
:::: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]
:::
::: Ha ha ha
:::
::: I just re-engineered my front fender spray flap to cope with the
::: fresh 28mm tires. Nothing can stop me now....
::
::
:: I am acquainted with a particular iron bridge which you apparently
:: haven't met ... yet.

Never ride on an iron bridge when it's wet outisde!

Silly.

:)

 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by Bob Burn » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 22:56:48

Quote:

> Is this the next front in the anti-bicycling war, the war to protect
> us from ourselves?

> On leaving the office today, I saw the guy with the milk crate on the
> back rack had bought a new bike - or, perhaps, someone new had taken
> over his usual parking place.

> I didn't recognize the bike's brand name, so I went over for a closer
> look.  Seemed to be "A2F" with the "2" as a superscript (as in
> "squared"), model seemed to be "Barracuda."  New to me.

> Then I saw the sticker on the top tube:

> "Caution!"   [Uh-oh]

> "Never ride a bike at night without lights!"   [OK, good advice.]

> "Never ride a bike without an ANSI, ASTM or Snell approved helmet!"
> [Well, you _know_ what I think about that.]

> "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]

> I suppose it's just a matter of time before fenders are made illegal.
> We can't keep condoning, let alone supporting, such irresponsible
> behavior!

> And you folks in the Pacific Northwest - just give it up, OK?  Get
> yourself an SUV like God intended!

What about riding in the snow?

--
Bob Burns
Mill Hall PA

 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by Bob Burn » Sat, 06 Nov 2004 22:58:21

Quote:



>> "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]

> I'm afraid it reflects the sorry state of *Common Sense* today.

And the sorry state of litagation fears.  Sounds like a CYA to me!

--
Bob Burns
Mill Hall PA

 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by John Everet » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 00:50:29

On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 21:18:11 -0500, Frank Krygowski

Quote:

>"Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]

One of my prime tenets, but it has nothing to do with safety. ;-)

jeverett3<AT>earthlink<DOT>net   http://home.earthlink.net/~jeverett3

 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by maxo » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 00:58:00

Quote:



>> > "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]

>> Ha ha ha

>> I just re-engineered my front fender spray flap to cope with the fresh
>> 28mm tires. Nothing can stop me now....

> I am acquainted with a particular iron bridge which you apparently haven't
> met ... yet.

What? I've ridden many Chicago winters and crossed the iron bridges
thousands of times, though in that climate I switch to a 35mm tire.

Wood bridges are worse.

 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by Terry Mors » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 01:16:53

Quote:

> Actually, my daughter (11 )has one of those bikes, it's a "Barracuda A2Z",
> a fairly entry-level MTB. I guess I missed the sticker, she rode it 20
> miles last Saturday in the (45 degree) rain.

She must have been well dressed, hypothermia is not pleasant.
Yesterday's descent was 5 miles long at 7.4%, 43F, with light rain.
Clothing was poly undershirt, long-sleeve jersey, Windstopper
jacket, helmet cover, glove liners, shorts, leg warmers, fleece
booties. At the bottom, I couldn't stop shaking for a couple of
minutes.

On cold and wet days, I wish there were a sag service to take you
from the top of climbs to the bottom. Climbing in the cold is no
problem, it's the descents that are unpleasant and just a little
hazardous.
--
terry morse    Palo Alto, CA    http://bike.terrymorse.com/

 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by Peter Col » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 03:09:01


Quote:

> > Actually, my daughter (11 )has one of those bikes, it's a "Barracuda
A2Z",
> > a fairly entry-level MTB. I guess I missed the sticker, she rode it 20
> > miles last Saturday in the (45 degree) rain.

> She must have been well dressed, hypothermia is not pleasant.
> Yesterday's descent was 5 miles long at 7.4%, 43F, with light rain.
> Clothing was poly undershirt, long-sleeve jersey, Windstopper
> jacket, helmet cover, glove liners, shorts, leg warmers, fleece
> booties. At the bottom, I couldn't stop shaking for a couple of
> minutes.

Cold & wet is the hardest to dress for. My daughter was fine, except for
her feet, she was using sneakers and had no fenders (unlike parents)
because she only has 1 bike for on & off road. She & my wife both had
Activent jackets over fleece tops, fleece tights. It takes a lot more than
that to get hypothermia.

Quote:
> On cold and wet days, I wish there were a sag service to take you
> from the top of climbs to the bottom. Climbing in the cold is no
> problem, it's the descents that are unpleasant and just a little
> hazardous.

There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.
 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by Magg » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 03:16:06

Quote:


> > "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"   [??????????]

> Ha ha ha

> I just re-engineered my front fender spray flap to cope with the fresh
> 28mm tires. Nothing can stop me now....

"There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line
between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts."
 
 
 

Bike Safety: "Never ride a bike when it's wet outside!"

Post by the black ros » Sun, 07 Nov 2004 03:40:46

Quote:

> Never ride on an iron bridge when it's wet outisde!

Actually, that's good advice.  We have an old iron bridge in
my county that's extremely dangerous to bicycles when wet.
Not all that safe for a car, for that matter.  =:-O

-km

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