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Sun today, gone tomorrow

Well, as soon as i was thinking the summer might be on its way, i see it’s gone and gone. Rainy conditions throughout most of the UK with the conditions making roads treacherous and motorway journeys quite an ‘adventure’. Keep yourselves wrapped up on the bikes and try and keep dry, if you start getting wet you start thinking about that more than what you’re doing on the bike…a bad idea, keep focused.

As with the cold, when we feel rotten and miserable all our thoughts go into that and not into our riding, with all the wet weather about two things you need to adjust in your ride is your acceleration and your braking. Accelerate smoother and gradually and brake earlier than you would in the dry and this should deal with a lot of eventualities!

Visors steam up in this weather as well, and if you’re having to flip it up every 2-3 mins as you can’t see where you’re going then you end up stinging your eyes and still not being able to see where you’re going.

Plenty of cheap anti-mist products out there, my personal favourite is the Frank Thomas aerosol spray foam. Spray it on wipe it to a buff and it lasts for about 2 -3 days….of course you can buy sticks of crayon like wax and even washing up liquid works, if anyone can recommend anything they regularly use drop either Chris Howlett or myself a line as we’re always eager to try out recommended stuff!

Finally, don’t forget to keep an eye on those tyre wear indicators. They’re a sign that you need a new set of tyres.