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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 11:47 AM
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I think what he's trying to say is, the people around drive poorly in the rain, and he'd rather not chance being in an accident. Getting wet is not the deciding factor when choosing to leave the bike at home here.
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It's even bad enough trying to drive when it's raining. The problem here is that since it doesn't rain that often, most people have little or no experience or skill with driving in the rain. When it does actually rain, people get scared and drive like idiots. Making is much more dangerous. I've seen people slam on their brakes when a little bit of drizzle hits their windshield and the ground is still dry. It's pretty ridiculous.
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I know the feeling. People get stupid in the rain. When I'm riding in the rain I make my following distance about 4-5 times longer than it is when it's dry just so that I can slow down really gradually. I imagine it helps to keep me from
Getting smeared across the road...at least that's what I like to think.


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