Author Topic: Recumbents & waterproof trousers  (Read 2029 times)

fd3

Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2019, 12:13:14 am »
I think it's a feature of hamster bars.
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Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2019, 09:01:30 am »
I tend to keep my hand below shoulder height if I'm only indicating a lane change.
But I also tend to lift it higher if I'm indicating an actual turn.
My main problem is I need to lift my right elbow above head height to point left with my right hand.
It's fine if you're around town and indicating all the time as the puddle doesn't get very big.
It's more if you've gone a while and you've forgotten about it.
Then you get a sudden unexpected rush of cold water down you're side ........  :o

Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2019, 08:16:07 pm »
Take soap and enjoy  :D
the slower you go the more you see

fd3

Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2019, 06:27:26 pm »
After some wet weather riding I have found no real difference in trousers/jacket from my df. 
I did notice that my face gets soaked, as I ride head-up into the rain as opposed to looking down at the road in the shelter of my cap.
Suggestions?
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Kim

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Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2019, 07:16:58 pm »
After some wet weather riding I have found no real difference in trousers/jacket from my df. 
I did notice that my face gets soaked, as I ride head-up into the rain as opposed to looking down at the road in the shelter of my cap.
Suggestions?

Consider it a trade off for dry feet.
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Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2019, 07:39:20 pm »
I wear a running cap on the recumbent with a much longer peak than a cycling cap.  Sunshade, rain guard, protecting against car lights at night.

Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2019, 08:08:38 pm »
Same idea here.
I use a very lightweight and very cheap (~£10) baseball type cap from Go-Outdoors.

Kim

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Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2019, 08:11:27 pm »
Don't you find they get blown off at speed?
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ElyDave

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Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2019, 09:59:23 pm »
I bought my latest helmet without a peak because it kept getting caught in the wind and blowing backwards on my head
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Kim

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Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2019, 10:21:52 pm »
I bought my latest helmet without a peak because it kept getting caught in the wind and blowing backwards on my head

That happened to me at the BHPC Leicester crosswind challenge: It was the first time I'd worn my helmet since the unfortunate pedal car vs hair incident, and it turned out the strap had become loosened.  As soon as I turned into the wind it tried to escape.
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Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2019, 10:50:10 pm »
Don't you find they get blown off at speed?

Nope but you do need them snug on the head .

Kim

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Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2019, 10:55:27 pm »
Don't you find they get blown off at speed?

Nope but you do need them snug on the head .

The best I've found are the small/medium Walz cycling caps, which fit my head properly, and have peaks that will fold rather than act as a sail in strong air currents.  I still lost one to the A38 underpass in a freak gust of wind.
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Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2019, 05:23:21 pm »
I must admit I'm very aware the long peak is catching a lot of wind when flying along.

Re: Recumbents & waterproof trousers
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2019, 06:55:41 pm »
The hat I use has a sliding catch at the back so it's easy to set it for the ideal size/snugness.
I've never lost a hat due to pure speed yet, they even stay on at +50 mph.
But I do tend to make sure it's well down on my head if I think I'm going to do a silly speed.
It tends to be a sudden very strong cross draft that lifts the hat off my head.

I've also made the mistake once of getting a hat where the inside edge of the brim wasn't hard against my forehead.
It did make it very comfortable to ride in as it felt very soft.
That was until I got up to a silly speed.
At which point the slight cloth filled gap let the brim flutter badly.
This caused my glasses to vibrate and I suddenly couldn't see where I was going ...... :o