Cycling on the wet leaves is possible?

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

Moderator: Moderator Team

Locked
PaulSD
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:38 am

by PaulSD

Are wet leaves slippery for cycling?

by Weenie


spdntrxi
Posts: 1641
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:11 pm

by spdntrxi

Ofcourse


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Sleepless
Posts: 223
Joined: Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:58 pm
Location: Istanbul, TR

by Sleepless

Best thread ever! :D

User avatar
Calnago
Posts: 6242
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:14 pm

by Calnago

"Are wet leaves slippery for cycling?"
Not if you have disc brakes :). They fix everything. Ask the pros.
Colnago C64 - The Naked Build; Colnago C60 - PR99; Trek Koppenberg - Where Emonda and Domane Meet;
Unlinked Builds (searchable): Colnago C59 - 5 Years Later; Trek Emonda SL Campagnolo SR; Special Colnago EPQ

evan326
Posts: 480
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:51 pm
Location: RVA,USA

by evan326

Are they slippery to run on?

Steve_W
Posts: 296
Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:40 pm
Location: England

by Steve_W

Sleepless wrote:Best thread ever! :D

I'd agree.

kulivontot
Posts: 1170
Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 7:28 pm

by kulivontot

Can we ditch the 50 post requirement or even the discounts / incentives altogether? This forum is filling up with garbage off topic posts.

mattr
Posts: 3546
Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 6:43 pm
Location: The Grim North.

by mattr

It is a hilariously novel way of bumping his post count though.

User avatar
dj97223
Posts: 665
Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:27 pm

by dj97223

Is the Pope Catholic?
“If you save your breath I feel a man like you can manage it. And if you don't manage it, you'll die. Only slowly, very slowly, old friend.”

fromtrektocolnago
Posts: 1002
Joined: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:15 pm

by fromtrektocolnago

Calnago wrote:"Are wet leaves slippery for cycling?"
Not if you have disc brakes :). They fix everything. Ask the pros.


Ever climb on 17% gradient with wet leaves.....Don't
I knew better too. Fortunately nothing too bad went wrong. Just a little scary for a moment. Maybe I should've had disc ;)
Colnago C-59 (Dura Ace)
Firefly(Ultegra)
Trek 5200(ultegra)

User avatar
Calnago
Posts: 6242
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:14 pm

by Calnago

Yes, you would have had no problem with discs.
Colnago C64 - The Naked Build; Colnago C60 - PR99; Trek Koppenberg - Where Emonda and Domane Meet;
Unlinked Builds (searchable): Colnago C59 - 5 Years Later; Trek Emonda SL Campagnolo SR; Special Colnago EPQ

User avatar
Stolichnaya
Posts: 2627
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:55 pm
Location: Vienna, AUT

by Stolichnaya

Cycling on wet leaves is only safe above 40 kph.
:wink:

AZR3
Posts: 690
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:00 pm
Location: Az USA

by AZR3

The real question is which is better on wet leaves, an aero frame so your faster and spend less time on the wet leaves or a lightweight frame so you don't apply as much pressure to the wet leaves......discuss! Lol

User avatar
jimaizumi
Posts: 711
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:48 am

by jimaizumi

Well, I did the most educated thing before posting a reply and checked his 7 posts. He's made comments on balancing to braking power on Enve's so I've decided to say this.... Dude, really? Didn't you know wet oak leaves are more slippery than birch but birch has a greater contact patch than sakura.... This is only if you're riding on tarmac but watch out for those Kapok trees in the amazon jungle... They can be pretty killer during the months of June to August but are perfectly "unslippable" from January to March...

Hope this helps...because if this is a serious question, you're not going to get any serious answers.
:oops: THE PAST: 2005 C'dale R700, 2006 Spesh S-Works Tarmac Gerolsteiner, 2009 Pinarello Dogma FPX My Way, 2011 Time RXR VIP

:D THE PRESENT: 2016 Colnago C60 ST01, 2017 Wilier Cento 10 Ramato

:wink: THE FUTURE: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

by Weenie


User avatar
Powerful Pete
Moderator
Posts: 4008
Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:22 am
Location: Lima, Peru and occasionally in the Washington DC area.
Contact:

by Powerful Pete

Locking this one for posterity.
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.

Locked
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post