Saturday 2 March 2024

Rain and your Brompton

Rain! Recently it seems as if it has done nothing but rain and we haven't even reached April when April showers are a such a thing, it is a saying. I thought I would explore the sometimes touchy subject of rain and ones Brompton bicycle. 

Those clouds look ominous!

February 2024 is now on record as being the wettest in 200 years. A long time! If you live in the UK you are pretty used to it. The subject of the weather generally, what it has been like, predictions of what it is going to be like are topics of conversations. The opening lines when meeting new people can be the state of the weather. Standing at a bus stop (I don't but you get the idea) and engaging in smalltalk can be all about how hot, cold, wet, windy (or all of these) if oft used to fill awkward silences. Many weather presenters have become celebrities in their own right. You get the idea. 

I actually don't mind the rain at all. If you have read my blog for a while, you may remember me mentioning my dearly departed mum. She never let the rain stop be doing anything and would get us all out no matter how heavily it fell. I suppose I am very much the same now. I do draw the line at some of my Brompton bikes however. 

My Orange Titanium is my summer Brompton and a do not really like taking it out in bad weather. My other Brompton bikes I don't mind. I have a friend who loves their Brompton Electric and especially when it rains. He always tells me that in driving rain - often with an accompanying strong headwind - the power from the motor up front is nothing short of joyous. 

Not for the wet stuff!

Any Brompton is more than capable of being used when raining but many decide not to, or get another one they can use when raining. It is all rather silly. What do you think?

Until next time, stay safe out there people!

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