Be careful riding after rain – there’s greater chance of falling

A good piece of advice for beginner cyclists is to be very careful when riding during or after rain, when the road is wet. That’s when the road is extra slippery. Some of you might say, well duh, rain makes the road wet, but wetness isn’t the only danger that lurks after rain. Today I’m going to give you a little piece of advice that I wish I received when I was first starting my cycling adventures.

Be careful riding after rain – there’s greater chance of falling

What I’m today going to be talking about is the danger of wet roads after rain falls after a long time with no rain. Let’s say for example that you live in a area where weeks or maybe even months pass without a drop of rain. Well roads in places like this get a huge amount of grease and oil deposited on them, from cars, motorcycles and trucks.

When rain finally does fall, this layer of grease and oil mixes up with water and it makes the whole road very slippery. This isn’t such a big problem in places where rain falls on a regular basis. In places with frequent showers the roads get washed often, and don’t have the slippery residue built-up on top. Extended periods of time without rain is the real problem. If you live in places like this, then be careful of roads after rain. They are slippery by default, but depending on how greasy they are, roads near you might be extra greasy.