When the heck is it going to stop raining

adventurous cyclist

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So much rain these days. Summer is already half gone. In Kyushu, there has been so much rain and damage so far and I think the JR line is still closed from last years mud slides.
 
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kiwisimon

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There are many very good reasons Japanese rice is so good and an abundant supply of water is one of them.
Your skin and bike are water proof and a zip lock bag will keep your phone dry. Don't let rain put you off riding.
There are 5 seasons and each has something different to offer.
 
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speedwobble

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I ride in the wet, but the post ride hassles of drying stuff out and cleaning are a pain. I'm not a clean bike nut, but its nice to have brakes that work on descents.

Has anyone got any of the lighter rain jerseys? I've got a Gabba, the detachable sleeves one, but its a bit hot for this time of year. Any recommendations for Japan?
 
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Kangaeroo

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I also ride in the wet and it was a perennial issue to get the right rain gear. After trying raincoats, ponchos (dangerous) and rain suits and waterproof, I finally decided (for summer rains) on spd sandals, quick-dry shorts and a sleeveless shirts, with spare shorts and shirt each day. I figured (correctly) that riding in Japan meant getting wet, but fighting it didn't work, so minimizing the area that would remain wet seemed to be the way to go. I store everything in a dry bag I attach to the rack on the rear of my bike, so it stays dry.
 

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I also ride in the wet and it was a perennial issue to get the right rain gear. [...] I figured (correctly) that riding in Japan meant getting wet, but fighting it didn't work, so minimizing the area that would remain wet seemed to be the way to go. I store everything in a dry bag I attach to the rack on the rear of my bike, so it stays dry.
I like your attitude, and if I didn't have a toddler at home, I'd prefer that to riding only indoors, that's for sure.
 
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