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Old April 16th 18, 03:07 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 2018-04-15 21:05, James wrote:
On 16/04/18 08:51, jbeattie wrote:

Road tires generally cut through new hail and snow unless it really
accumulates fast. I've never had problems with rim brakes riding in
hail. I just don't like it because it hurts my face. The conditions
that cause hail usually don't last for very long, and the upside is
that it bounces off you -- unlike rain. If its Old Testament
apocalyptic hail, I go hide under an overhang until it stops.

I've been caught out in apocalyptic hail, with no overhang for many
kilometres. It doesn't just hurt your face. It hurts anywhere it hits.
Shoulders, back, legs, face, arms, hands, etc.

The worst is that it accumulate in all those diagonal air holes of the
helmet and almost gives a brain freeze. Note to self: Carry an oversized
shower cap in the tool kit :-)

The last hail wasn't apocalyptic, no golf-ball sized ice chunks.
However, it was coming down like someone had opened an infinitely large
ice chest up there and no useful overhang for miles until we got to an
old railroad tunnel.

Regards, Joerg


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