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    Umbrella Question..

    If it's raining really hard and you're carrying one of those giant golf umbrellas and you happen to approach someone without an umbrella at a crosswalk waiting for the light to turn green, would you shield him/her with your umbrella while waiting?

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    Not unless you want to sleep with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keoki View Post
    would you shield him/her
    No/probably... but those are just guesses, I don't recall ever carrying an umbrella so I'd be the guy on the other side of that question standing there getting soaked. And I wouldn't expect a guy with an umbrella to walk up next to me and hold it over both of us so I wouldn't be offended when he didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LWP View Post
    No/probably... but those are just guesses, I don't recall ever carrying an umbrella so I'd be the guy on the other side of that question standing there getting soaked. And I wouldn't expect a guy with an umbrella to walk up next to me and hold it over both of us so I wouldn't be offended when he didn't.
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    I stand leaning half the umbrella over him. Causing the rain coming off the umbrella to deluge him.
    That'll teach him not to carry an umbrella.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    I stand leaning half the umbrella over him. Causing the rain coming off the umbrella to deluge him.
    That'll teach him not to carry an umbrella.
    So evil!

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    This is interesting. It rained here today, and not everyone on the walkthrough this morning was adequately prepared.

    I started carrying an umbrella in the car when I was going to night school. One of the better things one can buy for under ten bucks.

    And I agree with Retrogrouch.

    So I probably ain't sharing.

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    I'm gonna just blow thru the stop light and not worry about some guy standing in the rain.

    But as long as we're riding around in the rain with giant golf umbrellas, if there's a monster tailwind, is the umbrella better used to keep dry or as a sail to utilize the tailwind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I'm gonna just blow thru the stop light and not worry about some guy standing in the rain.

    But as long as we're riding around in the rain with giant golf umbrellas, if there's a monster tailwind, is the umbrella better used to keep dry or as a sail to utilize the tailwind.
    Geez, I just reread everything and realized that I'm the only one here riding around on a bicycle with a giant golf umbrella. I responded like I was on a cycling thread and here I am sitting in the lounge.

    Sorry for the foolishness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Geez, I just reread everything and realized that I'm the only one here riding around on a bicycle with a giant golf umbrella. I responded like I was on a cycling thread and here I am sitting in the lounge.

    Sorry for the foolishness.
    no kidding, you new here??????
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    Geez, I just reread everything and realized that I'm the only one here riding around on a bicycle with a giant golf umbrella.

    This conversation is just waiting to be reapplied to the next no0b question in "beginner's corner" re: riding in the rain.

    "Your best bet is to find the biggest golf umbrella you can afford, and affix it to the headset. Ask your LBS about umbrella-compliant headsets."

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    Not mentioned above but useful to know...

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    I live in Tucson. What's an umbrella?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keoki View Post
    If it's raining really hard and you're carrying one of those giant golf umbrellas and you happen to approach someone without an umbrella at a crosswalk waiting for the light to turn green, would you shield him/her with your umbrella while waiting?

    You shouldn't do so without asking, first. It violates a person's personal space and independence.

    The proper way is to make an offer such as, "Would you like to share my umbrella?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter P. View Post
    You shouldn't do so without asking, first. It violates a person's personal space and independence.

    The proper way is to make an offer such as, "Would you like to share my umbrella?".
    Giant Golf Umbrella!! Giant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keoki View Post
    Giant Golf Umbrella!! Giant!
    The thing is so big there isn't enough room for the both of you to be standing at the intersection and not be under it.
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    Colorado Umbrellas.. mostly used during CX races when it's snowing. When it's raining there is always lightning...and I prefer not to get lit up.
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    Wonder if I can use this on the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keoki View Post
    If it's raining really hard and you're carrying one of those giant golf umbrellas and you happen to approach someone without an umbrella at a crosswalk waiting for the light to turn green, would you shield him/her with your umbrella while waiting?
    I might, I might not.

    But what I WILL do is stand with him between me and the giant puddle, so that when the car comes by and throws up a big splash, he blocks it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Wonder if I can use this on the bike?

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    I'd ask her first.
    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Wonder if I can use this on the bike?


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    In '91 I was riding up the Col de Joux Plane on the day the TdF crossed it. I was only a couple of kilometers into the climb when the skies started to open up so I pulled over to the side of the road to pull my raingear out of my panniers. An older gentleman ran over and held his umbrella over me while I was getting the gear out. Unfortunately, he was speaking to me in Spanish of which I know very little so all I could say was "Gracias, amigo". I don't think that "Cervezas fria, pour favor" would have been the proper thing to say - or "donde est la bano?" (my other memorized sentence in Spanish).


    To the OP - if you have a huge umbrella and aren't holding it high enough to stay above face level of the people around you - then you are a jerk. If you wish to hold it so that it protects me at the crosswalk as well... Well, thanks. I won't presume to stay under it once we start to cross but I appreciate the gesture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Geez, I just reread everything and realized that I'm the only one here riding around on a bicycle with a giant golf umbrella. I responded like I was on a cycling thread and here I am sitting in the lounge.

    Sorry for the foolishness.
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    no kidding, you new here??????
    Golf umbrellas are the new frame pump of racing

    Try and keep up people
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    I'm on a road bike..........

    They have enough in common to blast down it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg View Post
    Golf umbrellas are the new frame pump of racing

    Try and keep up people
    See, these are the kinda things that just keep reminding me that I'll never be hip.
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