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    ...until I can ride again killingtime's Avatar
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    Is there anything worse than a rainy Sunday?

    Is there anything worse than working Mon-Saturday, busting your a** all week, having a freshly cleaned and lubed bike, and then nothing but rain in the forecast for Sunday?

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    I'd have to go with a cold and rainy Saturday and Sunday.

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    That's why I have a "rain bike". Mine is an early-80's lugged steel frame Trek that I treated the tube interiors with Frame Saver, built up with leftover parts and fitted with full fenders. I don't have to worry about damaging my good bikes or wearing out expensive components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killingtime
    Is there anything worse than working Mon-Saturday, busting your a** all week, having a freshly cleaned and lubed bike, and then nothing but rain in the forecast for Sunday?
    How about a deluge Sunday? We have got nearly 9" (rain, not snow) here since yesterday. Northern Mass and southern NH are getting a pretty fair washing right now. Anyone who still believes global warming is not affecting the weather is just not paying attention. Between the fires in the west, the nearly year round tornadoes in the midwest, hurricanes that had to go into the double letters for names (including a particularly bad one named Katrina), and a host of other indicators like the rain we're getting here, it's clear that we will be paying for altering the planet's ecosystems. It would be nice to think that things will be getting better, but I think the writing is on the wall. Do your part to help and ride your bike when you can, instead of driving 100 yds to the 7-11.

    We have rain forecast every day through next Sunday. I'm beginning to feel like I'm in the Pacific NW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldo
    I'd have to go with a cold and rainy Saturday and Sunday.

    Sounds like something a hoosier would say

    Got to ride yesterday night, man it was cold after all the warm we had.
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    yea, maybe. Like having a perfect day but having a family obligation that'll keep you from riding.

    We have had generally cool but decent weather here in new england, big lack of snow this winter and its been a loooooonnnnnnnngggggg time since we've been had a monsoon season like we're into right now

    north of Boston theres some big rivers cresting - as of last night - it may be above flood stage now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider
    That's why I have a "rain bike". Mine is an early-80's lugged steel frame Trek that I treated the tube interiors with Frame Saver, built up with leftover parts and fitted with full fenders. I don't have to worry about damaging my good bikes or wearing out expensive components.
    That's a great idea. I would be afraid to take anyhting expensive out here between December and June. Danged salt is everywhere.
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    *raises hand* I know what's worse. Not being able to ride at all because of a pulled back muscle. I'm glad it's raining because it gives me an excuse NOT to ride, and relax and recover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killingtime
    Is there anything worse than working Mon-Saturday, busting your a** all week, having a freshly cleaned and lubed bike, and then nothing but rain in the forecast for Sunday?
    Yeah, but I was fortunate enough to be forced to dodge it: This weekend is Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) in Columbus, OH. I was signed up to go, it would have been the first time I've attended in thirty years. Thanks to Myrtle Beach Bike Week (I work at a Honda dealership in Richmond), I had to cancel. Somebody has to keep the department open.

    Checked the weather Friday. Columbus had 45 degrees and pouring. Saturday was 57 degrees and pouring in places. Haven't checked today, yet.

    Meanwhile, north of Richmond I got out on the road about 0930 this morning, got back at 1145 just as the first raindrops were coming down.

    Pissed that I didn't do TOSRV, but 200 miles in the rain isn't my idea of fun on a motorcycle, much less a bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascade168
    We have rain forecast every day through next Sunday. I'm beginning to feel like I'm in the Pacific NW.
    Huh? It's a beautiful sunny day here in Seattle. We've been having great weather here lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Fart
    Huh? It's a beautiful sunny day here in Seattle. We've been having great weather here lately.
    Well, if anyone deserves sunny weather, it's you guys ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knudsen
    Sounds like something a hoosier would say

    Got to ride yesterday night, man it was cold after all the warm we had.
    I've only been here a little while so I don't know if I qualify for Hoosier status yet.

    I decided I needed to ride and it wasn't that bad. Mist/drizzle for the first 10 miles or so, pretty heavy rain for the next 5, and sunny the rest of the way home. Looks like it's about to rain some more now. Pretty good stuff...it's all about the right clothes and the fixie did a nice job today.

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    Hey, go for a ride in the rain, as long as you can do it on safe roads. Initially its hard to get yourself out on the bike when it pissing, but after a while, its kind of refreshing, exhilirating. Just take it easy going around corners.

    Your bicycle is not the Wicked Witch of the West, it won't melt if it gets wet!
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    Yeah, how about being stuck in Dallas for recurrent training and missing the wife's B'day and Mother's day and no bike to boot.

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    I don't let rain stop me from riding. If the weather is stormy - lightning, super strong wind gusts, debris flying around - I don't go out. Otherwise, for me, it's just water.
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    What's worse then a rainy Sunday? A rainy Sunday without your significant other.
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