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Old 04-23-14, 06:07 PM   #326
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Now I am seeing that the forecast has moved to 60% chance of rain. Any bets on rain?
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Now I am seeing that the forecast has moved to 60% chance of rain. Any bets on rain?
Stop looking at the forecast, for crying out loud. Nothing good ever comes of that.
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Old 04-24-14, 09:30 AM   #328
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Not looking good. Forecast hasn't been encouraging for several days now. Driving 4-5 hrs from NYC to CC to get soaked and freeze is hard to look forward to. I'm not bailing yet, but if things don't improve by tomorrow afternoon, I will bag it.

Pulling a groin muscle yesterday tripping over the damn tandem hasn't improved my outlook either...
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bummer, hope the leg feels better. I guess we'll have to stay tuned to see if it's a go or not. I have it a bit easier than you, only about 1:45 from the trail.
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Ugh. I'm committed as we've 12 plus hours of Mum care in place. If the weather isn't influenced by having the mudguards on, well there are people I can visit.
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I now see 90% chance of rain. I'll make the final decision later, but it's not looking good. It would be a long drive for me, too.
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Grrrrr. I wonder if one does a rain dance, but goes counterclockwise, does that help?
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I will be there regardless.
I will have a back-up bike with fenders.
I will have bikes and stuff to swap and sell.
I will have a flask of my own.
My early training has kicked in. "Never shall I fail my comrades".
If the weather sucks, I hope it sucks enough. I've dealt with New England weather in general, and Cape Cod weather in particular, long enough not to be deterred by a forecast. I'll see any who come on the DZ.

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I was just discussing this with Sharon. She says I should go, weather or not.

I have some fenders I may put on the UO8. Or I may bring the Centurion after all. What the heck, it's only water.

aix, hope you feel better.
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Thank you for the healing thoughts. It is truly a minor pain: by itself not enough to keep me away.

Watching & waiting...
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I'm also watching and waiting. Best laid plans and all that...
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Still at 90%.
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I just transferred the handlebar bag, pump, and water bottles from the Bianchi to the Centurion so I ride it on Saturday. Then I added a rear blinky mount so I can commute on it tomorrow, seein' as how the Bianchi without the bag won' be able to carry lunch.
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Looks like I'm going to have to change bikes. I'll bring my Fuji touring bike with panniers attached. Haven't had a chance to put fenders on it yet, so I guess I'll get a bit wet. Panniers should take care of some splash from the back.
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I will be there regardless.
I will have a back-up bike with fenders.
I will have bikes and stuff to swap and sell.
I will have a flask of my own.
My early training has kicked in. "Never shall I fail my comrades".
If the weather sucks, I hope it sucks enough. I've dealt with New England weather in general, and Cape Cod weather in particular, long enough not to be deterred by a forecast. I'll see any who come on the DZ.
yea, what Top said.

I'm packed, fenders, rain gear, food, flask. If I only ride 5 miles, I'm good. I know a nice little pub we could hole up in to discuss how awesome we all are for showing up.

If these guys can do it, so can we.



BTW, the guy in the lead is my friend Fred Thomas of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, the new owner of Austro-Daimler.

I hope it pours!!!

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Okay, that does it. I'm bringing the UO8. No fenders, but generator lights and a rack which can carry panniers and something across the back to act as a rear fender. Besides, it's made of inoxidble or whatever and has stood the test of 42 years. The Centurion's yellow bar tape is too nice to ride in the wet. The Bertin has a leather saddle.
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Man!!!! I'm crying for my New England peeps and tomorrow's ride. I do admire your tenacity and I have the perfect bike to switch out for the ride--- if I could join you tomorrow.

A couple of summers ago @ftwelder gifted me a '75 Schwinn Voyageur II. Took me while to build it into a useful ride with fenders, racks, bags, a rear hub driven dynamo, and lights. Finally took it for a test ride last week before I needed to head south for my FiL's funeral.

I'm really pleased with the ride and fit (despite it being a 63cm instead of my usual 60cm size). This would be a perfect time to use the Brooks Cambium C17 saddle.

Yesterday was my FiL funeral. It was a moving tribute to his amazing life and the family asked me to share our remembrances. At the grave side the Army sent a 9 soldier honor guard. With precision and dignity these soldiers placed Lt. Col. Chester C. Rice in his final resting place. It was very moving. Some of you will remember my riding buddy Glenn. He now lives in GA and was able to attend the service.
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Well, I'm gonna bag it. Driving 5 hours to subject my beautiful Bob Jackson and sturdy wife (I may have that backwards) to 48 degrees and rain is a little too much. I was eager to commune with the New England contingent of our loopy little club and will miss that a lot.

Please set up another ride on the Cape before the season starts and the crowds take over!

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Well, I'm gonna bag it. Driving 5 hours to subject my beautiful Bob Jackson and sturdy wife (I may have that backwards) to 48 degrees and rain is a little too much. I was eager to commune with the New England contingent of our loopy little club and will miss that a lot.

Please set up another ride on the Cape before the season starts and the crowds take over!

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Hey, I totally understand .. my drive is only two hours but I have a warm house to go to and have other business to attend. So it won't be a wasted weekend for me. Here's an idea, since you seem to have the longest drive, why don't you look at your calendar and throw out a date? Even if it's not the whole group, I bet we can gather up at least two or three. And who know's, the date may attract more. Hell, I'll ride with your Bob Jackson any day! .. plus you and your wife.

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Here's an idea, since you seem to have the longest drive, why don't you look at your calendar and throw out a date?
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Hey, don't finger me! If Pastor Bob hasn't insisted on ministering to his flock Easter Sunday we all would have been there last Saturday. No wonder non-conformists were persecuted And if you recall, the weather last year was no great shakes.
Looks as if Scott will finally see one of the Miyatas this ride.

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Ahh! Hate to say it, but I won't be there tomorrow. 46 and steady rain doesn't sound like a great time. I was going to change the Brooks out on my Fuji and take it, but I've reconsidered. If I get up tomorrow and it looks promising, I'll post here to let folks know I'm on the way. Otherwise, I'll keep an eye out for a new date and plan on making that one. Bummer, I have been really looking forward to this ride.
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Ahh! Hate to say it, but I won't be there tomorrow. 46 and steady rain doesn't sound like a great time. I was going to change the Brooks out on my Fuji and take it, but I've reconsidered. If I get up tomorrow and it looks promising, I'll post here to let folks know I'm on the way. Otherwise, I'll keep an eye out for a new date and plan on making that one. Bummer, I have been really looking forward to this ride.
Sorry OTG, we'll miss you .

btw, if any one shows up without a proper raincoat, I've got a spare cycling one I'm bringing ..

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Thanks Scott, I've been looking forward to showing off the Holdsworth with the parts I got from you last fall. I'll be up early checking the weather to see if they messed up the forecast.
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I've already loaded this into the car.
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