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Old 03-20-07, 05:56 PM   #1
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Its Raining

Well, the rain has set in here in God's country and I know not when I will get to ride again. I hate rainny days, we need the rain, but I want to ride! How's your weather?
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Old 03-20-07, 06:09 PM   #2
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70, clear and no wind in Jacksonville, FL. Just a wonderful day here.
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Old 03-20-07, 08:41 PM   #3
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It was spectacul;ar today, thunderstorms and rain now til Friday and a chance of storms Saturday. I'm gonna be on the &%#$ GERBIL WHEEL this week!
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Old 03-20-07, 10:10 PM   #4
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Tom, how high do you have your front wheel up off the ground?
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get a trainer or rollers or get some raingear and stop acting like a little girl
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12 inches of snow and still falling
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Old 03-21-07, 04:36 AM   #7
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About 3". The wife got that shot from a low angle
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it's going to rain all day for the next two days which are my only days off. Then it will probably get a lot warmer and sunny out as soon as I won't have the time for a long ride. Seems like it always works out this way for me.
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Rode the Langster in the last two mornings in a spitting rain. I love how it takes all of 3 minutes to clean that bike up after a wet ride.
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I haven't been on since Sunday, and it looks like I won't be until Friday at least. Luckily, there's the YMCA.
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Here's what I do when there's rain:

1. Get raingear (rain jacket, pants, etc.) and reflectors/reflective tape/reflective everything.

2. Put fenders on the bicycle to reduce water flying everywhere and gunk flinging.

3. Put on Koolstop Salmon Pads (rim brakes). Disc brakes? Perfect for rain on their own

Of course, if I lived in Virginia, I'd probably not be wanting to head out on the roads (no offense to Virginians...I just didn't find the drivers very friendly to non-automotive vehicles in the roads when I went to Fairfax last summer).
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Well, the rain has set in here in God's country and I know not when I will get to ride again. I hate rainny days, we need the rain, but I want to ride! How's your weather?
Looks like I can finally get a ride in, until I get fenders on the bike rain riding is out, it actually rained from October 15th until January 15th, then switched to snow. Thursday looks good in the PM, with a temperature of 12C and sun, Friday also looks good at 9C and sunny, then of course it will rain Saturday and Sunday
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Old 03-24-07, 08:18 PM   #13
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Things got great the last two nights! Beautiful weather! Even got the kids out to ride (ok, the three year old would rather sit and get pushed but hey!) Problem is I've been shirking chores in order to mess with my bikes!
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