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Old 08-01-11, 04:57 PM   #1
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Soaked..... but with a smile!

This weekend was a blast but I have encountered an issue..... my feet go numb when I ride. This is a new thing and didnt have it when I road when I was younger. So Sunday it got to me pretty bad and this morning, I called my local bike shop, talked with the guy who fitted me for a bike and he told me to come on in. So I got off work a little early, changed clothes and as I was grabbing my water from the cooler, I hear a loud thunder like sound. They are doing construction here so perhaps it was that. Maybe not.

But who the hell cares? I am going for a ride to the bike shop and solve the issue.

As I road out, it started to POUR. Then the thunder and lightening. Then the hail and me?.... I was just riding. I live on a strip of road called Highway 70.... and there is a reason who one no rides on the road there. Its dangerous. I pulled over twice to take cover but I was alread soaked so ride on it was.

Finally made it to the bike shop and they thought I was crazy. I couldnt argue the point but I must say, it reminded me of when I was younger. It was so much fun to ride in the rain, get nailed by the hail and get soaked. Something youthful about that.

Got the issue fixed, walked out still soaked, back on the bike and time to ride more. This time.... hail, rain, thunder, lightening and wind. Good ride home..... lovely weather (it was warm) and good excersise.

(and sorry Neil.... I will be one of those guys wearing sandlas to and from the ride..... the road shoes hopefully will help)
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Old 08-01-11, 05:01 PM   #2
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my last attempt at a century in july it started proper pouring down all the other riders where pulling off to the side finding shelter where they could I was just powering on through the rain people where looking at me like I was mad . I didnt care was the most fun I have had in the rain for a long time . Got hit by a wall of water from a car passing a massive puddle in the middle of the road and just carried on . the sun and hard riding soon dried me off after the downpour though
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Old 08-01-11, 05:28 PM   #3
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the coolest thing about it was that it was 96 degrees out!
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Old 08-01-11, 05:43 PM   #4
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I love the looks I get at the Y when It's raining and I've ridden there.
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Rain, as long as there is no lightning, is my absolute favorite riding weather. Even in winter. I have no idea why, i just love it.
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I totally love riding in the rain. Wife says I'm crazy but it's just so much cooler in the heat when riding in the rain.
Glad you got the problem fixed! :-)
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(and sorry Neil.... I will be one of those guys wearing sandlas to and from the ride..... the road shoes hopefully will help)
Dude, did you see the Crocs I wore to the ride start on Sunday?
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i did yes but I didnt want to hackle you about it, roadie!
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