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Old 02-27-08, 10:36 PM   #1
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Did you ever wish it would rain?

I got my new Showers Pass rain pants the other day and haven't had a chance to try them out yet. So I'm kinda hoping its raining in the morning when I leave for work. Now mind you I'm not talking that downpour stuff and 40 mile an hour wind just a nice moderate kind of rain so I can see how they work. I have my Burley jacket and I know that bad boy works I just hope these pants are as good as what I have been told they are. Wish me luck.
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Old 02-27-08, 10:46 PM   #2
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ack goodness no...

sorry I'm still not over all he rain we had last week, i still can't get my chain ajusted correctly since i let it stay covered in mud too long.
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Old 02-27-08, 10:48 PM   #3
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It almost never rains here so I don't even own rain gear. If the weather forecast calls for rain I usually don't ride.
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Hope it rains for you tomorrow! I wish it would rain here tomorrow too then it couldn't possibly be -25C windchill outside.
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Old 02-27-08, 11:40 PM   #5
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Now that I finally got my rain gear dialed in, it looks like the end of rainy season here. I almost wish it would rain so I could try it out.
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never, not ever.
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Only on realy hot days.
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If it rains on me tomorrow, I know who to blame, stringbreaker! Actually, I don't mind rain all that much when it's in the 30s and 40s outside, but tomorrow is supposed to be in the mid-50s, and I'd sweat like a little pig in my rain gear if its that hot. Even with all the vents open, it's still hot.
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I hope for rain everytime I ride. Some of my most memorable rides have been in downpours. That said, after three weeks of nothing else in Scotland last July, it did get a little tiresome.
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Old 02-28-08, 06:54 AM   #10
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All the time, but not because I like to ride in it. We are in the midst of a horrible drought in NC, with water supplies dwindling in our reservoirs. We can't wash our cars, water lawns, or even hand water plants with a sprinkling can -- with a $1,000 fine for first offenders. It has been raining so infrequently that I welcome rainy days as an opportunity to take a day off cycling and restock supplies in my office.
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Old 02-28-08, 07:31 AM   #11
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Only for the fact that everything this time of year is dirty. A good downpour tends to clean that up.
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Old 02-28-08, 07:33 AM   #12
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Well it was raining a little when I left at 4:25 and by the time I got to Auburn it had stopped. I still wore the Showers pass pants and I was dry if not a bit sweaty. Nice thing about it I did get to ride the Volare and that ain't bad.
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Old 02-28-08, 07:45 AM   #13
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I don't mind to ride when it rains, and prefer it over freezing cold, but I never actively wish for it either...












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Old 02-28-08, 08:17 AM   #14
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Yes, I love it when it rains! Why? Because I just got a SHower's Pass jacket a few weeks ago, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
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Old 02-28-08, 08:32 AM   #15
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When there's a heat index of 108 Degrees outside, then yes.

Otherwise, I'd almost always prefer it not rain.
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Old 02-28-08, 08:40 AM   #16
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Hope it rains for you tomorrow! I wish it would rain here tomorrow too then it couldn't possibly be -25C windchill outside.
I'll take -15 and dry over 0 and rainy anytime!
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Old 02-28-08, 08:41 AM   #17
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Hell yes, I wish it would rain. Why? Because if it was raining, IT WOULDN'T BE SNOWING!!!!!

Godalmighty I am sick of snow. Sick sick sick of it.
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Old 02-28-08, 08:49 AM   #18
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Sure--right after I bought my rain cape I wanted to try it out. The frustrating thing was that barely rained for a couple of months after I got it--and it was only at night or in the middle of the day. Yet, I kept that cape in my trunk bag faithfully, and I was finally rewarded. Repeatedly.

Since I got the bike cape, I think it's kind of fun to ride in the rain and I don't mind it. I know the cape is goofy looking, but it feels great.

Anyhow, it's not going to rain here regardless--it was 9 deg F this morning. BTW, I've never used my rain cape for snow. Even if it's wet and heavy, a good portion of it falls off. Plus, it's typically not as dense as rain.
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Rain clears the dog walkers and roller bladers off the bike path.
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Old 03-01-08, 10:55 PM   #21
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Well has it rained yet? How are the rain pants? Or is it already getting too warm to wear without getting too sweaty?
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Old 03-01-08, 11:00 PM   #22
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no rain plz.
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No I haven't had a chance to ride again due to a little physical problem from some major friction in an unmentionable place ( long story about jeans and an too much nose tilt on my brooks saddle) It was raining like crazy Friday afternoon too and it would have been a great test plus it was windy and pretty cold. Oh well it it is the Pacific Northwest I'll get my chance
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I wish it would torrentially downpour every night over the route I want ride after sunrise. Hard rains are about the only street sweeping that does any good where I live. Broken bottle glass is gone, just not for very long.
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While I like riding in the rain -- splashing around in puddles is tons of fun -- I'm not sure I ever HOPE for rain.

I too drank the Showers Pass cool-aid and wear the jacket throughout the winter. The rain pants are my cold weather or precipitation pants, but I ditch them after it gets any warmer than about 55 degrees F because they are so warm. As for water resistance, you will find they are fantastic.
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