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    Desert Rain (commute video)

    My commute in the rain. Last rain commute was in April sometime. I logged in over 200 bike trips this year, so no its not that I never commute. Even today I chose to ride in the rain. I could have waited as the rain almost never lasts all day. I had to take a different way back since my normal commute was flooded.

    One of the most amazing things about the commute is why I don't choose this route in the first place. A pedestrian/runner clueless enters a MUP with out looking and with headphones. She was also trespassing on a golf course to go over the lake. A car honks continuously and then runs the red light.

    Note the lake is dry normally, and it should be only a very small creek.
    http://www.vimeo.com/6450736
    x3 4:46

    **EDIT***
    I was able to turn down the volume on the video now Headphone safe.
    Last edited by wheel; 09-05-09 at 11:16 PM.

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    Great video.
    Scared the bejesus out of me when the lady came out infront of you. Felt my survival instincts kick in.

    Rain riding is nerve racking for me, being on the road in an area that people have little to no experience driving in would be rough.

    As a heads up for anyone else using headphones that turns it up, the commute sounds kick in during video transitions, it's really loud compared to the rest.
    You've got a bike, so you gotta move.

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    Looks wet. ;-P

    It rains all the time here, but not usually like that (w/ flooding, etc).

    What kind of camera was that?? I'm assuming it's waterproof enough... does it get license plates if you try?? It was kinda hard to tell.

    Oh and wtf was Ms.Karate-lady doin?! Practicing her high kick and her runinfrontofbike moves??? Yeesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilitantPotato View Post
    Great video.
    Scared the bejesus out of me when the lady came out infront of you. Felt my survival instincts kick in.

    Rain riding is nerve racking for me, being on the road in an area that people have little to no experience driving in would be rough.

    As a heads up for anyone else using headphones that turns it up, the commute sounds kick in during video transitions, it's really loud compared to the rest.
    Yea they happen around 2:06 and 3:20 sorry. I am fixing that so in the future it will be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWPdx View Post
    Looks wet. ;-P

    It rains all the time here, but not usually like that (w/ flooding, etc).

    What kind of camera was that?? I'm assuming it's waterproof enough... does it get license plates if you try?? It was kinda hard to tell.

    Oh and wtf was Ms.Karate-lady doin?! Practicing her high kick and her runinfrontofbike moves??? Yeesh
    Yea it only needs to rain a little and then wam flooding everywhere. The ground is super compact so it never soaks in, just runs off. The lake is a wash, which we use as a park/golf course.

    Vholdr. Yes ,but not as good as yelling the plate out. Demonstrated here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPtTNRGDkgw

    She is stepping over a fence. I think she was crossing the MUP as I never saw her come over the bridge.

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    That lady is what joey refers to as ahem... ZOMBIE!!!!!!!!

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    Looks good! I'm surprised you Desert People don't take a holiday and go splash in some puddles when it rains! Here in New Orleans our once-a-decade snowfall shuts down the whole city.
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    Cool. Looks like you were on the MUP bridge over Osbourn. Love it, but the greenbelt does get flooded during these monsoons. I think that's why the greenbelt was created in the first place--to control flood run-off.
    When I ride, the troubles just roll off my back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerly RE View Post
    Cool. Looks like you were on the MUP bridge over Osbourn. Love it, but the greenbelt does get flooded during these monsoons. I think that's why the greenbelt was created in the first place--to control flood run-off.
    Yep you are right. It could have been a L.A. river, but they choose this path.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    Looks good! I'm surprised you Desert People don't take a holiday and go splash in some puddles when it rains! Here in New Orleans our once-a-decade snowfall shuts down the whole city.
    The simplicity of waking up everyday and having sunshine is addicting. Rain is good just go away already.

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    cool! Love the rain. rain on the roof=music to the ears of a desert rat.
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