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    Tomorrows weather

    I'm not making excuses. I really want to ride. But as of now I have no fenders or rain jacket. So part of me wants to go and part of me says are you crazy. LOL Which would you do?
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    How far is your commute? If it's not too far it might be doable in the rain. Thunderstorms would be a bit too much for me, though.

    I've only commuted in the rain unintentionally. The worst part for me isn't getting wet, it's dealing with drivers who freak out when it rains (I'm in SoCal, we don't get a lot of rain).
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    6 miles (one way)of a commute and so far we been having lots of rain. Except for last week which was so beautiful*sigh*

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    I would've ordered me a new top of the line rainjacket yesterday. In the meantime wear what you've got. You'll appreciate the new jacket when it arrives.

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    Only a 30% chance of rain every hour. If it wasn't raining when I went to leave in the morning, I"d probably do it, although you mention you don't have fenders yet, so if the road is wet, that can make for a less enjoyable ride. I've noticed this year that on several occasions, the weather forecast calls for 70% chance of rain all day long, so I don't ride, then it doesn't rain at all. I usually check the hourly forecast first thing in the AM when I wake up. If it's nice out & the chance of rain during commuting hours is low, I usually ride.

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    Do it. It won't be terribly cold if you get wet and it probably won't rain, according to the forecast. Surely you have something to wear in case it does rain?
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    Sounds good. Ill check in the morn for the forecast. I order so much stuff on ebay for the bike and yet I forgot rain gear. Fenders are coming. Not fast enough though LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    Do it. It won't be terribly cold if you get wet and it probably won't rain, according to the forecast. Surely you have something to wear in case it does rain?
    No windbreaker No rain coat. Lots of sweat shirts? I did have a poncho but its MIA. I have dry clothes at work and a warm towel too. I think I'm set. I cant wait I'm one of those people who like to ride in the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I've only commuted in the rain unintentionally. The worst part for me isn't getting wet, it's dealing with drivers who freak out when it rains (I'm in SoCal, we don't get a lot of rain).
    Same here. I drive when it rains. I just don't trust L.A. drivers enough.

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    This forecast is more detailed. http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...2=-73.4161&e=0

    It tells me that you will likely see a tenth of an inch in the morning and nothing in the afternoon. Most likely if you aren't travelling 10 miles and the sky looks clear in the morning, you can pull the trigger. Afternoon is clear.

    If that doesn't work, get some rain gear.

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    Goddamn it depresses me to look at the 10-day. http://www.weather.com/outlook/healt...60?dp=precipdp

    rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain rain

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    Lol

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    Doesn't look like it will be raining hard, you could probably get away with only a light sprinkling. Won't kill you.

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    Oh yeah yours is more detailed!!! I put it in my favs...Thanks

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    It might rain but for some reason I think it would be fun =)

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    How about a wool sweater? If you have a wool sweater that you don't mind getting wet, try it for your rainy ride. Wool doesn't feel soaking wet when it rains.

    I've also worn fleece in the rain and it wasn't too bad. It dries fast as well.


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    <--- lives in a virtual rain forest of a city.

    I don't mind riding in the rain but I do prefer dry riding if for no other reason than dry weather allows me to pack less for the ride.
    I have a full assortment of rain gear now: an Axiom Stormfront jacket (that I misidentified in a few threads here as an Axiom Panorama) that I reserve fro winter riding (Too large and not nearly breathable enough for me). The Axiom jacket is now second fiddle to a new MEC rain riding jacket that I much prefer, lighter, more breathable and just plain snappy looking!
    I also have the usual assortment of waterproof gear: two finger (or crab claw) glove covers, waterproof shoe covers, waterproof pants and, my new fave for anything less than a torrential storm, Rain Legs, like waterproof assless chaps for cyclists. I love 'em.

    All the right gear makes rain riding so much more tolerable but adds so much more baggage. :shrug:
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    Well I've made it! Not one drop of rain either. Its raining now at 7:30 am but not hard.

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    Aren't you glad you did it?

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    Nice! You're braver than I. I thought I was home free until October as far as rain is concerned, but it rained hard and was thundering yesterday. I haven't gotten any rain gear yet, and I'm out of money to spend on the bike for at least a couple months. Instead I rode my motorcycle, which only sounds a tad saner, but I have full rain gear for it already so it's no problem. I stay 100% dry on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by she View Post
    Well I've made it! Not one drop of rain either. Its raining now at 7:30 am but not hard.
    Good.

    Now get the right gear and you will check the weather to decide what to wear when you ride, not if you are going to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    Good.

    Now get the right gear and you will check the weather to decide what to wear when you ride, not if you are going to ride.
    I am I am I swear! LOL I ordered a rain cape. Since I like my back pack I wanted one of them. Its probably easier to fold I would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by she View Post
    Well I've made it! Not one drop of rain either. Its raining now at 7:30 am but not hard.
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    Seems like its gonna rain in the afternoon so I am gonna pack my rain gear and take a pair of shoes that I am gonna leave at work =)

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