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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    The ONLY good part about riding in the rain...

    Is the hot shower afterwards.
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    Fixie skids are much easier!
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    Pictures or it didn't happen.

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    DG must have done it--He got the "Cure" right

    But the bike goes in First.
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    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
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    Another good part is that you aren't riding the trainer.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    If it's raining, I'm not riding. That doesn't happen to often where I live.
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    I like to ride in the rain IF its not a cold rain. I am not fond of cold. Some of my most memorable rides have been in the rain, a nice warm rain that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil85207 View Post
    I like to ride in the rain IF its not a cold rain. I am not fond of cold. Some of my most memorable rides have been in the rain, a nice warm rain that is.
    I'll second that; most all my rain rides have been tropical, and like you said, a warm rain is pretty welcome sometimes. Kinda strange when you don't get cold flying down a hill, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Another good part is that you aren't riding the trainer.
    Ah a person after my own heart, I HATE the "Klingon Torture Device", known as the "Bike-Resistance Trainer" in my living room!! I keep trying to KILL it but it won't dye and just laughs at me!! Today was COLD, GRAY, WINDY, but I rode just to not have to get on the trainer!
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    I used to love to ride in the rain when I was a young teenager. My mother hated it though, because I had a stingray type bike with a twenty inch knobby on the rear, and no fenders. I'd have a stripe of mud, and water from the back of my hair, to my butt, from the rooster tail made by hitting mud puddles as fast as I could. What fun that was, I may have to try that again next summer... My mother won't complain, but my wife may.
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    I hate riding in the rain...but I did it to hit my goal of 5K miles. I'm very glad I invested in a CX bike and fenders as well.
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    You mean it actually stops raining long enough to go for a ride in some parts of the world?

    Sheesh, here in the Pac Northwest, if you don't like riding in the rain, you don't ride at all!

    L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhbernhardt View Post
    You mean it actually stops raining long enough to go for a ride in some parts of the world?

    Sheesh, here in the Pac Northwest, if you don't like riding in the rain, you don't ride at all!

    L.
    So Cal is beginning to look like your part of the world...and frankly I don't care for it. Nothing personal mind you...it's just that 5 straight days of rain pretty much sucks.
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    The best part about riding in the rain...... is that afterward you go buy the appropriate clothing & equipment so that riding in the rain isn't a discomfort. (Kinda like skiing on a snowy day)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metric Man View Post
    So Cal is beginning to look like your part of the world...and frankly I don't care for it. Nothing personal mind you...it's just that 5 straight days of rain pretty much sucks.
    You are getting the same rain we are here in Hawaii - stretching half way the way across the Pacific. I ride in the rain often but this has been really, really hard rain. I rode in it anyway though because it is good training for when I go touring ... it gives you a lot of confidence knowing you can handle it, however, it still isn't cold enough to really test my touring rain gear.
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    Warm rain?? What's that??

    I prefer dry, especially over our always cold, cold rain - generally accompanied by hail and sometimes some snow, but NEVER warm!!
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    All this rain talk has me wondering what you all do for eye wear. I hate going without eye protection, but after a few minutes I can't see anything and then I feel it's worse having glasses on than off. I'm speaking of standard glasses, not prescription.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metric Man View Post
    All this rain talk has me wondering what you all do for eye wear. I hate going without eye protection, but after a few minutes I can't see anything and then I feel it's worse having glasses on than off. I'm speaking of standard glasses, not prescription.
    Get some cheap "stylish" safety goggles at Home Depot and treat them with Rain-X. That works well for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    Get some cheap "stylish" safety goggles at Home Depot and treat them with Rain-X. That works well for me.
    I have both of those items in my garage...I will try that.
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    ...you get to see much of rural Indiana! Oops, sorry, wrong RAIN ride thread.

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    It becomes a completely different experience when you sing Randy Newman's "Rider in the rain".

    - and not just the chorus!
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    I'm not set up for wet weather riding. I'm not going to put fenders on my bike and spend all the money on clothing just to ride in the rain two or three days a year, not worth it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metric Man View Post
    All this rain talk has me wondering what you all do for eye wear. I hate going without eye protection, but after a few minutes I can't see anything and then I feel it's worse having glasses on than off. I'm speaking of standard glasses, not prescription.
    Had a mate with this problem and he used contact lens' when it rained and wore cycling glasses. No rain and he just wore his prescription- "Designer" sunglasses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Had a mate with this problem and he used contact lens' when it rained and wore cycling glasses. No rain and he just wore his prescription- "Designer" sunglasses.
    I always wear contacts, but it's the protection part I like. I end up riding without eye cover and it is not something I really like doing. I've treated my glasses with RainX and will give that a try.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    I'm wondering if I should get AL paddles for my rain riding adventures, or go with carbon. So far, I've got the umbrella part figured out:


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