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Old 12-05-02, 09:21 AM   #26
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isn't that kinda dangerous with lighting storms and all?
If one goes outside there house, life is dangerous in many ways... I love lighting storms. However, I live in So CA... and we almost never get them here. We hardly get thunder either. So, both my wife and I play in the rain. We're planning a golf and cycle outing to Summerland, Vegas early next year... oh boy

Rain relaxes me and most golfers are not equiped for it and leave the course open. hooray
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Old 12-05-02, 12:07 PM   #27
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I enjoy riding in the rain, of the kind we get around here. The sound of the drops against my rainsuit is as pleasant as the sounds of drops against a tin roof. More often than not, though, when I get ready on a rainy morning to ride to work, by the time I've gone 3 miles down the road the rain has abated and I then have to strip off the rain gear when the sun pops out. So far this calendar year its rained only on 20 days for a total of 11 inches; so there's not much opportunity to dig out the rain gear in the first place.
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Old 12-05-02, 12:47 PM   #28
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Chris.. Anxious to see/ hear more about your tour of Victoria.. Drizzle. isn't it like middle spring there now?
Well, summer "officially" starts on 1 December in this country. Of course, those of us here in Queensland know that it's been summer since August 30. Victoria in November is a lot like a Queensland "winter", except slightly cooler. The Victoria tour account will be posted in the touring section sometime this weekend, and yes, it is great cycling.
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When I cycle in the rain, I take with me 2 drinking bottles of water 0.75 liter each.

If it is cold, I do not drink it, but wash my bike with it. I just pour this water on the bike here and there, and it makes a lot easier to clean it afterwards inside the house.

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As a Seattlite I do have to jump in on thisa one with a big fat NO I don't shy away from it but I grow weary of it quickly riding in dry weather even snow is more fun. Though I must admit that when I buy new rain gear I do hope it rains to check it out, we are in a drought right now and it is supposed to be a dry year that is not good though

Hey ATroll I know this is from another thread but I never got back to you I love women with Fucia hair they are usually pretty fiesty Will you be my girlfriend
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Nope. I wear glasses, so that's a pain to deal with. The drivers around here seem to look for any excuse to drive worse that usual (but they stay dry in their cages, so why?) I will finish a ride in the rain, but won't start a rain ride save for my commute. Or a big organised ride, like the MS150.
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Hey ATroll I know this is from another thread but I never got back to you I love women with Fucia hair they are usually pretty fiesty Will you be my girlfriend
Oh, ngateguy! This is a first! I've always done the asking and never been asked. And my answer is...

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Lets see if I can actually get my picture posted this is fro my ney Babe-alicious girl friend A.troll. I think the picture makes me look shorter than I am. But I am decked out in my holiday finest
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Old 12-14-02, 01:26 PM   #36
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Hey A.Troll I thought I would show you that I clean up well too. Maybe I will wear this on our first date. This will be my last off topivc post sorry gang, I can't help it I am in love and she said
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I have really loved my experiences with rain. The only time I'll get wet outside is on the bike.

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Old 12-15-02, 02:16 AM   #38
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Around here at this time of year yuo get more wet if it's not raining than if it is. A little thing called perspiration.
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Hope you guys get some rain in the land down under
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Old 12-15-02, 02:24 AM   #40
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We got a storm here last week. Now that was worth riding in! :thumbup:

However, what we really need is a flood.
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I live in Seattle. If I didn't ride in the rain, I'd cut my riding time in half. It's just something you deal with.
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I live north of Puckloki in Vancouver and he's right, if you didn't ride in the rain you'd hardly ride at all. I got full raingear for my bike and I ride all winter long. Nothing better than bringing the bike home and you can't tell what color it is
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My mileage has bee so awful in December, I decided today I must get out.. The past two days were one of the 20 or so rainy days here in So Cal.. I have great rain gear so I decicded to test it out again, to see how comfortable I would be..
I have rain resistant clothes from helmet to toes.. The Triflex tights were great, as long as it is cool. They insulate and breathe so well, I was hoping for a lite rain.. A little cool about the face and neck and feet felt a little too warm. Wind resistant booties keep out the water but do not breathe.. The rain was about 60 degrees. Overall it was a good ride. Would be reluctant to do it w/o proper gear. Will go out again.. Wonder if might commute next Monday nite to work. All that heavy gear, would it be clean and dry by morining.? Always rinse out my cycling clothes so they will feel clean for return home from work. Strange for So Cal to rain all way through Christmas of varying degrees.. We do need it..
ps- yesterday, I went out Christmas shopping in the rain.. Had plenty of room in the panniers- but could find nothing to buy. Wish my Cycling clothes could have been green and red.. I get the strangest looks when Christmas shopping in cyling grear- even though I was wearing baggies..
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Can't stand peeling soaking wet knickers off when I get in from cycling in the rain!!! and being soaked cause I have to ride thru large puddles either that or get run over!!!
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I seriously need to ride in some rain soon. Anything to escape the bushfire smoke that is once again enveloping the Gold Coast.
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My grandad lives in New South Wales Aust but I have never met him I might get round to it one day!! Brothers just been there wouldn't mind cycling over there too the terrain must be really good for mountain biking and off road!!
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My grandad lives in New South Wales Aust but I have never met him I might get round to it one day!! Brothers just been there wouldn't mind cycling over there too the terrain must be really good for mountain biking and off road!!
Yeah, I'm in Queensland, about 22km from the NSW border. Under normal conditions (i.e. not in the worst drought ever) this is a great place to ride, with riding to suit every taste. However, the last 18 months - 2 years haven't been as much fun.
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