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    Any one else sick of the $%#@ rain!

    Any one else sick of the $%#@ rain! Here in Pittsburgh. we have had 21 days of rain in April and May isn't starting any better. I am missing my evening rides. I really look forward to the longer days when I can ride in the evening but I don't think I have been able to do one this year!
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    Yesterday I would have agreed with you. But today was so beautiful, I'm cured.

    Hope your weather clears soon.
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    We are over twenty inches for the last week of April
    and the first few days of May, That is half of our
    annual amount. The camp grounds around the lake
    are under water but they think it will not hurt as
    gas prices will keep the numbers down. About
    a third of the camp sites are not usable.

    Yes, I am sick of the rain and cold. 36 this morning.
    20` below normal.

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    Where I live it's been super dry. The problem is we are having horrible wind. Sometimes even enough to throw you off your bike. Also there are mosquito swarms everywhere.
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    Been monsoons, here in Ohio. I think we've been getting something like one or two days a week, without rain, and never in a row. Starting to wonder if it's time to build an ark.
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    When some wild eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs you by the throat and taps the back of your favorite head head against the barroom wall, and he looks crooked in the eye, and he ask you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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    Rainy here in New York too. I've been riding anyway. The Terratrike is very stable in wet conditions. I do miss my contact lenses though! I wear glasses to save some money and I need wipers on them! ha

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    My wife says I've been quacking in my sleep.
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    My girlfriend and I both agreed this morning that it is, indeed, getting freakin old. All this rain. But I guess it'll make us appreciate it all the more when it clears out.

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    I'm glad the rain is finally stopping here in the Burg. Hope to be going for a ride tonight on one of the local trails.

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    That's not exactly what she said.

    If seems like it has rained for 40 days and 40 nights here, I am very sick of it. I planned to go for a long ride today but there are very dark ominous clouds moving in.
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    I should have ridden my bike in today. Even a non-rainproof jacket stopped the rain on my walk up the hill.

    I should buy tires that can handle wet road.
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    In the UK it's so dry we've been having forest and moorland fires in April. No rain for many weeks and a slight possibility of some by the end of this week.

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    A friend in Arizona says the drought conditions are pretty bad. She said there was a huge pow wow of the local native american nations and they had a rain dance that was very impressive.

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    here in my little corner of The Great Mojave Desert, it's been windy for about forever. and as big as i am, i've adopted the nickname, La Viole (French for: The Sail)

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    Sunny days have a shutter speed out here.
    OK right now , but I never go anywhere without rain-gear..

    next month could be Juneuary again.

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    We've had excessive precipitation for several months in a row, first as snow and now as rain. We managed to break two records within four months of each other...snowiest December on record and rainiest April on record. Our spring temperatures are averaging 15 to 20 degrees below normal.

    The results....most WNY farmers are three to four plantings behind schedule due to fields that resemble rice paddies. School sports and town youth sports programs have all but stopped due to submerged or water-saturated playing fields. Streams are very, very high. The Finger Lakes are dangerously high causing many new and uncharted barely submerged objects that are threatening recreational boating. There's so much moisture in the soil that there are large puddles of standing water on our sandy beach!! I'm seeing standing water where I've never ever seen it before..and I've lived here for 60 years! It's still raining.

    I fear that the economic hits, ranging from agriculture to tourism and recreation are going to be numerous and very difficult to deal with.

    Oh, it also makes riding much less enjoyable.

    Yes, I'm getting a tad bit frustrated with all this rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    My wife says I've been quacking in my sleep.
    If you are lying on your back when it happens, are you quacking up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
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    No rain predicted for tomorrow night! Woohoo! I think I will go for a ride! Plus sunny this weekend with scattered showers. I will take what I can get!
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    It's been beautiful down here in Texas, except for wind. But it's always something. In another month, the heat will be on, big-time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyryder View Post
    Been monsoons, here in Ohio. I think we've been getting something like one or two days a week, without rain, and never in a row. Starting to wonder if it's time to build an ark.
    i got out today for a little while..but other than that i haven't been able to ride in days :[ and next week isn't looking too much better.

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    I would take rain in LA any day over the sand thats gotten into every part of my drivetrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
    In the UK it's so dry we've been having forest and moorland fires in April. No rain for many weeks and a slight possibility of some by the end of this week.
    Indeed and temperatures up in the 20s C (70s F). Our driest and warmest on record.

    And now the bad news ... Apparently records show that a warm, dry April in the UK has a 70% chance of being followed by a cool, cloudy, wet summer - just like the last 4 crappy ones!
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    April and so far in May have been cold, windy (20-30mph), and rain most days. What happened to spring anyway?
    It's a good day to ride.
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    1. Install fenders
    2. grow a pair
    3. problem solved.


    I exceeded my mileage goal for April by 15%. Commuted every workday, got in at least one club ride every week.
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
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    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    I got to work dry today...I feel like a duck out of water.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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