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Old 04-20-12, 07:03 PM   #1
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hope the rain holds off, I want my weekly ride

patchy drizzle early, otherwise turning mostly sunny late morning to early afternoon, before more late afternoon clouds. Showers by evening
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Old 04-20-12, 08:19 PM   #2
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Ride on through the morning drizzle. I did that this morning and as long I kept moving and warm its no problems.
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patchy drizzle early, otherwise turning mostly sunny late morning to early afternoon, before more late afternoon clouds. Showers by evening
I rode from Kenmore Square to Norwood on Saturday 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM, 14 miles and caught some mist during the last mile, Rode back 4:00 to 5:00 PM and it the first ride this year in summer attire (sunny with a strong tailwind). I only bring out my road bike if there is no chance of rain, and Weather.com called it right.

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Just woke up for my early morning ride and the sky opened up as I was walking out the door. However after checking the radar it looks like a I have an hour window after these storms pass so I'm heading out soon!
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patchy drizzle early, otherwise turning mostly sunny late morning to early afternoon, before more late afternoon clouds. Showers by evening
That forecast looks good. You should be in for a lovely ride. We had a similar forecast here too.
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Managed to get in a quick 8 mile ride between the rain. Was hoping for a longer ride but it satisfied my craving for now
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Glad I've tucked in my 42-mile ride yesterday, with two hill grabbers to bookend it. Otherwise I'm feeling like a coffee fanatic who's not getting his fix today.

On the other hand, I prefer having the rains early in the spring just like now rather than come up intermittently during summer when a lot of rides are planned.
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Pacific NW, I'd be SOL if I decided to not ride on rainy/drizzly days.
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I ride wherever I need to come rain, shine, snow, hail, gale or flood. Powering on through a rainstorm is surprisingly fun.
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True, except for when it's easier to see without glasses than with and when your chain turns into a pile of orange flakes the next day.
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I rode from Kenmore Square to Norwood on Saturday 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM, 14 miles and caught some mist during the last mile, Rode back 4:00 to 5:00 PM and it the first ride this year in summer attire (sunny with a strong tailwind). I only bring out my road bike if there is no chance of rain, and Weather.com called it right.
Weather.com shows rain for my 17 mile commute tomorrow morning, in the mid 40's; 100% chance.
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I like this link when I want the facts

http://www.intellicast.com/National/...x?animate=true

You can click on Boston and click on play animation for a more local view. but sometimes the bigger view helps you see whats on the way.

I got my ride in Saturday, a nice 30 mile I've got going. Windy though. Got a good workout in. Lots of riders out and about. This time I passed a paceline. Don't know why they were only doing 15. They were holding me back so I kinda had to pass them. Felt good cuz it was on the last 5 mile leg of my loop.
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Old 04-23-12, 01:18 AM   #14
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Forget the weather and start looking for clothing. Tights to stop the rain stinging the legs-Base layer to allow "Extra" wicking of sweat from the body as you have put on a Waterproof jacket that does not breath as good as it should do- and Sealskinz socks and gloves to keep the feet and hands dry and toasty.

You ain't going to stay dry but at least you will be warm.
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Old 04-24-12, 04:04 PM   #16
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thanks but I do have all that. used to bike commute year 'round. now I get one ride per week. I'm barely hanging on to the sport right now and can use every bit of motivation to get off the couch.
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