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Old 08-12-12, 05:25 PM   #1
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Any fellow Ride Across Indiana (RAIN) Alums here?

Just askin'....
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Old 08-19-12, 07:38 PM   #2
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I've done RAIN the last 5 or 6 years. It's a well run event, and is a real accomplishment to finish.
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Old 09-12-12, 01:00 PM   #3
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Did it in 2003 when I was 43. Hope to do it next year with a couple of my kids!
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Old 12-13-12, 06:57 PM   #4
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A group of us from work are hitting it in 2013. All RAIN virgins.
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Old 12-14-12, 07:58 PM   #5
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i want to do it next year. im in OH, so it'll be close. i heard its a long route, but i havent looked at elevation and stuff. my biggest climbing days so far have been a 60ish and 102ish both had ~4300' or so, and a few centuries... then again, i really just started this year. hopefully i'll be ok.

going to do research now

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Old 12-18-12, 07:21 PM   #6
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i did it once, and hope to do it again in 2013. evan dont worry about any climbs. there arent any
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Old 12-18-12, 07:24 PM   #7
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No, I hope I will do it soon.
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Old 12-20-12, 02:39 PM   #8
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Myself and few others are planning to do the RAIN this coming year. I am in Central Indiana (45min south of Indy) so there is no excuse for me as it is happening in my back yard.
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My wife and I are registered for RAINSTORM. We are seasoned riders, but haven't done a multi-day, multi-century tour before. We were thinking that at least one of us would have a rear rack and a rear rack bag ("trunk") to carry stuff on the route each day. Is that typical for this type of event, or do most people travel light by simply using a seat bag and jersey pockets? Anyway, we read about it in this months Adventure Cycling. Sound like a great time!
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My wife and I are registered for RAINSTORM. We are seasoned riders, but haven't done a multi-day, multi-century tour before. We were thinking that at least one of us would have a rear rack and a rear rack bag ("trunk") to carry stuff on the route each day. Is that typical for this type of event, or do most people travel light by simply using a seat bag and jersey pockets? Anyway, we read about it in this months Adventure Cycling. Sound like a great time!
You won't see many people carrying anything other than flat repair. I did it as a 3-day self supporting camping ride in 2011 (home to Terre Haute Friday, RAIN Saturday, Richmond to home Sunday), and quite a few people remarked about my gear during the ride.

I'm sure you'll have fun on RAINSTORM.

2 year veteran here. Probably will do it again this year but I'm slow to commit.
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I registered for the 2013 RAIN ride last week. It will be my first. I can't wait to do it and have that finishers medal in my hand.
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Old 05-09-13, 07:56 AM   #12
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Did RAIN in 2010 and hope to do RAINSTORM sometime in the next couple years.

edit to add that I just signed up for this year's RAIN since I be in Bloomington that week.

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I am woring on getting in shape and complete RAIN in 2014, when I am 50.
I will spend the tme training to get my cadence up where it needs to be - so I can sustain it for 9+ hours.

How bad are the winds, and, are they in your face the whole day?
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Wind in central Indiana is much the same as in central/southernOhio - unpredictable and variable. The route is exposed. There are plenty of potential drafting partners; pace lines form on headwind years.
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Although it's a recreational tour everyone's name and time is recorded and published. This means there are some who pretend they are in a race, blowing through all stop signs and stop lights, throwing gel wrappers everywhere as if someone else is paid to pick it up for them. So stay away from the front of the pack until clearing Terre Haute if bad behavior doesn't appeal to you. Otherwise it's a pleasant 14 hour bike ride on a really hot day.
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Although it's a recreational tour everyone's name and time is recorded and published. This means there are some who pretend they are in a race, blowing through all stop signs and stop lights, throwing gel wrappers everywhere as if someone else is paid to pick it up for them. So stay away from the front of the pack until clearing Terre Haute if bad behavior doesn't appeal to you. Otherwise it's a pleasant 14 hour bike ride on a really hot day.
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Although it's a recreational tour everyone's name and time is recorded and published. This means there are some who pretend they are in a race, blowing through all stop signs and stop lights, throwing gel wrappers everywhere as if someone else is paid to pick it up for them. So stay away from the front of the pack until clearing Terre Haute if bad behavior doesn't appeal to you. Otherwise it's a pleasant 14 hour bike ride on a really hot day.
Actually going through Terre Haute the police were controling most intersections so that the pack could just ride through. Also, much too early in the ride to see gel wrappers being tossed (and I didn't see more than one or two over the entire 160 miles).
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