2010 Cannondale CAAD9 5 63cm Charcoal Gray
Crank Compact 50/34 Rear Cogs 12-27
Handlebars Kore ROAD 6031
Bar Wrap Profile Design Shock Wrap
Pedals Speedplay Zero Cro Moly
Seatpost Thomson Elite 410mm
Computer/Cadence Sensor Garmin Forerunner 305
Bottle Cages Specialized Rib Cage Pro Road
Headlight ViewPoint Flare 5 LED
Taillight ViewPoint Flashpoint Ultra
"Hey, let's be careful out there."
-Sergeant Phil Esterhaus
Hill Street Blues
I've done RAIN the last 5 or 6 years. It's a well run event, and is a real accomplishment to finish.
Did it in 2003 when I was 43. Hope to do it next year with a couple of my kids!
"To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield."
A group of us from work are hitting it in 2013. All RAIN virgins.
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
Last edited by evan938; 12-14-12 at 07:06 PM.
i did it once, and hope to do it again in 2013. evan dont worry about any climbs. there arent any
No, I hope I will do it soon.
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.
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!
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.
What is bicycle touring?
"So I kept looking and eventually found that a spark plug had same threads. So I cycled next two days until I got to Jackson, MS with a spark plug instead of right pedal." - mev
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.
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.
Last edited by Consularrider; 05-16-13 at 01:21 PM.