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Old 10-14-05, 06:25 AM   #1
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rain can we believe all this rain nyc

damn damn damn this rain cant even get out and ride
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Old 10-14-05, 06:36 AM   #2
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not thrilled myself
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Old 10-14-05, 06:47 AM   #3
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why can't you get out & ride?
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Old 10-14-05, 06:53 AM   #4
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on the optimist side of this.....noticed last night during a slight break from the pounding... the blasting down buckets of rain have done some powerwashing on the streets.....
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Old 10-14-05, 06:54 AM   #5
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Yeah, the rain was definitely needed... as for me, I normally commute by bike, but I'm lacking fenderage, so riding in would be a fairly moist exercise.
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Old 10-14-05, 06:55 AM   #6
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well that another story needs to be dry to ride one handed on fixed with no brakes broke collar bone still in sling another 4 weeks. was going down broadway around 46th street hit by a cab knocked out broking collar bone still recovering but i did get time to ride last week on handed the other in a sling but the biggest smile on my face fixedforever(or untill me knees give out)
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Old 10-14-05, 06:57 AM   #7
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damn i cant even type this early lol ohhh well u get the picture
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this rain is crazy, but as stated earlier, it IS doing some much needed street cleaning... so I guess it's not all bad.
is this any indicator of the winter we are about to have?
who's got a farmers almanac?
imagine 10 straight days of snow!
I need some fenders.

hey roscoe, I just saw the Debernardi... the paint job turned out AWESOME!!!
I'm glad that frame went to a good home.

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Old 10-14-05, 08:00 AM   #9
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All up and down the east coast... DC has been the same, though I doubt we got as much total as you folks. I'm glad it's Friday; this junk really saps your strength.
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Old 10-14-05, 08:15 AM   #10
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I had a dream last night where my bike stood up on her rear wheel and spoke... it said "Wang, get some f'ing fenders so you can ride me in the rain." then she slapped me with the front wheel.
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Old 10-14-05, 08:24 AM   #11
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It was drizzly here all week, but no rain. good skidding weather..
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Old 10-14-05, 08:24 AM   #12
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I had a dream last night where my bike stood up on her rear wheel and spoke... it said "Wang, get some f'ing fenders so you can ride me in the rain." then she slapped me with the front wheel.
hahahahahahahahahaha. the visual I have of that in my head is friggin' hilarious.

I can't believe that rain is keeping me from riding my bike.
I used to LOVE rainy, muddy trail riding on my mountain bike. I actually looked forward to it.
are there any precautions to take after riding my fixie in the rain? anything I should make sure to check, wipe down or lube/relube before or after my ride?

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Old 10-14-05, 08:28 AM   #13
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yeah, I had enough of this rain crap and renewed my morning commute to work today. 4 subway trips in two days were mooooooore than enough. I got myself pretty wet, but I'm much happier.
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Old 10-14-05, 08:30 AM   #14
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i've been riding through most of this shit, but i have to admit that i took today off. i just couldn't stomach it at 6 am today. it's weird, i feel sorta guilty - i haven't commuted by subway since last may, and that was cos i was injured.

as for bike-care: i usually just wipe the frame down afterwards (it's steel). i'll relube when everything's dry, but if i forget, no big deal.
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Old 10-14-05, 08:37 AM   #15
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i have been traveling like crazy recently, sans bike, so i feel like i have no choice but to
ride while i am back in nyc, rain or shine. my new fender is keeping me clean!
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Old 10-14-05, 08:47 AM   #16
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Found one of them garden-spade shaped fenders in the trash yesterday
You know, the kind you just jam under the saddle? Saved my butt today.
Of course, the rest of me is soaked thru. I regret nothing!
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Old 10-14-05, 08:56 AM   #17
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my feet are died orange. my riding shoes are orange suede and it went through my socks. i have one of those clear plastic riding jackets with the velcro fastener and it's the *****. totally dry top half. totally soaked ass. orange feet. holla!

anyone know if it's gonna rain all weekend?
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Old 10-14-05, 09:00 AM   #18
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Good stay in , that means I getting to play catch up. i have been ridding out there for 3 days straight since there is no school. 50 miles plus a day and getting to get out on the Somec again. that frame is also making up for lost time, it freaking awesome.

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I had a dream last night where my bike stood up on her rear wheel and spoke... it said "Wang, get some f'ing fenders so you can ride me in the rain." then she slapped me with the front wheel.
I got 5 big bikes at home right now, i'm afraid to go to sleep
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my feet are died orange. my riding shoes are orange suede and it went through my socks. i have one of those clear plastic riding jackets with the velcro fastener and it's the *****. totally dry top half. totally soaked ass. orange feet. holla!

anyone know if it's gonna rain all weekend?
according to Pat (Kiernan) it's supposed to stop late tonight/early tomorrow.
partly cloudy with a high of 70. yay!

I have one of those clear plastic riding jackets too. it keeps me dry from the rain, but the damn thing is so friggin' hot that I end up being soaked from sweat.
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i have these bright yellow rain pants. they are bib overalls. SO NICE. ceya, saw you riding down broadway the other day, i think.

after being away for a month i forgot how fun it is to ride in the city!

chombo, whatcha been up to?
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Old 10-14-05, 09:12 AM   #22
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according to Pat (Kiernan) I have one of those clear plastic riding jackets too. it keeps me dry from the rain, but the damn thing is so friggin' hot that I end up being soaked from sweat.
this is sadly true
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Good stay in , that means I getting to play catch up. i have been ridding out there for 3 days straight since there is no school. 50 miles plus a day and getting to get out on the Somec again. that frame is also making up for lost time, it freaking awesome.

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wow - 50+ a day in this weather is impressive. good on ya, mate.
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"I wanna know... have you ever seen the rain..."

What does the sun look like again?
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Next week's weather looks awesome!!!
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