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Old 01-27-06, 01:19 PM   #1
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does it have to rain everytime when there's a critical mass....

i want to go
edit* its not that i dont ride in rainy weathers.
but less people go, when its cold, wet out.

so stop calling me a sissy!

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Old 01-27-06, 01:21 PM   #2
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what, you can't get a little wet?
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weather.com says its not suppose to rain till after midnight.
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don't move to the northwest.
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californians melt in the rain. i lived there. i would know.
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does it have to rain everytime when there's a critical mass....

i want to go
Rain sucks, but it can be ridden in.
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Old 01-27-06, 01:43 PM   #8
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californians melt in the rain. i lived there. i would know.
ah, like wicked witches of the west coast?

marqueemoon...rain does suck...i always just count it as the price i pay to live in a town i love as much as portland, so it stops bothering me after a bit.
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what, you can't get a little wet?
seriously. last fall i rode to the bar during a hailstorm. mother nature hasn't killed me yet.
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Old 01-27-06, 01:46 PM   #10
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from http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/forecas...=San+Francisco

Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain. Highs in the 50s. Light winds.

Tonight...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain late. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
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you can buy special gear for the rain. hell, even this dog knows what's up:

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its clearing up now,
plus its not me that dont have the balls to ride out. but others, they dont wanna ride in the rain!! less people go. and i havnt heard anything about SF critical mass yet.
anyone going? :/
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from http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/forecas...=San+Francisco

Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain. Highs in the 50s. Light winds.

Tonight...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain late. Lows in the upper 30s and 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
...wait...so he's worried about a "chance" of rain?

wow, don't move here. it was sunny for about 20 minutes earlier and i thought that kicked ass. if i'm lucky, it might get that way again.
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marqueemoon...rain does suck...i always just count it as the price i pay to live in a town i love as much as portland, so it stops bothering me after a bit.
I totally agree. I love my town. Rain is just part of the package.

I moved here from the midwest and compared to the hot, humid summers and bitterly cold winters a little rain is nothing. Big props to all of you 3 pairs of gloves wearin' studded tire types out there.
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its clearing up now,
plus its not me that dont have the balls to ride out. but others, they dont wanna ride in the rain!! less people go. and i havnt heard anything about SF critical mass yet.
anyone going? :/
trust me, people will be riding. but not me...
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believe me, i moved from Wales.. the weather is wayyyy crappier there.
californian weather's got nothing on me
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its clearing up now,
plus its not me that dont have the balls to ride out. but others, they dont wanna ride in the rain!! less people go. and i havnt heard anything about SF critical mass yet.
anyone going? :/
Well... Mass is lame if it's not massive, but you could always go check it out and see how many people show.
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does it have to rain everytime when there's a critical mass....

i want to go
edit* its not that i dont ride in rainy weathers.
but less people go, when its cold, wet out.

so stop calling me a sissy!
oh, sorry about that. that edit and the thing about being from wales...i see.

meh, i think i just wanted to ***** about the rain for a moment...oooh! the sun's out again!
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yeah i know, but the thing is.. i've never been to one. and i was hoping to hear some 411 from here about it.. so i can actually know where to go and find these ppl.

last critical mass, tons of ppl posted stuff on here about it. so i'd assume that at least 30% of the participants are from BF.
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so i'd assume that at least 30% of the participants are from BF.

sorry dude
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Come on down to Santa Cruz. Except that our mass started about an hour ago.
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sorry dude
woot i saw you today wes! and i made a total fool outta my self!

i dont know, you just didnt fit my "imaginary" wes look, and your avatar made me thin you're a big, buff dude!

anyway nice meeting you, and CM was tight
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what, i dont look like mike tyson?

haha yeah...critical mass was uhh interesting tonight. i pretty much finished off the new tire i just put on last weekend with all the hills and lombard stuff.
it was definitely not fixed friendly tonight with all those steep grade downhills up in russian hill.
and the ****** throwing the firecrackers into the crowd early on were pretty lame.

CM gets a big 'mehh' from me.
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