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Old 03-16-08, 07:49 PM   #1
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Your least favourite weather conditions...

Cold wind. I don't mind rain or snow, but I can't stand riding with the wind in my face, blowing my hair around, slowing me down, giving me ear aches, etc.

What do you kidz hate?
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Old 03-16-08, 07:52 PM   #2
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cold, everything else is good
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Old 03-16-08, 07:53 PM   #3
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There's been 50+ mph gusts here all day today. I haven't gotten on my bike once today and it blows.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:25 PM   #5
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I hate it when it's overcast. I only ride in the sun.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:25 PM   #6
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wind definitely. never ridden snow though so I can't really talk.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:27 PM   #7
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extreme heat
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the only days that make me consider not going to work are 33-40 degrees with a steady rain.

no matter what your gear you are soaked to the bone, and with the windchill its below freezing.

ive been warmer when there was a windchill of -15 than in that ****.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:39 PM   #9
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sleet/hail are pretty harsh to ride in, but thats kind of obvious. Rocks in the face nonstop is not favourable.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:45 PM   #10
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I prefer not to ride during earthquakes.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:49 PM   #11
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although i found the extreme heat on Mercury somewhat unbearable, the atmospheric storms on Saturn made it nearly impossible to remain at a constant speed.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:50 PM   #12
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Snow. Goodbye bike lanes, hello more impatient and reckless than usual drivers, and, eventually, hello skating rink.

Seriously why do people drive even more like *******s when the weather turns? It's like, yeah, 10 feet of visibility, black ice everywhere, I'm going to pick TODAY to start acting all 2fast2furious.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:51 PM   #13
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wintry mix aka hell
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Because they want to feel like their gratuitous purchase of an SUV was somewhat justified.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:59 PM   #15
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definitely wind. it rains here in the northwest all the time so i've gotten used to it. snow just becomes peaceful and fun. but a strong headwind when you are already tired just sucks
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Old 03-16-08, 08:59 PM   #16
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i hate riding in "category 5" anything.
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plague.

also black ice gave me road rash on my Face! a month or so ago.
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Also, slush is hell. I can't count the number of times I've seen people just DROP while on their bikes for seemingly no reason in slushy conditions. You get into a groove cut by a car's tire and any attempt to escape results in pain.
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I don't mind snow/ice at all, wind is annoying but not bad, cold I can deal with, but man, I mother****ing hate the rain. For about 3 years in college I took raindays any time it was wet when I'd need to leave for class.
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Old 03-16-08, 09:23 PM   #21
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I don't really enjoy riding during flash floods.
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Cold rain
Cold and windy rain ... and feeling hungry.
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Old 03-16-08, 09:39 PM   #23
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I don't really enjoy riding during flash floods.
i got stuck in a torrential downpour one day, with flash flooding all over. that totally blew. it's hard to get home when your cranks keep getting submerged in huge road-lakes.
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wind...from a riders ass in front of me or mother nature.
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cold wind and cold rain are definitly the worst.
i think cold is like a ten times multiplier to any already crappy weather condition.
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