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    Anyone else enjoy today's rain?

    I went out in a t-shirt and shorts around 10 am in Los Angeles as it looked like the rain was done from last night. I got soaked, but it was so nice to have a proper rain ride. It's been well over a year since we've had rain like that in the city. Plus being from Seattle and riding my fender clad commuting bike it was kind of like cheating. I only saw two other riders, one in West Hollywood and another by the Grove. The drivers were very courteous and patient today. Maybe it was because of Yom Kippur and most folks were walking?

    Anyways, sitting down to a nice cup of coffee and a warm fleece.

    Hope everyone had a good day if you braved the weather or not.
    Non semper erit aestas.

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    It was very nice on the bike today. I had shorts on, too, but a rain jacket on top. I went out after the major downpour so the sun was shining. Nice clean feeling in the air...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Rain? It hailed and snowed on me...

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    HOORAH! I loved the rain here at Pt Mugu. didnt really have anywhere to go but still rode anyway.

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    Yes. The rain scared enough people away to have short lines at Disneyland.
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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    8:00-10:00; 2 hours spinning class in Santa Monica (Colorado Ave);
    I think I sweat more than I do in a century...
    Was fun riding to loud music, but I still felt that I am missing the weekend ride.

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    I took the dog for a walk in the rain yesterday, it was awesome.
    just being

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shprung View Post
    8:00-10:00; 2 hours spinning class in Santa Monica (Colorado Ave);
    I think I sweat more than I do in a century...
    Was fun riding to loud music, but I still felt that I am missing the weekend ride.
    Well, Shai, there is a 130 miles calling your name tomorrow...

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    Out in the desert we didn't have any rain, but I had my high school cross country team in Hemet today, where it rained enough to frizz my hair. I loved it!
    I will answer the wind, I will leave with the tide
    I'll be out on the road, Every chance I can ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    I took the dog for a walk in the rain yesterday, it was awesome.
    I couldn't do that with my dog. He was in the (very light) rain last night for a 10' walk from the car to the house and he felt the need to shake 3 times!
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    I couldn't do that with my dog. He was in the (very light) rain last night for a 10' walk from the car to the house and he felt the need to shake 3 times!
    Well, it wasn't during the heavy rain, and I need to mop anyway.
    Last edited by ronjon10; 09-22-07 at 10:25 PM.
    just being

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    Well, Shai, there is a 130 miles calling your name tomorrow...
    I can't do it. I wish I did... Next weekend is the CCC (where I am going to do the 520+miles from SF to LA in 8 days) and when I posted "who`s doing the 'lite'" here is the reply I got from the 'management':
    "Be careful about doing too much mileage the weekend before the tour, this is when you should be tapering, not trying to sneak in extra miles. Double check your training calendar to make sure you stay on track.
    You want to go into the tour VERY rested and excited to ride. Trust me, I know itís hard to back off when you have gotten quite used to the level of training, but I have learned from experience that there is nothing you can do the week before the event training wise that is going to prepare you more, overtraining will just make you tired."


    With that, I promissed the wife to take care of the kids so she can enjoy the weekend. Yet, I am going to the the SFVBC short ride in the mornning.

    Have fun tomorrow, take pics!

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    I was happy to learn that my road bike doesn't fling water in my face riding to work today. It was liberating getting that thing soaked and dirty. I think I'll leave it filthy for a while

    The foamy, oily, muddy road surface was disgusting, though.

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    My mtb with knobby did. When I got home and took a look at the mirror, it was as if I had some sort of illness.

    Now that you mentioned it, I also rolled through a lot of oily puddles orange-brown in color.

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    No riding for me...the streets were flooded to about curb level and the water was moving pretty fast too.

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    It was the first Saturday I haven't ridden in I don't know how long. I would wait for one squall line to pass thru, get into some errand or chore and think ,ahhh, I'll go riding now, but then it would rain again, so I just blew it off finally. Not a bad thing this time of the year though.

    I watched my yard smile greatly as it soaked up that wonderful rain.

    So I'll go out for 3 or 4 hours today. Hope everyone has a great ride today.

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    It was nice, for a change. Ended up doing a mile swim at the gym in the outdoor pool....who cares if it's raining when you are already wet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    Yes. The rain scared enough people away to have short lines at Disneyland.
    Yes! If you enjoy the rain, and have proper rain gear, that's the way to go! Whenever it starts to pour my kids start asking if we can go to Disneyland.
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    I ended up not riding at all yesterday but spent a quite, peaceful time laying some ceramic tiles out on the balcony.

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    I thought the rain was amazing, from my campus, my girlfriend and I could see the lightning all across LA and Malibu.

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    I rode in the rain

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    mountain biking in the claremont hills wilderness park was amazing, you could see LA

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr@sshopper View Post
    mountain biking in the claremont hills wilderness park was amazing, you could see LA
    Mt biked at El Moro.
    extreemly clear..Could see the Colors of Catalina, and not just an outline!!
    And the lights tonight while driving.. amazing...

    They closed the trail just after we entered the park for riding. I wondered why we were one of only a
    couple groups we saw. Still amanged to get 12-15 miles in!

    Fence line to Emerald ridge, down emerald ST to the canyon.
    Climbed back out and took fenceline back over to ride down rattlesnake.
    Then climbed out again for a return to the car, and a Ranger monitoring the trail head..
    WHEN GOING THROUGH HELL, KEEP GOING
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    Still waiting for my gloves to dry out.
    Non semper erit aestas.

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    I was refereeing a girls U12 game in that downpour, it started just before the game began and I could hardly see a thing with my glasses getting soaked and no hat. Then the sun came out and it must have been 99% humidity.
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