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Old 11-30-07, 07:56 AM   #1
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Motivate me to ride to work today

Sunrise 6:46 am

Morning Commute Weather

7am Few Showers
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48F 30% 42F 74% From ESE 5 mph

8am Few Showers
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51F 30% 43F 69% From ESE 6 mph

9am Few Showers
56F
55F 30% 44F 64% From SE 6 mph

I don't generally mind riding when its wet but its hard to get motivated to start...
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Old 11-30-07, 08:09 AM   #2
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I'm only 12,320 miles behind you on BikeJournal. If you don't ride today, I may pass you.

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It was raining so i didn't ride to work. I drove instead...

[actually, i woke up late, but i'm going to use the above excuse instead]
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Steady rain over this way and it's still pretty dark...good thing I'm off today...lol....j/k. The air should be fresh today and most of the crap on the streets washed to the gutters. Expecting windy conditions later though. All in all it should be a decent day to ride...but that depends on where you are at and how hard or steady the rain is.
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If you don't ride today, I'll whine about it all day on bikeforums. People will despise me but blame you. Do you want that guilt? Do you really want to be responsible for my whining and their misery?

As it is, they are going to have to listen to my whining that I didn't go to the gym this morning.

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Old 11-30-07, 08:54 AM   #6
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Wouldn't you like to actually use that rain gear you spent good money on at least once this year?

You get hardcore commuter points for riding in the rain. Besides, it's an adventure!

You get to pretend you are in Portland...
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Its just a light drizzle now. Got my booties on and a windshell vest, I should be good. The part I hate about riding in wet conditions is cleaning the bike after. I guess I need a beater bike so I wouldn't care...
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Its just a light drizzle now. Got my booties on and a windshell vest, I should be good. The part I hate about riding in wet conditions is cleaning the bike after. I guess I need a beater bike so I wouldn't care...
You're posting on here so you're still stalling. Seriously. The whining starts in 5...4...3...2...
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Its just a light drizzle now. Got my booties on and a windshell vest, I should be good. The part I hate about riding in wet conditions is cleaning the bike after. I guess I need a beater bike so I wouldn't care...
I think the key is a beater bike, just hose it off when done. A single speed makes it even easier. A new chain is $5 so there isn't as much need to worry about grit.

[edit] If you make that single speed fixed, you will have better control as well in the wet conditions.
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As much as i'd like to commute in the rain, i'm not prepared for it. Mentally and physically i'm prepared (heck i did i duathlon in the rain) but i don't have the supplies stashed at work or rain gear to make having to work after riding in at least mildly enjoyable...
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Wouldn't you like to actually use that rain gear you spent good money on at least once this year?
Best reason yet! I always complain about the cost of a good rain shell because I know I won't get $100 worth of use out of it for at least 5 years!
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You're posting on here so you're still stalling. Seriously. The whining starts in 5...4...3...2...
Not stalling, I usually leave for work between 7:00 and 7:30. Anyway, the ride in was quite enjoyable. It only rained on me a little bit in the middle... of course it had to be right at the steep winding descent where I've wiped out twice in dry conditions...
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Boy it's coming down hard out here in the San Gabriel Valley.

Careful riding everybody and light yourself up.
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Oh yeah, this was my ride if anyone cares...
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I don't get it. You did a 22 mile ride to get to your work which is 2 miles away???
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I don't get it. You did a 22 mile ride to get to your work which is 2 miles away???
And that is how I've ridden 18000 miles this year. That's my morning exercise.
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i rode in....got wet and funky...awesome
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'this was my ride if anyone cares... '

Hey, how do you upload your data into a map and stats like that? That's really cool.

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50 degrees?? Son, it's in the teens here in the morning. Harden the F up and ride. Pu**y.

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50 degrees?? Son, it's in the teens here in the morning. Harden the F up and ride. Pu**y.
It was raining I was worried my carbon might melt...
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50 degrees?? Son, it's in the teens here in the morning. Harden the F up and ride. Pu**y.
Did you ride this morning?
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50 degrees?? Son, it's in the teens here in the morning. Harden the F up and ride. Pu**y.
I'll take a good guess that you're not the type of guy who gets hit by a car, ends up on a stretcher to the emergency room, has one of his bikes totalled, has a leg jammed up bad enough that he can't walk without a severe limp... and still doesn't miss a day of riding.

Who needs to harden the F up now?
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And that is how I've ridden 18000 miles this year. That's my morning exercise.
Makes sense. Lucky for me, work is 19 miles away, and coming home means climbing La Tuna.
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