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    I'm Car Free and It's Raining

    Figures. I sold my car yesterday and it rains today.

    My sister in law moved here a few months ago has been using my car. She bought a place and got a job so all she needed was a car. So I sold her mine. The day before it started raining.

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    I learned long ago, always check the weather the day before selling or making a purchase of items valued at $200 or more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Figures. I sold my car yesterday and it rains today.

    My sister in law moved here a few months ago has been using my car. She bought a place and got a job so all she needed was a car. So I sold her mine. The day before it started raining.
    Morton's had it right "When it rains, it pours"

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    Give it two days and things will be back to "normal."
    Two Wheels One Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Figures. I sold my car yesterday and it rains today.

    My sister in law moved here a few months ago has been using my car. She bought a place and got a job so all she needed was a car. So I sold her mine. The day before it started raining.
    So did you give her a good deal or make enough to buy a REALLY expensive bike?...or maybe one of these:
    hat..jpg

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    fenders and a breathable jacket: problem solved.

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    Hardcore crash course! Congratulations, nothing like being thrown right into the fire...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    Hardcore crash course! Congratulations, nothing like being thrown right into the fire...
    Or the rain fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelmama View Post
    Give it two days and things will be back to "normal."
    We can always hope not. Call is for snow in the local mountains for Tuesday and Wednesday. Granted, not much, but SNOW. Getting closer to "break out the skis" time. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Figures. I sold my car yesterday and it rains today.

    My sister in law moved here a few months ago has been using my car. She bought a place and got a job so all she needed was a car. So I sold her mine. The day before it started raining.
    That's what you get for trying to go Amish on us. Embrace technology!

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    Oh be a man and HTFU.







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    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    The day before it started raining.
    Just don't let this happen to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanInSD View Post
    That's what you get for trying to go Amish on us. Embrace technology!
    Hey, I used email to contact the Toyota dealer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Oh be a man and HTFU.
    Those days are long past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourn View Post
    So did you give her a good deal or make enough to buy a REALLY expensive bike?...or maybe one of these:
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    My wife negotiated the deal so I got totally screwed.

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    you can blame me for the weather. i just moved here from ohio and brought by "bad" weather with me.

    i left my car in ohio since i only have 7 miles to work and have been cycling everyday (except one day, i jogged). i commuted in ohio while in school in weather a lot worse. you will get use to it - trust me. in fact, i kinda enjoyed riding today. i'm not looking forward to the forecasted lightning tomorrow, though.

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    I thought rain was a valid excuse to stay home and call in sick in California.
    "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 thought rain was a valid excuse to stay home and call in sick in California.
    It certainly is where I work.

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    Rain, rain go away.....I thought it would only be a few days but it's dragging on. I don't ride in the rain, it's hard enough staying upright when it is dry. Nice time to sell your car, hope you get a better replacement. Stay safe and dry.

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    Here you go...the writer even mentions San Diego...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Bike touring in Europe desensitized me to precipitation, and what we've been getting here in San Diego since Monday doesn't begin to resemble "la pluie." I love riding in this weather. The temperature is welcome change from the 100+ degrees of a couple of weeks ago. I have a choice of two rain bikes, a 700c for commuting and a 26" MTB for Noah's flood, both with fenders and mudflaps.

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    You now have permission to buy a new rain bike. Immediately.

    Or to buy a new road bike to replace the old one that has now become your new rain bike.

    win-win.


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    Did you buy a new car just now? Reason I ask is because now the sun's coming out here.

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    +1 on HTFU. I love riding in the rain luckily it always rains here

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    I thought rain was a valid excuse to stay home and call in sick in California.
    Doesn't STRS allow you to use accrued sick time for service credit at the end of your career? I haven't used any since the mid-90s.

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