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@nlerner visits the PNW...and wants to ride to Canada

Old 10-17-22, 07:22 PM
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I haven't been out for a real ride due to the air conditions.
Couldn't really go outside on Saturday. Pretty nasty out there. But nearly 50,000 still showed up at T Mobile Park for 18 innings. God bless the Mariners fans.​​​​​​
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Originally Posted by VRJAKE
https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/wa/seattle

Keeping track o d forecast. Couple days minimal rain (well, we in PNW consider anything less than 0.2" but a trace...). What's in your rain kit?
Head to toe, dude: Helmet cover, rain jacket, wet seal gloves, rain pants, MTB shoe covers.
Will the XXL booties fit over my gigantic shoes? We shall see
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I was thinking I'd just ride nekid' as the gods intended.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
I was thinking I'd just ride nekid' as Portland, Oregon intended.
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I was up there in late August many years ago to visit my brother. We were there for about three days, it rained the whole time. I’m glad I wasn’t on a bike, it was not a “light” rain. When I was young and used a bike as transportation I used to use foul weather gear from our sail boat and it worked pretty good. The cuffs had Velcro so you could snug up the ankles and wrists to keep most of the water out. My feet and hands would get wet but I was young and didn’t care.
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Head to toe, dude: Helmet cover, rain jacket, wet seal gloves, rain pants, MTB shoe covers.
Will the XXL booties fit over my gigantic shoes? We shall see
Originally Posted by nlerner
I was thinking I'd just ride nekid' as the gods intended.

Have fun guys! I'll be looking forward to the pictures.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
I was thinking I'd just ride nekid' as the gods intended.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
I was thinking I'd just ride nekid' as the gods intended.
Oh the naked ride, in Seattle, that happens during the Fremont fair time in later spring.
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Hey guys, sounds like a terrific trip!

Should you encounter irritating levels of smoke, I wanted to share what helped me immensely in getting through bog fires in Florida around 2010/11.

Mix an equal amount of cinnamon and honey and consume it, allowing some
to remain in mouth for some sublingual absorption. I use from one to two teaspoons of each.

This should help invigorate the lungs, reducing the irritation (and wheezing). Hopefully, you wont need it, but it is something Id pack along if the risk were there.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
I was thinking I'd just ride nekid' as the gods intended.
NO PACELINE FOR YOU!



No Paceline for you!
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Originally Posted by streetsurfer
Hey guys, sounds like a terrific trip!

Should you encounter irritating levels of smoke, I wanted to share what helped me immensely in getting through bog fires in Florida around 2010/11.

Mix an equal amount of cinnamon and honey and consume it, allowing some
to remain in mouth for some sublingual absorption. I use from one to two teaspoons of each.

This should help invigorate the lungs, reducing the irritation (and wheezing). Hopefully, you wont need it, but it is something Id pack along if the risk were there.
Not too worried about smoke.

Good thing Friday is a travel day.
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66
Oh the naked ride, in Seattle, that happens during the Fremont fair time in later spring.
Reply #29 is an informative linky. 😉
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@gugie Will you be posting details about the Seattle rides? I'd like to make at least one of them.
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Originally Posted by tricky
@gugie Will you be posting details about the Seattle rides? I'd like to make at least one of them.
Link to routes
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PM me for times and start locations for the daily rides if interested.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
I was thinking I'd just ride nekid' as the gods intended.
I'll alert Border Services and start building a wall.
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Originally Posted by stardognine
Reply #29 is an informative linky. 😉
Just so you know, WNBR participants usually do not look like this. People who want to be naked in public are often the ones you don't want to see.

This is the poster from the 2011 event. It was publicly posted locally so should be okay here.
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Originally Posted by Oldairhead
Just so you know, WNBR participants usually do not look like this. People who want to be naked in public are often the ones you don't want to see.
I completely know what you mean. 🙄😉 Though I've only seen the tail-end (so to speak) of the Portland event once, I've seen the Seattle one a couple/few times. I've seen a few beauties, but most seem like they're scraping the bottom of the dating barrel, for some reason or another. 🤪😁😉
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Originally Posted by clubman
I'll alert Border Services and start building a wall.
Thanks a lot. I just snorted some coffee. Yet again. 😋😁😉
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Looking forward to pics of you guys by some lighthouses. Ft Worden (Port Townsend) and Point Robinson (Maury Island) are are so classic. Hopperesque.
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At this point I'm hoping the forecast is accurate. I've had the air purifier on nonstop. Those of you who think you're tough enough to handle some smoke need to get a reality check. I used to think that way until I refused to stop commuting due to smoke, and my lungs paid the price.
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Originally Posted by VtwinVince
At this point I'm hoping the forecast is accurate. I've had the air purifier on nonstop. Those of you who think you're tough enough to handle some smoke need to get a reality check. I used to think that way until I refused to stop commuting due to smoke, and my lungs paid the price.
Weather prediction has been steady over the past few days. Friday is our travel day, ride Saturday.



I'm claiming that Neal's weather magic is actually working in our favor. He's bringing in the rain while we all travel to Seattle to clear out the air for riding.
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I sincerely hope for your sake that the AQI gets significantly better by the time you get to riding. Well, for all of us up here as well, of course. We got up to a 300 AQI rating, which is horrific (and we have been around 200 for a bit already). Visibility was/is (it's night time now) a little over a 1/4 mile, and I could see the haze between me and the building across the street. This is Seattle proper, not the east side (of Lake Washington) where they've been at 350-400. I'd be happy if all those rainy days had a "1" instead of a "0" in front of the decimal point to just clear the yuck out of the air and off of everything. I am readying my older Paramount for rain and winter duties and hope to be ready by the end of the weekend.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
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