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Old 01-02-19, 11:37 AM
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I also ride in the rain. We have bike racks in the parking garage where the bike can dry out and locker rooms with hot showers where I can store my office clothes. And I can hang my wet cycling clothes up in my office to dry out.
We normally average around 40+ inches per year. But 2018 was wet with almost 70". In particular September (17") and October (14") were bad. Looking forward for a drier 2019.

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Originally Posted by DeanSams View Post
dryer at work? What kinda of magical place do you work at
A hotel.

We have a separate locker room by the pool, so I shower there as well.

If I want privacy sometimes I'll just take a room, and clean it afterwards.

Overnight shift that actually does their job gets away with anything short of murder. Including naps.
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Old 01-03-19, 03:23 PM
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As I like to joke, it only rains in Seattle once a year .... for nine months.
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Old 01-03-19, 03:50 PM
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I geared up for winter commuting going into November, only to snag a powermeter on sale and then ride almost exclusively indoors on a 1-month trial of TrainerRoad instead. December rolled in and I got a month of The Sufferfest for $1. Before that runs out, I'm planning to buy a 3-month Zwift sub. On top of these digital diversions, winter commuting means using my less fun bike as my nicer road bike is set up on the trainer. I don't mind the rain too much, but the many reasons not to bother have made me way more of a fairweather commuter.
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Old 01-03-19, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by DeanSams View Post
dryer at work? What kinda of magical place do you work at
Pfff, just mere dryers?


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Old 01-04-19, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Portsmouth gets around 645 millimetres (25.4 in) of rain a year, with a minimum of 1 mm (0.04 in) of rain reported on 103 days a year.

My first 105 commutes here were dry.
Seattle gets rainshadow from the Olympics. I live south of those mountains so get ~60"/yr. There are always a few good commute days when we get 4" on that day.
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Old 01-04-19, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
As I like to joke, it only rains in Seattle once a year .... for nine months.
In 2018 we got more rain here in Dallas than Seattle. Around 56". And half of that (27") just in September and October. What drizzles down in Seattle over months pours here in just a few days.
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Originally Posted by clengman View Post
We have pretty dreary weather in Pittsburgh. We're near the top of the list for annual cloud cover. I was surprised though that our average annual rainfall is pretty well... average. ~38" and 80 rainy days. This year may set a new record, though. We've had 160 rainy days and a total of 55" so far. The previous record was 57" in 2004 and there's some rain in the forecast for much of the rest of the year.
Do your friends who aren't from Pittsburgh constantly complain about how cloudy it is too? I think it's hilarious. I actually realized a couple months ago that I think the sun is actually kind of annoying. Gets all in my eyes . I do find it really hard to predict whether it is actually going to rain or not, though. There are so many days that it's like 30-50% chance of rain and cloudy, and so hard to tell whether the clouds are just chilling or if you're going to get dumped on. I don't have fenders or rain pants, so if I get caught out in the rain, I usually have to clean the road grit off my bike and pants. Should really do something about it so I can commute in the rain...
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Old 01-08-19, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by DIY masochist View Post
I think the sun is actually kind of annoying. Gets all in my eyes .
I actually find it the worst when riding in the high latitude regions . These regions are usually flat and the sun hangs there forever just about the horizon. A visor is of no help!
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Anyone from the DC metro area? Weather is unpredictable in Maryland but it rained for three weeks straight this past September. Apparently 2018 was DC's wettest ever with 61 inches of rain, so I was not biking consistently.
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