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Old 01-03-06, 10:30 AM
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Arrrrg stop raining!!

It's been raining here nearly nonstop since new years eve and is supposed to continue raining all week with temperatures hovering around 35 degrees or so, which means ice on the road. What the hell, this never happened before in previous years... baahhh!!
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Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when i was seventeen..


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Old 01-03-06, 10:38 AM
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It's been raining since New Year's Eve, and you complain ?

Here in Seattle it's been raining every day since September. It won't stop until May. It does this almost every year.

It won't hurt you. No different than taking a shower.
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Old 01-03-06, 10:43 AM
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i know what you're saying. it's right at that temperature which makes it the coldest rain possible without switching to snow. a few degrees colder and we'd probably have like a foot of snow.
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Yes... except you always run the risk of slipping in the shower at 20mph and hitting your head on the faucet. Either that or you shower reallyyyy ssslllooowwwww....

Originally Posted by pmseattle
It's been raining since New Year's Eve, and you complain ?

Here in Seattle it's been raining every day since September. It won't stop until May. It does this almost every year.

It won't hurt you. No different than taking a shower.
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Yeah. I'm getting a little tired of it myself, but that's Seattle for ya.
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Yeah this cold rain is too much. I rode on NYD but haven't since. The clean-up from that one ride was a PITA. I guess the roads are a little cleaner with the continuous rain, but I still don't have time for ride + cleanup every day. Bleah. Good thing it's early in the "season" so I don't mind so much taking days off from riding.
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Please send the rain down to Texas. We really need it.
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Quit bragging.

We just had our 5th driest year and the driest since the 1950s. North Texas is like a tinder box. We've got brush and grass fires sprouting up all over the place. A few of them have wipe out whole towns.

Enjoy your rain.

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You guys had grass fire wipe out entire towns??
Round here grass stops a couple of miles from the city.
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The four seasons here in So Cal: Fires, earthquakes, floods and mudslides. It's flood season right now, but today at least the sun came out.
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I'm going to start building a boat in the parking lot. Snow motivates me, rain pisses me off.

BTW, it's all George Bush's fault.
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It IS his fault, they probably have a weather machine somewhere doing this.
You know on the NOAA website where you type in your zipcode and they tell you the weather? That's no forecast, it's a SCHEDULE!
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Ive actually been enjoying the rain, now that i came across bicycle drifting by accident.On my way to home from my lbs, where i picked up an airzound and a helmet, I accidently locked up my rear wheel(equipped with a semi-slick tire) on flatbush when trying to stop, and it kinda swung out a bit to the side, resembling the automotive sport of drifting, exept without the smoke. Ive gone to marine park and have been practicing a bit and have manage to hold a drift for a good 30 feet or so. Its alot of fun, and its really intense sometime, cause you always feel like your going to fall, and your wondering should i let it go, or keep it going, and risk the wipeout!
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Old 01-03-06, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SpiderMike
Please send the rain down to Texas. We really need it.
Oklahoma too!

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Originally Posted by .:Jimbo:.
Ive actually been enjoying the rain, now that i came across bicycle drifting by accident.On my way to home from my lbs, where i picked up an airzound and a helmet, I accidently locked up my rear wheel(equipped with a semi-slick tire) on flatbush when trying to stop, and it kinda swung out a bit to the side, resembling the automotive sport of drifting, exept without the smoke. Ive gone to marine park and have been practicing a bit and have manage to hold a drift for a good 30 feet or so. Its alot of fun, and its really intense sometime, cause you always feel like your going to fall, and your wondering should i let it go, or keep it going, and risk the wipeout!
That can be pretty fun. Skidding was always second only to jumping over stuff, when I was a kid. I guess my 7 yr old daughter comes by it naturally. It seems she is incapable of riding at any sort of reasonable speed. Her only desire is to crank it up as fast as she can so she can lock up the back wheel and skid to a stop.
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We don't get any rain in Nevada but on the off chance that we do some day, what are the best ways to commute in it? Specifically, Do you just take a change of clothes in you backpack wrapped in a plastic bag or show up wet?
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Originally Posted by ecpike
We don't get any rain in Nevada but on the off chance that we do some day, what are the best ways to commute in it? Specifically, Do you just take a change of clothes in you backpack wrapped in a plastic bag or show up wet?
people do different things. i have a lightweight windbreaker which is also waterproof. and i have a pair of all weather outer layer pants. they are waterproof as well. everything i carry in my backpack is wrapped in plastic bags as well.
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Cold rain sucks. Brush fires suck. If we could combine the two, it would still suck.
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Originally Posted by slvoid
You guys had grass fire wipe out entire towns??
Round here grass stops a couple of miles from the city.
That's no joke. A lot of Texas is not much but open land and small towns. On road trips, I've been through towns so small that the whole roadside presence was nothing but a truck stop and a general store. If you blinked you'de missed it. Even our big cities are tiny compared to NYC. If there were no cars in the way you could bike across Houston in less than an hour. I did just that after Houston was evacuated because of hurricane Wilma. The most pleasurable ride I ever had here by far.

Anyway, the wildfire is a monster, so please send some of that rain our way. FedEx it, dude!
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It'd be raining cold brush fires upon our heads...



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Cold rain sucks. Brush fires suck. If we could combine the two, it would still suck.
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Originally Posted by 2wheeledsoul
If there were no cars in the way you could bike across Houston in less than an hour. I did just that after Houston was evacuated because of hurricane Wilma. The most pleasurable ride I ever had here by far.
Yeah, I remember a lot of cyclists during the evacuation this year. Very cool.

You'd have to be pretty fast to bike across the entire city in less than an hour. It takes me 30 minutes to cycle from Downtown to the Galleria on a Sunday morning. That's maybe 1/20 or less of the entire city. MUCH more so taking in the metro area. But I digress...

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today was a bit rough. everything on me was water-resistant but the shoes.
thank the maker that I didnt have to work on the bike today!

aqua-no booties are on the way.
on the day I receive them it will stop raining, possibly forever.
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Originally Posted by slvoid
It IS his fault, they probably have a weather machine somewhere doing this.
You know on the NOAA website where you type in your zipcode and they tell you the weather?
Knowing the weather is key to being prepared. My freehub is acting up again, and it looks like a windy and wet ride home awaits me (note that the weather data below changes with time so if it looks lame, it changed after I got home)

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Originally Posted by Orikal
Yeah, I remember a lot of cyclists during the evacuation this year. Very cool.

You'd have to be pretty fast to bike across the entire city in less than an hour. It takes me 30 minutes to cycle from Downtown to the Galleria on a Sunday morning. That's maybe 1/20 or less of the entire city. MUCH more so taking in the metro area. But I digress...

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I think I digressed wildly. Oh well... Going from the NW suburbs all the way to Montrose with the wind behind me and the only cars around abandoned, out of gas and harmless for a change made it a super smooth cruise. You know, we need another scary hurricane to run the cagers out of town soon.
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