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Old 11-06-06, 10:43 AM
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nastiest weather of the year today

Wind, HEAVY rain- it was awesome. We broke out the bad weather bikes. Rode with Sara to work and then getting home the bike love was so strong I had to take some photos

Ode to my nasty weather commuter.














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Old 11-06-06, 11:24 AM
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It's ugly over here in Redmond/Woodinville, too. My ride in was wet, but I was 8 minutes faster with the massive tailwind I was rockin' this morning.
Going home in the heavy rain and 20+mph headwinds is gonna suck some massive chamois-stink.
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Nice pics!

Longer fenders would make it easier to ride in the rain.
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Old 11-06-06, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by thdave
Nice pics!

Longer fenders would make it easier to ride in the rain.
I know, I just like the look of those fenders I have some really excellent raingear though so I stay
toasty dry the whole ride.
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Old 11-06-06, 12:34 PM
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Would either of you work at Batdorf & Bronson by any chance?
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Old 11-06-06, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg
Would either of you work at Batdorf & Bronson by any chance?
haha no, shes a dental hygienist and I'm a photographer
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Old 11-06-06, 01:33 PM
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Jeez, that's your rain bike? That's nicer than my "good" bikes!
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Old 11-06-06, 01:38 PM
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Lucky! We have to deal with calm 65 degree weather out here in the morning commute and about 75 degrees in the PM... Some people have all the fun.
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Funny how, although I've been sitting around lurking on these boards for some time, I finally register for this.

Yeah, Redmond was abysmal today. I ended up cutting my commute short, and hopping a closer bus to UW, and still, even through decent raingear, ended up totally drenched.

Ride home should be interesting, though.
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"Well, what do you think, young fella? I'd keep playing. I don't think the heavy stuff's gonna come down for quite a while."
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Old 11-06-06, 03:29 PM
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I think this afternoon's ride will have me feeling about like that...
Frogs leaping out of potholes, and such. The only thing missing (thankfully) will be the wicked lightning.
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Old 11-06-06, 03:32 PM
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Yah, today was pretty nasty here too. Currently 90* with clear skies and smog in the distance.
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Portland might be worse than Seattle metro today. The rain should make the Seahawks game interesting tonight.

Back to the bike, I'm thinking of getting a Townie3 for rainy days. Nice choice!
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It's definitely the rainiest day of the year. The wind isn't helping either. I still have two more rides to go today. My co-workers think I'm nuts. It's still better than being stuck behind an accident on I-5 though.
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Old 11-06-06, 05:48 PM
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My hats off to you. I drove the truck today and didn't feel bad about it at all but to get my exercise I spent my day jumping to conclusions and second guessing the boss. Great looking bike by the way. Where did you purchase?
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Old 11-06-06, 07:17 PM
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3rd rainiest day on record here in Seattle metro area. Not much in the way of bad rain on my way home (that died down around 3:30, just before I left.) Instead, I had a 22mph headwind/front-crosswind all the way home.
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Old 11-06-06, 07:21 PM
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Electras rule for bad weather! I'm having great luck with my Rat Rod outfitted with Nokian studly studs:

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I love this weather. It further proves that I've got my bike set up just right, but I'm desperately needing to upgrade my weather gear.

How about all that flooding?
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It's hot here. It'll be hard to sleep tonight.
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Can't believe the Seahawks are only up 13 to 0 over the Raiders and have sacked the Oakland QB about 6 times. The Hawks can't run for crap and Stevens dropped a sure TD Man Holmgren was hacked off. Oh wait this is a bike forum sorry I had to vent. I want one of those bikes they are really cool looking. Single speed how does it ride for ya?
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<thread jack>Fire Stevens. Seneca Wallace is going to get picked up to start for someone as soon as he's available. Hawks win by 21+, with over 10 sacks.</thread jack>
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Sorry I didn't meant to hijack the thread bad form on my part but dang everytime I watch those guys the look like crap. I give up I'm gonna go get on the trainer.
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wow, it rained constantly all night and was still pouring on this am's ride. Here come the floods....
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Slough was very high this morning. Wouldn't be surprised if it's flooding by now. Gotta love this weather
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Man when the weather man said "PINEAPPLE EXPRESS", I wasn't sure what that meant...Now I know! Steady rain here for the past 2-3 days...I've lost track. Hang in there!
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