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i dont know why its raining in the winter

Old 01-18-17, 01:10 AM
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i dont know why its raining in the winter

anybody like riding in the rain
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Old 01-18-17, 04:03 AM
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It is raining here too. It sucks. Up until 2015 I worked winters at a out door ice rink. I used to love winter. I don't mind being cold. But cold and wet sucks. I miss real winters.
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Old 01-18-17, 04:32 AM
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That's what it does in the winter here. Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain. Oh and wind. Lots of wind. And chilly.

And yes, we ride. What else are we going to do?
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Old 01-18-17, 05:08 AM
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We had a month of really cold weather in December, but it was a month earlier than normal, but this month, which is suppose to be the coldest month it's just raining instead of snowing. I'm a global warming cheerleader so I'm all for it.
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Old 01-18-17, 05:38 AM
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Low 80'sF today with some pesky clouds showing up. Absolutely terrible. Could only ride 68 miles last Thursday, 40 on Saturday, 120 on Sunday, 40 on Monday and 56 yesterday. Heading to Walmart on the grocery grabber in a few minutes for some food shopping to start today's riding. Feeling some pain for the rest of you-all who have a difficult time getting warm, dry miles during this time of year.
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Old 01-18-17, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
That's what it does in the winter here. Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain. Oh and wind. Lots of wind. And chilly.

And yes, we ride. What else are we going to do?
Of course ... it's summer now but it is still cool, windy and rainy.
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Old 01-18-17, 06:05 AM
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Where I live I have no business entertaining the thought of riding a bike in the Middle of January. I should be shoveling snow off the roof and snowboarding with more snow on the way.

But its warm now almost 50 degrees, and its going to stay warm, even at night it will not get below freezing. It is raining now and I really am considering breaking out the bike to ride to work just to say I did it lol...
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Old 01-18-17, 06:30 AM
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Rain, Rain Go away, come again another day. Gustavo Woltmann wants to bike.
It's raining here in Panama too. I don't know why it's raining in winter but may because of Climate change. I read in some publishers magazine that climate change now is really bad.
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Old 01-18-17, 06:54 AM
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Because it rains in the winter in some places. Lots of places.
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Old 01-18-17, 07:01 AM
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It raining or snowing where I live at the moment. It's literally rained every other day from september to middle of december.
We had crazy winters but this winter had been too mild for me I like the crazy weather.
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Old 01-18-17, 07:22 AM
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This 33 degrees and raining crap we've been having here in Chicago is literally the worst winter weather possible for a local cyclist. If it were 5 degrees colder and the rain were snow, I'd be out happily fatbiking. But no, it has to stay just above freezing. Also, it's not really raining, it's drizzling just enough to soak everything down and make the trails unridable and the roads gritty. Also, overnight freezes have created sketchy black ice on the roads every morning. In addition to making the roads dangerously slick, the ice causes road crews to continually dump salt on the road coating everything in a corrosive, bike-destroying slurry of salty water/gravel/slush. For two weeks, the weather has been frustratingly stuck in this narrow band of temperatures with just enough precipitation to create havoc. So. Annoying.

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Old 01-18-17, 07:45 AM
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Light rain, and not too cold...yes.
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Old 01-18-17, 08:29 AM
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I hate rain. This is the US South, for pete's sake, the weather is supposed to be perfect.
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Old 01-18-17, 08:34 AM
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I don't mind riding in the rain. I just hate the clean up after a wet ride.

After about five years of a drought, we are finally seeing some significant rain in SoCal. Although we needed the rain, I am getiing tired of dealing with a wet, soggy backyard and with two large, muddy, wet and smelly German Shepherds.
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Old 01-18-17, 08:43 AM
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when I bike commuted, a rainy day here & there made things interesting. once I stopped bike commuting I didn't like to ride if it was raining or to hot
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Old 01-18-17, 09:00 AM
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Considering I couldn't even stand without slipping in the parking lot yesterday and Monday, no, I can't imagine anyone would like biking in this winter rain.

In the summer it is not so bad, although I'm not just going to go out for a rec ride in it.
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Old 01-18-17, 09:08 AM
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I used to love the rain until bb30 was invented now I bunnyhop even the smallest puddle and won't ride unless the forecast is 0% rain.
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Old 01-18-17, 10:05 AM
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Rain is alright, and cold weather is alright, but not the two at the same time. Freezing rain/ice/sleet/wintry mix and temps hovering around the freezing mark is pretty much the worst conditions one can ride in. Here in Michigan it has been doing this on and off for the last few weeks. I have 2 rides in so far this year totalling less than 40 miles. This time last year I was about 200 miles ahead of that.
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Old 01-18-17, 10:47 AM
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Last year was the hottest year ever recorded, marking the third year in a row that average global temperatures hit record-setting levels, NASA and NOAA said Wednesday.
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Originally Posted by SteelFrameMane View Post
anybody like riding in the rain
Yes, I do, actually. My region, however, has been hit a couple of times now in the past week or 10 days with freezing rain. That is one weather condition I won't ride in. Icy patches here and there from thaw/freeze cycles, fine; snow is fine; black ice from November frosts/freezes, fine. But not a continuous stretch of pure, glazed asphalt/concrete.

And, of course, the timing of these sucks for me - always hits on the days when I have time to ride!
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Last year was the hottest year ever recorded, marking the third year in a row that average global temperatures hit record-setting levels, NASA and NOAA said Wednesday.
Did you hear those numbers were to tweaked to meet an agenda?
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Did you hear those numbers were to tweaked to meet an agenda?
that's not how science works
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
Low 80'sF today with some pesky clouds showing up. Absolutely terrible. Could only ride 68 miles last Thursday, 40 on Saturday, 120 on Sunday, 40 on Monday and 56 yesterday. Heading to Walmart on the grocery grabber in a few minutes for some food shopping to start today's riding. Feeling some pain for the rest of you-all who have a difficult time getting warm, dry miles during this time of year.
UmmmKay. Hows that summer 95F and humid stuff working out? Dodge any tornados or hurricanes lately? YRMV.
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Old 01-18-17, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
This 33 degrees and raining crap we've been having here in Chicago is literally the worst winter weather possible for a local cyclist. If it were 5 degrees colder and the rain were snow, I'd be out happily fatbiking. But no, it has to stay just above freezing. Also, it's not really raining, it's drizzling just enough to soak everything down and make the trails unridable and the roads gritty. Also, overnight freezes have created sketchy black ice on the roads every morning. In addition to making the roads dangerously slick, the ice causes road crews to continually dump salt on the road coating everything in a corrosive, bike-destroying slurry of salty water/gravel/slush. For two weeks, the weather has been frustratingly stuck in this narrow band of temperatures with just enough precipitation to create havoc. So. Annoying.
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Rain is alright, and cold weather is alright, but not the two at the same time. Freezing rain/ice/sleet/wintry mix and temps hovering around the freezing mark is pretty much the worst conditions one can ride in. Here in Michigan it has been doing this on and off for the last few weeks. I have 2 rides in so far this year totalling less than 40 miles. This time last year I was about 200 miles ahead of that.
Yeah, riding along the south shore of Lake Michigan, my numbers are way down so far this year. Supposed to be dry and upper 50s on Saturday, though!
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Old 01-18-17, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Aidoneus View Post
Yeah, riding along the south shore of Lake Michigan, my numbers are way down so far this year. Supposed to be dry and upper 50s on Saturday, though!
Same temps forecasted here. Will be out for sure!
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