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Old 06-16-18, 08:06 AM
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Good weather

Woke to pouring rain. During breakfast the weather went from thunder and lightening and rain to sunny and clear. I'm lingering over my coffee and listening to some birds chirp. So nice to do that.

Am busy this morning through early afternoon. Hoping this good weather holds until I can get out and ride. Will be a good day for a gravel ride.
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Old 06-16-18, 08:37 AM
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Barring lightning, there's no good reason not to ride weather-wise this time of the year. Go for it.
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Old 06-16-18, 08:50 AM
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Tornadoes aside . "summer" is kicking off next week , the Solstice...


Party like a Pagan..



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Old 06-16-18, 11:55 AM
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Gravel ride sounds great - I'm itching for one as well! Unfortunately, we're under a heat advisory, and there's no shade or water stops out there on the gravel. I might just have to stick with a road ride
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Got in 28.2 miles. Mixed it up between pavement, gravel, and some doubletrack. Cloudy and dark the whole time, but it never actually rained. Was a good ride.
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Old 06-16-18, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
Got in 28.2 miles. Mixed it up between pavement, gravel, and some doubletrack. Cloudy and dark the whole time, but it never actually rained. Was a good ride.
Nice, I always think those conditions are kind of magical. I need to maintenance the mtb, then when I've got my fill of road I'll tackle some single track. Road the mtb from November thru April so I've let it sit this last month.

It's hot here so I got in my 60 mile ride started early at 6:30am, not as early as I wanted though. Tomorrow I'm shooting for 5:30am, the earliest I've gotten out is 6am. Very magical riding when the sun is just rising and no one is around, combined with a temp of 75°F that early.

Hope starting an hour early will help me avoid the surprisingly busy trail systems like today.
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Old 06-16-18, 08:22 PM
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I tried and failed to do a gravel ride...27 miles, but only about 4 miles of gravel before it was time to turn back. That's what I get for starting late. The sunshower was pretty refreshing, though!
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Old 06-16-18, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Tornadoes aside . "summer" is kicking off next week , the Solstice...


Party like a Pagan..



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LOL...high summer has been here for a month. Only time to enjoy riding is 0530AM...otherwise it is a blastfurnace out there even at 9PM at night. Still over 90F in these parts at 930PM. Surface winds were evil today too
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Old 06-18-18, 09:04 AM
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love waking to thunder & a rain storm. kinda cozy. it's similar to waking to a raging blizzard. of course I prefer a blizzard that starts while I'm biking, so I can get some fun in, then get home to sit out the rest of it
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Got in 28.2 miles. Mixed it up between pavement, gravel, and some doubletrack. Cloudy and dark the whole time, but it never actually rained. Was a good ride.
How'd MQT and Munising hold up this weekend? Better than Houghton I hope.
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Old 06-18-18, 09:17 AM
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Gravel, yes. Gravel after rain, no. Way too muddy for my taste.
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Old 06-18-18, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
How'd MQT and Munising hold up this weekend? Better than Houghton I hope.
It's been life as normal here in Munising. Boy, the Keweenaw sure got hammered though. My Facebook wall has been a constant stream of photos from friends showing the storm damage. It's not clear to me that one can even easily (or at all) drive to the northern end of the peninsula. Lots of roads are damaged and I think some areas might be cut off.
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i read in the UP had historical places slide apart from flash floodings.
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I went out today to get the mail and it felt like I'd fallen into a bowl of warm soup. I stay indoors when it's like that. I'm thinking about after-dark rides, but it isn't always much nicer. I went out at midnight last night to road-test my new headlight on the Xebec; a Thrunight TN4A NW. It's like a car headlight. It was muggy out then, though, so I did my little test and came back in. I'm ready for it, now, though.
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Love cycling in the rain
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