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Old 02-27-06, 09:42 PM
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The sky is falling!

It just started to rain here on Lake Mead . We are supposed to get up to .25" of rain . Does anyone have some tips on riding on wet surfaces
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Old 02-27-06, 10:31 PM
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I find pedaling helps.

Not much to it really. Just don't corner too hard and take some time at the beginning of your trip to get an idea how well you can brake. Rain is nothing compared to snow or ice. Lemme tell you, ice makes riding with two wheels a little tricky.

1/4"? In January we had that much or more rain for probably 20 out of the 31 days, and measurable amounts for all the rest of the days.
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Old 02-27-06, 10:38 PM
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i feel you bro... started pissin rain like a monkee here in san jose...

have to use my buddies indoor trainer... its fun to use.. but sweat waaaaay to much

better than freezing in the rain though
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
i feel you bro... started pissin rain like a monkee here in san jose...

have to use my buddies indoor trainer... its fun to use.. but sweat waaaaay to much

better than freezing in the rain though
The weather down here in Monterey is kinda crappy too, at least compared to last week. The sky was purple this afternoon and it got pretty stinkin windy at around 6. Supposed to be crap tomorrow too, but Wednesday is supposed to be ok just in time for more crap on Thurs.

It could be worse - we could be someplace other than Cali where winter only means put on a long-sleeved jersey.

I've got other stuff keeping me off of the trails this week though and getting in a workout in the gym at 0530 instead.
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I've been looking forward to the rain(not to ride in). My baby needs some TLC , it's time to loc-tite bolts and clean/lube everything that moves . I never thought I would look forward to a rainy day , but when you only get 7" of rain a year , it's a novelty .
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Originally Posted by mtb-chop
:It could be worse - we could be someplace other than Cali where winter only means put on a long-sleeved jersey.

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I'm lovin' the weather now, but when late June comes and it's 115+ degrees , the Great White North looks pretty appealing.
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
I'm lovin' the weather now, but when late June comes and it's 115+ degrees , the Great White North looks pretty appealing.
I hear you - it's nice here all year round...generally always 60s or 70s.
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
i feel you bro... started pissin rain like a monkee here in san jose...

have to use my buddies indoor trainer... its fun to use.. but sweat waaaaay to much

better than freezing in the rain though
The rain is'nt cold around the bay area whatchyatalkinbout.
I find it invigorating myself.
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Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
The rain is'nt cold around the bay area whatchyatalkinbout.
I find it invigorating myself.

whatch00talkinboutwillis

yeh it really isnt cold.. till ur out riding for 2 hours.. soaked... and goin down a hill

but yeh... i did all maintainance on my bike yesterday when the rain first hit...

i was going to ride in it today.. but decided to hit the trainer instead...

yo singletrack when we gonna ride eh?
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
whatch00talkinboutwillis

yeh it really isnt cold.. till ur out riding for 2 hours.. soaked... and goin down a hill

but yeh... i did all maintainance on my bike yesterday when the rain first hit...

i was going to ride in it today.. but decided to hit the trainer instead...

yo singletrack when we gonna ride eh?
I dunno ,when is a good time for you? Any time is good for me providing my Geritol supply is good to go.
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As much as i hate the weather in Cleveland, its kind of working for me at the moment. Too bloody cold and snowy to ride, so i get to save without itching too much. Well that and i have a million things to do around the house before my wife gives birth.
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Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
I dunno ,when is a good time for you? Any time is good for me providing my Geritol supply is good to go.
hah... i dont drive... so only real way would for us to ride here in san jose

btw whats this geritol ahahaa
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You all can eat it. Back home in Cleveland there was a blizzard, but here, 100 miles west, high winds and snow and COLLLLLLDDDDDDD.
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i miss my sunny 70 degree weather :'( ::tear::
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Originally Posted by trekkie820
You all can eat it. Back home in Cleveland there was a blizzard, but here, 100 miles west, high winds and snow and COLLLLLLDDDDDDD.
Maybe you should have looked at UNLV or ASU or one of a million frickin' schools in California . Just an idea.
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i feel for you bro. i live in england and all it ever does is rain! not as much as 25" though!
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the weather on my ride today


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i feel for you bro. i live in england and all it ever does is rain! not as much as 25" though!
I said it's supposed to rain .25" (a quarter inch) . Twenty-five inches is about what we get in 4 years.
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
hah... i dont drive... so only real way would for us to ride here in san jose

btw whats this geritol ahahaa
No problem with that. Geritol= medication for this old fart.
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Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
No problem with that. Geritol= medication for this old fart.
lol

geritol is that old school iron supplement isnt it??? i smell gas... ::sniff::
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Today turned out pretty nice after all .
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht
Today turned out pretty nice after all .
thats a hawt pic
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
lol

geritol is that old school iron supplement isnt it??? i smell gas... ::sniff::
Yeah, that's what i run on there big brother,methane gas....
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Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
Yeah, that's what i run on there big brother,methane gas....
speaking of methane

i have some gnarly gas lately

cuttin ehm left and right
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
speaking of methane

i have some gnarly gas lately

cuttin ehm left and right
eerrr, try "cuttin" them more linearly & harness the power...especially on the uphill.
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