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Old 01-09-17, 06:42 PM
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Enough of the rains

Time for the rollers--nothing is better than being on the roads!
Don't mind the rain when caught in it--but not starting!


I know I know "we" need the rain. . . but. . .
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Old 01-09-17, 08:57 PM
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3.05" yesterday, and all day the streets were flowing with water in my neighborhood (live in a hilly area). The thing I'm worried about is tomorrow is supposed to be yet more heavy rain, coupled with strong winds. A day after getting 3 inches, then more rain and strong winds, I'm worried about trees coming down near my house.

As far as riding goes...I'm sick so it's not bothering me too much. I seem to have what everyone and their brother has around here...the painful cough is the most annoying part!
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Old 01-10-17, 12:13 AM
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The rain sent me running for the cover of Zwift, I finally broke down and tried it.
Love at first sight!
50 miles yesterday, and 30 more today, my first 2 days using it.
I'm hooked.
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Old 01-10-17, 10:45 AM
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Zwift...Love at first sight!
50 miles yesterday, and 30 more today, my first 2 days using it.
I'm hooked.
Crack for cyclist!!! Dont do it
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Old 01-10-17, 10:59 AM
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Not sure why but decided to keep track of the amount of rain this year?
With two very different rain gauges--adding last night rain of another one inch and three quarter.
We are now over 23 inches!!!
(West of WalnutCreek)
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Old 01-10-17, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by VNA View Post
Not sure why but decided to keep track of the amount of rain this year?
With two very different rain gauges--adding last night rain of another one inch and three quarter.
We are now over 23 inches!!!
(West of WalnutCreek)
Looks like rain until Thursday but the weekend will be dry finely
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Old 01-12-17, 06:54 PM
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Ended up with just over FOUR inches from Tuesday's deluge. That's over 10" since the start of the year for me, and over 20" for the rain year. That's crazy.

I'm also thankful that Mother Nature isn't screwing with us unlike last year where it seemed almost every time it rained, it was on a weekend. Scheduled to get a nice sunny break this weekend, but not sure how much I'll be able to get out...still dealing with Bronchitis. Energy finally coming back today, but it's probably a terrible idea to work hard and breathe the cold air outside.
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Old 01-12-17, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong View Post
The rain sent me running for the cover of Zwift, I finally broke down and tried it.
Love at first sight!
50 miles yesterday, and 30 more today, my first 2 days using it.
I'm hooked.
I just ordered an ant+/BTLE bridge heart rate monitor so I could use Zwift with my iPad. Will come in handy next week. More rain.
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Old 01-12-17, 10:15 PM
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I just ordered an ant+/BTLE bridge heart rate monitor so I could use Zwift with my iPad. Will come in handy next week. More rain.
Look for me when you Zwift, I am Lance Oldstrong on there too.
I usually "wear" a GCN kit like this, but with no helmet.
I just couldn't see wearing a virtual helmet for a virtual ride.
Real ride? Helmet for sure.
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Old 01-13-17, 09:42 PM
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Anyone been up Diablo (either way) since the last storms? Any issue with debris or flowing water on the road or any other hazards?
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Old 01-13-17, 11:22 PM
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I went up North Gate Road to The Junction today, it was glorious.
No debris, no flowing water on the road.
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Old 01-13-17, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaminokaze View Post
Looks like rain until Thursday but the weekend will be dry finely
Today was spectacular!!! I hope you all had a chance to get out and ride. I did 20 miles on the Bay Trail (NO wind) and it felt amazing. What an utterly gorgeous day
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Old 01-14-17, 03:34 AM
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I hope it rains every weekend on all of you! Says the person stuck working 7 and 1 12 hour night shifts for the next three months!
With Alhambra Valley being closed, -128 across from Lake Solano damaged, and several roads in the Napa area damaged, I don't have many long routes even available to ride if I could.
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Well, the good thing is that more effort is being aimed at cleaning up roads. As long as it doesn't get too windy, this weekend should be an ace for riding.
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I hope it rains every weekend on all of you! Says the person stuck working 7 and 1 12 hour night shifts for the next three months!
With Alhambra Valley being closed, -128 across from Lake Solano damaged, and several roads in the Napa area damaged, I don't have many long routes even available to ride if I could.
Awwww, I'm sorry, I really am. That sucks. I know how I get when I can't ride. Hope conditions around you improve and you can squeeze in some riding.
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Old 01-14-17, 04:54 PM
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Awwww, I'm sorry, I really am. That sucks. I know how I get when I can't ride. Hope conditions around you improve and you can squeeze in some riding.
yeah, life goes on. Same thing happened last year and I finally was able to start riding in April. I still managed over 2500 miles for the year. We go to Oregon for ten days every summer and almost every day is a 60 plus ride. the overtime now pays for the playing then.
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And it continues....
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The year of the endless trainer ride. I'd get out in the rain but I was sick as a dog for a week+, and I'm not going out in this shi*!
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The year of the endless trainer ride. I'd get out in the rain but I was sick as a dog for a week+, and I'm not going out in this shi*!
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Old 01-21-17, 10:31 AM
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Hang on to your hats (helmets) people! The storm tonight supposed to generate winds to 50mph and over 70(!) in the hills. If anyone gets a chance to go up Diablo after this storm I'd be curious to know how many trees are knocked over. I mean, the ground has to be like pudding by now then throw in a hurricane... This is gonna be nuts.
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Old 01-21-17, 10:34 AM
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Looks like he used some kind of magnet setup to increase speed on that thing. If it wasn't funny, I'd say that's kinda mean!
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Old 01-22-17, 07:45 AM
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Ok, this is getting ridiculous. Enough already.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Ok, this is getting ridiculous. Enough already.
Supposed to be in store for a dry spell for at least a week, if not into the first weekend of Feb. Also above normal temps, so it should be nice weather for a bit.

Snuck in a ride up SG down NG in between the storms, and I was pretty surprised how good the conditions were. Not many rock or landslides, no downed trees, not even much debris on the road. There was one area where water was sheeting across the road, and another area where it looks like they had to clean up a landslide (which is probably going to keep coming down for a while), but overall the mountain is in great shape. Didn't go up to the top, so I don't know if Summit Rd was any worse.

Anyway, yes, let's have a break now, I've gotten over a FOOT of rain in January alone at my house.
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Old 01-23-17, 06:08 PM
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thought I had a gap in the rain so I grabbed the bike and off I went - guess what? HAIL HURTS!!! Photos, videos: Hail hits Berkeley (twice!) ? Berkeleyside
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I want my drought back!
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