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Old 09-03-21, 04:20 PM
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I have no idea what your response means. Thanks anyway.
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Originally Posted by Joe Bikerider
Stop complaining about rain. Get a bike with good fenders and embrace it. I know it might seem hard to go out the door into a storm. Iím looking forward to it.
I have 2 bikes with fenders, and I go out in the rain and mud all the time, bro. I don't see where I said "it's hard to go out the door into a storm", but that's your problem.
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Old 09-07-21, 03:54 PM
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The numbers are so high right now in the Peninsula. I can see it outside too. When I rode this morning it was only in the 40's and yellow. Crazy.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16
The numbers are so high right now in the Peninsula. I can see it outside too. When I rode this morning it was only in the 40's and yellow. Crazy.
I rode this afternoon, all South of Edgewood. It was hazy/smoky along 280 most of the way from Brisbane (where I work) down, but it was much clearer by the time I got to Edgewood, and then clear the whole way down to Portola and Alpine and back.
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A year ago today the skies looked like this.


It's hot af outside today, but at least it looks like the earth's atmosphere and not Mars... Take the W on that.
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Rain coming Friday! WOOT.
Not too early for winter; I'm ready.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
Rain coming Friday! WOOT.
Not too early for winter; I'm ready.
Too early! lol
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Old 09-09-21, 04:27 PM
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Yeah, except they are talking more about the dry lightning associated with whatever pittance we get. I swear if this thing starts a whole new batch of wildfires, I quit earth.
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Dry lighting started up some fires near St Helena last night, sounds like they got them under control. Felt a couple of sprinkles yesterday working outside, and got some drops on the windshield later, but barely enough to trouble the rain gauges. 0.12" up-valley was the highest reading, maybe (hopefully) there will be more to come in the next few months, but for now there's just bright suns on the forecast.
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Originally Posted by Leinster
Dry lighting started up some fires near St Helena last night,
Yeah I saw some impressive and scary looking lightening over Martinez yesterday. Lots of stuff to burn up there but pretty easy access to put it out.
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I saw one big lightning bolt somewhere on the Peninsula north of San Mateo last night. And got about a dozen raindrops on my windshield.
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AQI has been 0 the past 2 days. Glorious Saturday, brilliant blue skies.
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Same up here in North Bay, at least over the weekend. Saturday was the clearest skies I've seen in a couple of months, although granted it hasn't been too terribly bad up at my place near the coast at any point this summer.
Got a good run in up Mount Tam Saturday followed by an hour and a half ride Sunday, both beautiful days.

It's a touch hazy today in Santa Rosa, pretty minimal really. Hopefully it's not too much for all of you a bit farther inland, Sacramento Valley in particular.
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Well, I hear that fire/smoke season here in NorCal has come to an abrupt end. Feels like we lucked out this year, at least in the inner Bay Area.
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Abrupt and early. I just searched my wildfires app, and there's a little something south of Red Bluff and a couple of even smaller ones near Medford Or, and that's it! Dang.

Meanwhile, the storms just keep stacking up in the Pacific. We may need a Flood Season thread at some point soon.
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It turns out that making sure my indoor trainer was all set up for Smoke Season made sure it was set up for Wet Season!

A couple years back, when I turned 61, I was planning to ride my age in miles on or about my birthday in November, but we got hit with at least 2 weeks of smoke, which only ended the day it started raining and rained for a month. So I learned my lesson, and rode this year's age in miles a couple months back. I figure it still counts.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
It turns out that making sure my indoor trainer was all set up for Smoke Season made sure it was set up for Wet Season!

A couple years back, when I turned 61, I was planning to ride my age in miles on or about my birthday in November, but we got hit with at least 2 weeks of smoke, which only ended the day it started raining and rained for a month. So I learned my lesson, and rode this year's age in miles a couple months back. I figure it still counts.
Oh, sure, it counts.

I just make sure that at least once between birthdays, I ride at least my age in miles, but I need to add whatever fraction of the year has gone by since my birthday. So in the year when I was 58, I didn't need to worry about it because I did a the Tour della Vigne century I mentioned earlier in this thread 3 months after my birthday. But when I was 59, I didn't do it until I was within 15 days of my birthday and hadn't ridden 59 yet that year, and by my rule I had to make sure I rode at least 59.96 miles. So I added about 3 miles to what otherwise would have been a 58.5 flat mile route (a route similar to the metric century route of the Tour of Long Beach). Last year the only 60+ miler I got was from the parking lot at Ernie Rodriguez Park in Livermore to the Junction and back, a lot harder than the flat SoCal ride, but I needed to add a short extra loop at the end so that I would exceed 60.77 miles. I don't have my 61+ mile ride in yet, so if I get to SoCal before the end of the year I might repeat the route from 2 years ago in December to have a flat, lazy route.

I'll just need to find a time to dodge smoke and rain, but at least there is reason to think smoke won't be an issue between now and the next birthday.
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Originally Posted by Korina
Abrupt and early. I just searched my wildfires app, and there's a little something south of Red Bluff and a couple of even smaller ones near Medford Or, and that's it! Dang.

Meanwhile, the storms just keep stacking up in the Pacific. We may need a Flood Season thread at some point soon.
I'd say so. At least out where I live, in the low lying areas, floods are a yearly wet season occurrence. The bike path which runs a few miles away from my house, at its lowest point, was under somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 feet of water on Sunday an Monday. If there weren't so many trees, I could have kayaked that path.
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Originally Posted by Pantah
I'd say so. At least out where I live, in the low lying areas, floods are a yearly wet season occurrence. The bike path which runs a few miles away from my house, at its lowest point, was under somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 feet of water on Sunday an Monday. If there weren't so many trees, I could have kayaked that path.
Yikes. Better check your water wings for leaks, it's going to be a wet winter!
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