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Old 04-12-07, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dauphin
I may pass if it rains.
A true Puget Sounder will not let something as insignificant as 'rain' stop him and her from riding! We'll be there, enjoying every soggy minute .

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Old 04-12-07, 06:02 PM
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I rode 20 miles yesterday afternoon in the rain. Kinda nice, actually.
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Forecast for 8:00 am is 50 and raining. Joy.
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Guess I'll be getting wet. Again.
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Old 04-12-07, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dpb13
Forecast for 8:00 am is 50 and raining. Joy.
That's actually perfect riding weather, at least for Seattleites .

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Right now in the SF Bay Area, it is 70 degrees, blue skies, and almost no wind. It is a perfect day to ride. Hard to believe a storm is coming for tomorrow, but that's what the forecast calls for - 70% chance of rain.....
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Old 04-13-07, 02:16 PM
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same here in the foothills...today is perfect
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ok so the most recent forecast calls for 40% chance of rain for Bike around the Buttes tomorrow. Since we have never ridden in rain for any length of time, what type of gear do you folks usually take for such conditions?
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If it were me, I'd probably just wear knee warmers, arm warmers, and a windbreaker or rain cape. It's not going to be that cold, just wet.
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Old 04-13-07, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by dauphin
....Since we have never ridden in rain for any length of time, what type of gear do you folks usually take for such conditions?
A car.

Typically, I won't start a ride if it's raining - but that's just me. If it's wet in the morning, I'll probably hang out until it stops raining.

That being said, I've never started in the rain but I've finished in the rain a time or two. I don't bring anything special for it, especially if it's not cold out.
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Originally Posted by caloso
If it were me, I'd probably just wear knee warmers, arm warmers, and a windbreaker or rain cape. It's not going to be that cold, just wet.
Exactly what I wore Wednesday except this time, I am wearing a lightweight jacket. You know those waterproof soft shell jackets that REI sells for like $125? Well, they're not waterproof. This time, I am buying plastic, baby!
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Originally Posted by cantdrv55
Exactly what I wore Wednesday except this time, I am wearing a lightweight jacket. You know those waterproof soft shell jackets that REI sells for like $125? Well, they're not waterproof. This time, I am buying plastic, baby!
Performance has a rain jacket for something like $9-$12. I bought one a couple of years back, but have never used it. Maybe this weekend??
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On my way to Performance now!
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screw it..I'll just be wet
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Wife decided she wanted to ride after all so we are leaving home a little later. Will be at BAB around 8:30.
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It was a rain-out for us. I went up and hung around for a while, but we (the wife, daughter, and I) decided not to go out. Just didn't feel like spending $35 x 3 for a wet 40 mile ride, when Sunday is probably going to be nice and dry.

So, we took a pass. We had a great time anyway, meeting a few BF members (Blankcrows and Easthill), having a great breakfast, and fooling around in Old Town Sacramento.
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For those that did ride, I hope you enjoyed Boat Around...er....I mean Bike Around the Buttes. I did the 40, and am still drenched I think. Funny thing is, still a great ride. Sorry I missed you guys, although I think maybe I saw you all at the Reg. place. Oh well, maybe next time.

Am I the only one doing Lodi?
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Ok, we did the entire 100 (105 for me)! The first 20 was pretty rugged with the rain and wind. The second 20 was a little more bearable. The third 20 hit us pretty hard with one particular downpour. The final 40 was fabulous! We stayed dry and got see the buttes up close as well as some ill tempered llamas! I'm glad we stuck it out for the entire ride. Those providing food and support were extremely nice and helpful. We plan to go back again next year...hopefully with better weather.








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Am I the only one doing Lodi?
Which Lodi? The Delta Lodi or the Sunrise Lodi? We're signed up for the Delta one
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Which Lodi? The Delta Lodi or the Sunrise Lodi? We're signed up for the Delta one
I plan on doing both.

The Sunrise Century is the better of the two, with some climbs and nicer scenery, but possible headwinds for the last 20 miles or so. The Delta Century is flat and fast.
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Originally Posted by dpb13
For those that did ride, I hope you enjoyed Boat Around...er....I mean Bike Around the Buttes. I did the 40, and am still drenched I think. Funny thing is, still a great ride. Sorry I missed you guys, although I think maybe I saw you all at the Reg. place. Oh well, maybe next time.

Am I the only one doing Lodi?

As of right now, I'm doing Lodi (sunrise)
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Dam, now I feel like such a wuss for turning around after 30 mins of getting soaked. That was a cold rain though and my toesies couldn't handle it.
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Dam, now I feel like such a wuss for turning around after 30 mins of getting soaked. That was a cold rain though and my toesies couldn't handle it.
That's the first time I've ridden in conditions like that and as under prepared as I was clothing wise, I was astonished at the number of riders just wearing bike shorts. At one rest stop I saw a woman whose legs looked like they were going to break off they were so red.
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Originally Posted by tprevost
As of right now, I'm doing Lodi (sunrise)
just checked that one out on the website. I just might sign up for that one.
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Originally Posted by dauphin
just checked that one out on the website. I just might sign up for that one.
Cool... I'm planning on doing the metric... gotta rebuild the mileage
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