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Finally washed my bike and it rains in California

Old 07-18-15, 03:39 PM
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Finally washed my bike and it rains in California

Seriously, it's been like 6 months since I've washed my Supersix or my truck. Washed them both yesterday on a whim.

Got an early start this morning climbing in the Angeles National Forest, and it freakin' thunderstorms on me!

Really!? Rain in California?

To top it off, I think the city trash truck guy might have passed by and written me up for drought violation, lol.
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Let's hope the storm hits that fire.
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you're complaining it rained in California. Wow.
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I'm complaining I was dumb enough to put the effort into washing the bike and car for nothing.

My grass is loving the rain though.
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You should have washed your truck and bike several months ago before the drought became so bad.
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To have made any sort of real dent in this drought, a whole lot of us out here in La-La Land would need to have washed our trucks/bikes/cars at once a long time ago
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you're complaining it rained in California. Wow.
I've learned not to complain about missing rides due to rain during the drought. It's not supposed to rain in July here though (to answer your question.) I expect we'd get even less sympathy if we complained about the cost of living.
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So Albert Hammond was wrong.
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Ha ha.......you didn't do wrong washing the bike........you did wrong not getting out & back early enough!!!

Got down to the beach & back and only after I had the bike back in the car did the first drops start to fall! (Woohooo!)

Well, that and you should've known that there was the potential for rain today!! (Forecast.....weatherbug......weather.com......etc.)
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Ah, so it's YOUR fault!

I was going to go for a ride late this afternoon but I'm too lazy to clean my bike after it's been in the rain. My grass is pretty excited though, this may stave off the conversation about ripping out the lawn for another week.
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So, once I got back I had to wash it again to remove all the black road juice which was a mix of horse urine, junkyard juice, oil, and whatever else has been collecting on local roads since the last time it rained.

This means, of course, that it's going to rain tomorrow....
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Why are you washing your vehicles during a drought? Just wondering...
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Originally Posted by bnb69 View Post
Why are you washing your vehicles during a drought? Just wondering...
I use literally 1 gallon of water to wash my bike every 2 weeks. It's OK because I don't shower every day...

f4rrest, you're a better man than me. I can't get myself out the door if I know I'm going to be soaking wet for the whole ride.
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
Seriously, it's been like 6 months since I've washed my Supersix or my truck. Washed them both yesterday on a whim.

Got an early start this morning climbing in the Angeles National Forest, and it freakin' thunderstorms on me!

Really!? Rain in California?

To top it off, I think the city trash truck guy might have passed by and written me up for drought violation, lol.
Quick, call Governor Brown. I think we've lit onto a solution to the drout.

We just need to schedule carefully to make sure to spread it around and prevent flood and landslides.

Meanwhile, volunteers should sign up here.
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Old 07-18-15, 08:22 PM
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Quick, call Governor Brown. I think we've lit onto a solution to the grout.

We just need to schedule carefully to make sure to spread it around and prevent flood and landslides.

Meanwhile, volunteers should sign up here.
Indeed!

Will you be the first to volunteer to wash my bike?
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
So, once I got back I had to wash it again to remove all the black road juice which was a mix of horse urine, junkyard juice, oil, and whatever else has been collecting on local roads since the last time it rained.

This means, of course, that it's going to rain tomorrow....
Hope not, I am planning on riding tomorrow

I am sensitive about drought but i did move here ten years ago from the Northeast so I would never have to think about weather again
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Indeed!

Will you be the first to volunteer to wash my bike?
Apparently it only works if you wash a bike and truck the same day. Then you have to take the bike to where you want the rain to fall.
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That must be it, since the rain followed me for 50 miles. Lol.
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Hope not, I am planning on riding tomorrow

I am sensitive about drought but i did move here ten years ago from the Northeast so I would never have to think about weather again
My Allez has raceblades on it. I'll either ride that or wimp out and use the rollers inside if it rains.
Griffith Park was fun in the rain last year, and it was pretty deserted.
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Get used to the rain; the forecasters have "high confidence" that El Niño is shaping up to be like 1997.

Will El Niño come to the rescue this year? Signs point to yes, forecasters say | Orange County Register, July 16, 2015
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Originally Posted by Zuzus pedals View Post
So Albert Hammond was wrong.

it never rains in california
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Ya know what I love about the article is that it goes like this......

Good -- El Niño may be coming

Bad --- It could mean intense rain causing tons of damage & costing millions

Good --- El Niño may be coming

Bad --- But it might not. The coastal waters are cooling but they should be rising like at the equator

Good ---- El Niño may be coming

Bad ---- But Nor Cal probably won't see any even if it DOES come and that's bad.

Good ---- El Niño may be coming

Bad --- But don't get excited cuz even if it DOES come, it won't be nearly enough to compensate for the 26" shortfall and most of it's just gonna run into the ocean anyway

Anyway......

Enjoy! El Niño may be coming.
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Yep; lots of hedging and weasel words.

Accuweather also hedges a little with a caveat about the potential for a strongly positive Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) putting a damper on the strong El Niño, but is generally more optimistic than the OC Register article.

El Nino May Intensify Into Strongest in 50 Years | Accuweather
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Here's the problem with Californy: They are self-perpetuating the drought by having all of those water-use restrictions! What they need to do, is to get everyone together and have EVERYONE wash their cars; wash their bikes; top off the swimming pool; water the lawn; and plan fishing trips on the same day.....and then it will rain like it never has before!
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Got my morning ride in today in the sun...everything isbright in the world again
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