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Would you rather ride... (weather topic)

Old 04-29-05, 09:58 AM
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Would you rather ride... (weather topic)

Which would you prefer...
dry & 35F
-or-
light rain & 55F
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Old 04-29-05, 10:01 AM
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Death by stoning or stabbing? decisions decisions...

I think i'd go for 55 and raining, at least I have clothing to deal with that.
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dRY 35

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35 and dry. I can dress for the cold easier than for the wet. But both are better than the wind.
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Really tough call. Used to love riding in the rain, until I realized how much work it is to get cleaned off after a ride. Plus, I almost got jacked twice yesterday on my way home from work. People check their IQ at the door when it rains.

What is dry and 35F, Alex.
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Originally Posted by LordOpie
Which would you prefer...
dry & 35F
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light rain & 55F
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Both of these are typical winter commute conditions here. I find preferred dry and 30-35 over wet, not because of keeping warm/dry, that you can dress for, but because I don't like wet roads, poor visibility and drops/fog on my glasses that come with light rain.

However since it does rain here so infrequently I love riding in the rain, just not on my morning commute dealing with traffic at the same time.

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I will take the rain. Seattle does not get a lot of dry 35, but we have a whole lot of 55 and light rain. Which is exactly about how it is right now.
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Dry and 35 bro'. Gotta think of the equipment too.
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C) on the trainer
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Originally Posted by stealthbiker
35 and dry. I can dress for the cold easier than for the wet. But both are better than the wind.
Couldn't agree more.

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Originally Posted by pseudobrit
C) on the trainer
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Temperature never stops me from riding outside. Rain does. Today it is in the low 40's here and raining. I was stuck on the trainer. Cold is fine. Wet cold is bad. I road many days this past winter with temps around 0 F and windchills well below. Cycling generates heat, it doesn't generate dryness, however.
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Originally Posted by LordOpie
Which would you prefer...
dry & 35F
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light rain & 55F
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Geez, I was feeling pretty good about Friday until I saw this thread . It's 10am and gonna be about 70 and sunny. Have no clue why I'm contemplating wet or freezing, but I'll take freezing and push harder to work up a sweat...
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Sunny and 90.
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Dry and cold...
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Easy - dry and 35. Outside of the first 15 minutes warming up, these can be very pleasant conditions.

Any type of moisture - be it a torrential downpour or a small puddle - tends to alter my style of riding to some degree.

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Dry. Which is why we won't be riding together this weekend. I'm going to go skiing. Hey, its been snowing!
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I live in Colorado for cryin' out loud. No brainer. Cold and dry. That's what's bringing me down now. 30 degrees and wet. I'm not good enough on my road bike and 700X23s to trust the wet. That sounds like skid city.

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Not even close.
Until they come up with a good shoe that keeps feet dry: dry. 35.
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Dry and 35 for sure. I've got wet weather gear, but no matter how you dress you always seem to end up with something that gets soggy and uncomfortable.
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Dry and 35. I really don't like riding in the rain.
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Originally Posted by LordOpie
light rain & 55F
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Sounds disturbingly like tomorrow's forecast... you thinking about riding and trying to decide if these are desirable conditions?
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Dry and 35. I do not like riding in the rain regardless of the temperature.
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Originally Posted by Stubacca
Sounds disturbingly like tomorrow's forecast... you thinking about riding and trying to decide if these are desirable conditions?
heh, I'm trying to decide if the morning freeze is better than the afternoon drizzle
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
Dry and 35 bro'. Gotta think of the equipment too.
I second that.
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I don't ride in the rain. That's why I live where it doesn't rain very much.
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