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Rain Rain Go Away!

Old 07-07-05, 02:37 PM
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Rain Rain Go Away!

Ok, I don't mind riding in light rain, and if it's really warm out, it can actually be a bit nice. But it suddenly seems to be monsoon season around here. And today we have a flash flood watch. How am I supposed to train in this mess? Sheesh!

I think I'll use this time to drive out some new rides. Better than sitting in front of the TV. I haven't ridden since Monday, and I'm getting stir-crazy!
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It's borderline raining here in Jersey, but I'm heading out anyway....the rest of the group might chicken out, but I'll go!

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Old 07-07-05, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
Ok, I don't mind riding in light rain, and if it's really warm out, it can actually be a bit nice. But it suddenly seems to be monsoon season around here. And today we have a flash flood watch. How am I supposed to train in this mess? Sheesh!

I think I'll use this time to drive out some new rides. Better than sitting in front of the TV. I haven't ridden since Monday, and I'm getting stir-crazy!
hmm I'll check with my weather gods to see if we can make some kind of trade, We've had 1 inch of rain for the month of june, see if we can send some sun your way and some rain my way.
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Originally Posted by ckleps
hmm I'll check with my weather gods to see if we can make some kind of trade, We've had 1 inch of rain for the month of june, see if we can send some sun your way and some rain my way.
DEAL!
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Yeah...opposite problem here in Milwaukee. Forecast again calling for no rain all weekend long....sunny and hot. Problem is no riding for me....out of town to a big old car show all weekend long with the wife.

Back to riding on Monday...when there is still no rain in the forecast. Sorry about that.
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Finally snuck a ride in between the monsoons. Only 13 miles (we have guests this week, so no long rides) but I rode it like a time trial. A little too fast at the beginning, so I was burning on the climb pretty bad.

At least I got my fix.
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I think it's done here in my part of NJ.
I need to ride after spending the day watching the TDF, over and over.
Good day to take out the Peugeot.
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Went out with the club ride last night (Thursday night) just prior to the monsoons by minutes (TS Cindy aftermath). The crew was only about 20 when it is normally about 40 or 50. The B ride I led was 12 people and we ended up doing 8 mile laps instead of a 35-mile out and back, so we could bag off if it got bad. It drizzled the whole time and a few of us got in three laps before the skies opened up. Still, it was good to get some saddle time for the day then none at all.
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Yea same storm that hit you hit us too. It is the left over of that tropical storm and I guess there is another one coming. Honestly I can't say I am too upset, we haven't had any rain for quite some time and my yard was dead (well dormant anyway). I put in 51 miles yesterday, 64 the day before and 41 the day before that (I love the mid summer company shut down ) so my legs needed the rest anyway...plus now the Salsa is VERY clean and well lubed and read to rock and roll tomorrow.
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Live in NM. Perfect weather, best in the US.
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I didn't ride the roadie this morning, but I commuted in a nice downpour. It wasn't too bad as the #3 (commuter) bike has fenders/rack/panniers.

I need the fenders to come in for the #2 bike (Tuesday, methinks) so I can do my morning rides in whatever weather. I don't mind commuting on a hybrid, but if I'm grinding out some miles I at least want drops, and I don't want to keep switching out the fenders.
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Pouring here. Too much to even consider a ride.
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Here in Seattle the standard joke is that the real start of summer is on July 5th
Well, it's now July 8, been raining all day, and the big 200+ mile Seattle to Portland bike ride starts 5 AM on Saturday. If it's raining like this in the morning that ride will have at least 1 less rider (me). Riding for hours in the rain is one of my least favorite activities.
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
Finally snuck a ride in between the monsoons. Only 13 miles (we have guests this week, so no long rides) but I rode it like a time trial. A little too fast at the beginning, so I was burning on the climb pretty bad.

At least I got my fix.

Hey whats the deal? I held up my end of the bargain, I was out at 3:00 last night dancing in funny skirtpants to send your rain away, but it looks like you didn't to your part to send it my way. Its amazing how people take advantage of you because of the anonymity of the internet.
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