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I cannot catch a break

Old 06-22-13, 07:40 AM
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I cannot catch a break

I love early Saturday morning rides. But it seems like for the umpteen past Saturdays we've had thunderstorms early Saturday morning. Well it was supposed to be nice this Saturday. My parents decided to drop in on us last night, but they were gone by 7:30 this morning. I get dressed, think to check the weather before I head out and I see this:



I can't win.
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Old 06-22-13, 07:44 AM
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Old 06-22-13, 07:46 AM
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Old 06-22-13, 08:19 AM
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Yeah, but doppler still rules. Can't tell you how many times I either rode and stayed dry despite the many forecasts of thunderstorms, or timed the beginning of the ride just as the final bursts are passing for good. At least you'll know when you're good to go. Got a lot of rides in where years ago I wouldn't have chanced it. Especially love the 'animate' function.
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Nothing wrong with riding in the rain. As long as you can still see that is.
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Old 06-22-13, 09:14 AM
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Nothing wrong with riding in the rain. As long as you can still see that is.
^ and as long as you don`t mind getting wet, it isn't all that bad.
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It has to be really hot before I like riding in rain.
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Pedal harder and faster in a taller gear, you'll catch them, I promise.
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Originally Posted by Donsell View Post
I love early Saturday morning rides. But it seems like for the umpteen past Saturdays we've had thunderstorms early Saturday morning. Well it was supposed to be nice this Saturday. My parents decided to drop in on us last night, but they were gone by 7:30 this morning. I get dressed, think to check the weather before I head out and I see this:
I can't win.
Would not stop my ride.







Take Cover.

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Old 06-22-13, 07:40 PM
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I'd make an exception for Midwest thunderstorms, but here in the desert, riding in the rain is a rare treat. I look forward to it.
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Old 06-22-13, 07:43 PM
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I got caught in the rain twice today, but it was hot enough that it was mostly pleasant. Then the rain had the courtesy to move really slowly and allow me to outrun it home, so I didn't get wet a third time. Plus it made me feel fast, although I really am not.
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I love riding in the rain... except with strong winds and there's a lot of trees around me:

https://youtu.be/ElOBdjzqg8s
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Old 06-23-13, 12:00 PM
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Nice thing about riding in the rain, is that once you're completely soaked, it doesn't get any worse.

And rain crits are my favourites!!! I love hearing the sound of crashing and screams behind me! And the scraping, thudding, thrashing sound of the bikes and bodies sliding across pavement lasts even longer due to the lower-friction. And the smell of a crash: powdered metal, carbon-fibre & rubber on asphalt, ripped & shreaded lycra, flesh and blood... somehow is more intense in the rain... simply awesome!!!
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Old 06-23-13, 04:16 PM
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Old 06-23-13, 05:47 PM
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It will clear up, but there is nothing wrong with riding in the rain, you just have to be a little more careful.
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Old 06-23-13, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by PedalingFool View Post
I love riding in the rain... except with strong winds and there's a lot of trees around me:

https://youtu.be/ElOBdjzqg8s
Well there is 2:17 of my life I won't get back.
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Old 06-23-13, 07:27 PM
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Regardless of Temp, I love riding in the rain.
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Old 06-23-13, 10:06 PM
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Move to Florida. It's nice in the morning and rains in the afternoon.


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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
Nice thing about riding in the rain, is that once you're completely soaked, it doesn't get any worse.

And rain crits are my favourites!!! I love hearing the sound of crashing and screams behind me! And the scraping, thudding, thrashing sound of the bikes and bodies sliding across pavement lasts even longer due to the lower-friction. And the smell of a crash: powdered metal, carbon-fibre & rubber on asphalt, ripped & shreaded lycra, flesh and blood... somehow is more intense in the rain... simply awesome!!!
You're sick...

To the OP... I assume you're in Lincoln? Ride south and around the main cells. I use radar all the time to maximize ride time, and route distance...
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Old 06-24-13, 06:52 AM
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Same for me this weekend. Which is depressing because it is june. I have to go out and ride even when it is wet (though i try to avoid heavy showers) or I wont be able to do anything this year.
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Old 06-24-13, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by rbart4506 View Post
You're sick...

To the OP... I assume you're in Lincoln? Ride south and around the main cells. I use radar all the time to maximize ride time, and route distance...

That's what I ended up doing, riding South and East on Hwy 2 and missed a lot of it. There as one squall where it got pretty heavy.

I don't mind the rain so much, its the wind gusts and semis blowing past you that I hate.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Would not stop my ride.








Take Cover.

Zoiks...that's some armageddon level stuff right there.
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i got a kinetic rock n' roll trainer for days like that....i LOVE it
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