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Old 01-29-11, 03:38 PM
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SoCal Weather ROCKS!

I've got the most monthly miles I've ever had since I got my bike last April. I've got 844 in the books and still have two days to go. My goal was a 1000-mile month but that isn't going to happen. Maybe 50 tomorrow and 30 on Monday.

December sucked. We had that week of rain, I was traveling a week and then out on vacation a week so I literally didn't get on the bike in three weeks. I think I had 200+ miles for December and was getting a bit discouraged.

The last week has been 75-80F every day and I haven't even put on arm warmers. After a pretty nasty arm-burn the other day I did start wearing my sunsleeves again!

Just saying it's an awesome place to live if you enjoy cycling!
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Old 01-29-11, 04:14 PM
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Today was just beautiful! I started my ride around 7:15 this morning, and it was pretty chilly, but about an hour into the ride it was just perfect! It's only been my 5th ride so far since getting my bike. Really wished I didn't travel for a living or I'd be riding everyday.
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Old 01-29-11, 06:41 PM
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today was great
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Old 01-29-11, 07:54 PM
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...and NorCal Earthquakes Roll!

A few years back, I was in Newport Beach for a bit. I think the only "bad" weather I really encountered was some rain during spring and June gloom...wish I was a rider back then!
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Old 01-29-11, 07:59 PM
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Yeah, I've been having a very enjoyable time this month. Not many miles due to other reasons (will have about 400 this month), but it is so much better than the late december time period.

OC also spoils us with so many miles of bike lanes (and even dedicated bike paths). We're lucky to live here
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Old 01-29-11, 10:09 PM
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We're lucky to live here
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Old 01-29-11, 10:11 PM
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Nothing like some 20 degree washington D.C weather......
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Old 01-29-11, 10:27 PM
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think its gonna rain late tomorrow so get your ride in early!! Unless you enjoy cleaning your bike?
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Old 01-29-11, 10:47 PM
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think its gonna rain late tomorrow so get your ride in early!! Unless you enjoy cleaning your bike?
Yeah, where did that come from? I wouldn't mind a big storm midweek to dump some more snow for skiing, but a weak storm on a weekend to make things like cycling and hiking a bit tougher is unfortunate.
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Old 01-30-11, 01:30 PM
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Rain came earlier than expected. Hope you all weren't caught off guard.
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Originally Posted by insidious meme View Post
Rain came earlier than expected. Hope you all weren't caught off guard.
I hope that big pack of unsafe dinguses I saw on the SARTP did.
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Old 01-30-11, 03:59 PM
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Rain came earlier than expected. Hope you all weren't caught off guard.
I was up at Clear Creek when it started dumping. An unpleasant ride home for the unprepared...
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Old 01-30-11, 04:30 PM
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Got 55 miles in today riding from Irvine to Seal Beach. Went from about 9am to almost Noon and never felt a drop of rain. Massive tailwind on the ride out to Seal Beach averaging around 25mph but I paid dearly for it on the ride back. Looking at the clouds over the mountains as I hit the Back Bay was a really ominous site. I really pushed it from there in order to beat the rain.

I was expecting a little bit of sprinkling tonight, not the rain that is coming down now!
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Old 01-30-11, 05:08 PM
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I dunno. Toronto is currently -10 C. Pretty tough to beat.

In other words, go suck an egg
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Old 01-30-11, 05:37 PM
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got 40 in along the coast, never felt a drop. Drizzle started after our late lunch.
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Got up about 7:30 AM, stuck my nose outside, burrrr, closed the door, went into the kitchen for coffee and cinnamon toast. Nice and toasty in the house so in it i stayed. Rain hit sooner that predicted so it was a wise decision. Hot coffee and thoughts of what to build onto my Schwinn
Prologue frame that i picked up last week. Its red/white in my size.
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Old 01-30-11, 07:37 PM
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Got in a quick 24 mile out-n-back before the rain hit. Perfect timing too, as I'm back on the bike after fighting the flu, followed by strep throat. Working with kids can be downright sickening at times!
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Felt a few (3) drops in San Clemente. Nice enough when I got to Carlsbad to eat at a sidewalk table.
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Felt a few (3) drops in San Clemente. Nice enough when I got to Carlsbad to eat at a sidewalk table.
I rode up to San Clemente today and got rained on the last 10 miles home. My bike is dirty and I got road slime splattered all over my back. This was around 2:15 or so. You must have finished earlier.
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Old 01-30-11, 08:21 PM
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left the house at 7:15ish, did the newport back bay loop three times, and was really struggling (im a n00b) against the wind that last go-round, forgot to bring a snack. but the clouds were lookin gloomy even around 9am.
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I rode up to San Clemente today and got rained on the last 10 miles home. My bike is dirty and I got road slime splattered all over my back. This was around 2:15 or so. You must have finished earlier.
You should move 10 miles closer to San Clemente. Or put fenders on your bike.

We left Magee Park at 8:30 and got back at 12:30. Maybe later, that seems too fast for 65 miles with a break at 7-11.
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