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Old 04-15-10, 11:56 AM
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Who is riding the MS150 this weekend and what are you thinking about the weather?

hmmm?
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Old 04-15-10, 12:48 PM
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I am planning to ride rain or shine. I will bring my rain jacket and clear glasses either way. It looks like Sunday could be the bad day depending on how the front moves.
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ugh if it rains it will suck
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I'm going rain or shine. No rain jacket or anything. Just keep on going. It should be warm enough without a rain jacket and I get to hot in them anyway. Rain or shine I'm spinning.
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I will be riding in any conditions. I am not concerned for my handling but there will be more crashes because of the rain because most people have never ridden in it.

I know one year it started sprinkling coming into Austin and the roads were a bit slick and people were going NUTS!
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I love riding in the rain (got the fenders for it to). I just wish I could keep my socks dryer.... and also my shorts come to think of it... As long as the wind is coming from the east\southeast I'll be a happy camper (literally), as long as I don't have to pitch my tent in the rain. I did a test run last night and if its raining the inside of that thing is going to get wet while I'm pitching it.
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good luck everyone
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I'm going to be at a race near dallas. Rain is always better than no rain.

You never get home from an easy ride on a beautiful day and say: "man, I'm a badass". But.... when the ride is difficult and the weather horrendous, you get to go back to the office on monday and say: "You wouldn't believe what I went through this weekend."

Plus, everyone else is all miserable, and it's the perfect time to attack!
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looks like the rain won't be heavy and strongest in the afternoon. So right fast!.

I"m not doing it this year, but I'll be cheering you on.
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One of my customers is a storm chaser and really good at weather predection when I asked last night about the ms150 weather he said it shouldn't be that bad at all yall should be good to go.
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This is from a weather forecaster associated with the MS not sure exactly how.

I'm still really not very confident in the rainfall forecast for the ride. Though overnight runs of the American GFS model continue to show a steady light rain and temperatures holding in the 60s, the other American model (the short-range NAM) has the rain passing to the north with highs near 80. Neither model is probably right at this point, but I think the answer will probably be in between the two models.

So I think at best you can expect to ride through at least
some rain on Saturday. Where it's raining, temperatures will be in the mid 60s. You may ride through rain for 30-60 minutes, or it could be 3-4 hours. So a raincoat would be a good idea,. I probably won't really have a feel for how widespread this rain will be until Saturday morning. Probably a lesser chance of rain on Sunday, but still a fair chance you'll run through some rain from La Grange to Austin.

I am preparing for rain and if we do not get any it will be that much better.
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Last year, I rode the Richardson Wild Ride (100k) in the rain. It was warm enough, I didn't use rain gear, just got wet. It was kind of like getting in the shower with all your clothes on, it just doesn't seem right, but isn't uncomfortable, either. I didn't have any wreck problems, but I heard that one guy from our bike-shop ride fell and broke his arm. I've also heard that flats are more common in the rain, though I didn't experience that. I have found that a helmet with a visor is handy if you wear glasses. Anyway, y'all ride safe out there.
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The last CP training ride in New Ulm started in wet conditions. Lots of flats on that ride.Yes flats are more common as the debris and trash gets washes into the road.
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