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What don't you like about summer?

Old 04-19-09, 04:39 PM
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What don't you like about summer?

Sigh. Now that the memory of snow/ice/sleet is fading.... I've remembered that I really dislike:

- crowded bike paths
- slathering on sunscreen, and
- swallowing bugs!

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Old 04-19-09, 04:42 PM
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Humidity.

I can take heat. I can take the bugs. I can take the crowds of ignorant yuppies on the bike paths.

But man, humidity bothers me like no other. I sweat easy enough as it is, and humidity, when coupled with excess heat... makes me an extremely miserable human being.
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Old 04-19-09, 04:42 PM
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The bike path thing is easy to solve ... ride on the road!!


What don't I like about summer? Ummmmmmm ...... hmmmmmm .... probably the worst thing about summer is that it ends.
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Old 04-19-09, 06:37 PM
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Rain is penetrating and forces you to protect yourself and your gear. You do not need any special protection against snow when it is dry.
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Old 04-20-09, 08:28 PM
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nothing really. i do hate sweating up my clothes, but since wearing proper cycling attire this season it has been much less of a problem in high heat,
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Old 04-21-09, 01:08 PM
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Sitting inside looking at the beautiful weather I could be riding in.
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Old 04-22-09, 12:46 PM
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Okay, the perennial two things I dislike about summer in Alaska are...bears and mosquitos.

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Old 04-22-09, 01:56 PM
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Bugs and heat; what I really need is spring and fall all year round.
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Old 04-22-09, 02:30 PM
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Yellow jackets!
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Old 04-22-09, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by superjohnny View Post
Sitting inside looking at the beautiful weather I could be riding in.
Yes!!!! +1

I would rather be on my leather brooks than my leather office chair any time...
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Old 04-22-09, 07:44 PM
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Two big ones:

Getting wet from rain.
Getting wet from sweat.

That **** is bogus.
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Old 04-22-09, 08:33 PM
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Nothing. I love summer. However, I can do without early to mid spring. Wacky weather and tree pollen make life annoying.
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Originally Posted by gomadtroll View Post
Okay, the perennial two things I dislike about summer in Alaska are...bears and mosquitos.

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Bears?!!! Gulp. My complaints suddenly feel very trivial!
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Nothing. I love summer. However, I can do without early to mid spring. Wacky weather and tree pollen make life annoying.
+1

+22C yesterday .... 0C and snowing today.
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When it is hot or humid.

I prefer cooler weather (meaning 70-80).

I don't like riding in the mid 90's+. I will ride in it, but don't like it.
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Old 05-27-09, 07:55 PM
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Tourists, when people are on vacation they don’t pay attention like they normally would.
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Old 05-28-09, 07:16 PM
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Am I the only one who actually misses riding in the cold and snow? I even miss my studs.

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Old 05-29-09, 01:38 PM
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We had our first warm, sunny day today, about 21C. You cant be too prepared to I just bough a merino wool neckwarmer.
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Old 06-18-09, 08:07 PM
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Harder to see at night without the snow.
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Old 06-18-09, 11:23 PM
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for me it's just the bugs, and the sweat

Originally Posted by riff View Post
Sigh. Now that the memory of snow/ice/sleet is fading.... I've remembered that I really dislike:

- crowded bike paths
- slathering on sunscreen, and
- swallowing bugs!

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Old 06-19-09, 10:33 AM
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I love summer, but a few things annoy me:

-Gets too damn hot. Michigan isn't anywhere near as bad the south, but it gets hot and humid enough up here to bother me. That humidity really tests me, particularly when I'm outside most of the day. I end up using a lot of electricity every summer for air conditioning, as I can't sleep at night if it's hot and humid. I need to be cold to sleep well.
-I really hate having to apply sunscreen. I'm outside so much that I basically put sunscreen on every time I go out during the day. Having to wear so much warm clothing during the winter doesn't annoy me as much.
-During summer there's more people at parks and MUPs. I love seeing and meeting people, but a lot of times when commuting I love having parks and bike paths all to myself.
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Old 06-19-09, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
Am I the only one who actually misses riding in the cold and snow? I even miss my studs.

jim
Come summer, I miss winter. And come winter, I miss summer. Go fig.

But yeah, right now I really want to go ride and play in snow.
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Old 06-21-09, 12:51 PM
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Just realized there's a winter section but no summer section. Yesterday was the first Saturday I couldn't haul my stuff on the Dummy to the Farmer's Market. 97 degrees and humid, it feels like an oven outside.
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Old 06-22-09, 05:00 PM
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It's the bugs and the heat. Over 70F is too much for me! And the bugs can be so bad some parts of summer... have to wear shades or else I'm picking them out of my eyes when I get home... sometimes "limping" home with only one good eye left (it's hard to coordinate properly with one eye open!)... plus the bugs that sting! They freak me out. I'm a wimp. And the pollen in summer sucks too!

Everything seems slower or dead in the winter... including the humans... and it seems quieter. It's more peaceful in winter.
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Old 06-23-09, 11:41 PM
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I dislike the absence of frozen creeks and ponds to ride on, studs rock!
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