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chas58 09-13-19 07:51 AM

Got caught in the rain, and I liked it.
 
Fall is coming. After commuting all summer, I got caught in a cool (66 degree) rain going in and coming home. I kinda liked it. I don't think I got in any wetter than I do on a hot humid summer day. But it was a nice change of pace and surprisingly refreshing!

I'm kinda looking forward to fall, with the cooler crisp weather, lack of humidity, and fall colors.

Lemond1985 09-13-19 07:58 AM

Pina Coladas are pretty awesome too.

Supposed to be 100 today here in CA, 103 tomorrow. No fall here yet. :(

Phil_gretz 09-13-19 08:52 AM

I'm not into yoga...

pdlamb 09-13-19 08:55 AM

66F is on the cool end of enjoyable showers, IMHO. But compared to sweating through a 90/90 afternoon, it'd be downright pleasant!

Rain in the 80s is free sweat.

Kedosto 09-13-19 09:32 AM


Originally Posted by Lemond1985 (Post 21120899)
Pina Coladas are pretty awesome too.


Originally Posted by Phil_gretz (Post 21120981)
I'm not into yoga...


Am I the only one that gets this?


-Kedosto
*half a brain*

ThermionicScott 09-13-19 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by Kedosto (Post 21121053)
Am I the only one that gets this?


-Kedosto
*half a brain*

Nope! :thumb:

chas58 09-13-19 09:43 AM

you two are just too young. Its OK - we probably don't get half your references either...

KraneXL 09-13-19 10:20 AM

Its fun until its not fun. Although the rain might feel refreshing, don't lose sight of the fact that its significant more dangerous riding in the wet than when its dry. Stay safe.

ThermionicScott 09-13-19 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by chas58 (Post 21121073)
you two are just too young. Its OK - we probably don't get half your references either...

If it wasn't clear, I *did* get the references, and now the song is stuck in my head... ;)

chas58 09-13-19 01:06 PM


If it wasn't clear, I *did* get the references, and now the song is stuck in my head... ;)
(oops, read your post wrong).


Oh, I was afraid of that. same thing happened to me.


Today is hot, humid, windy. Missing that calm quiet day yesterday.

mcours2006 09-13-19 02:47 PM

I got the reference and I'm not even that old...:D

A little of rain is tolerable, and even somewhat enjoyable. A lot of rain is just miserable, warm or not. The nearer your destination the more you can 'enjoy' it.

WarrenR 09-13-19 02:52 PM

Better on the way home then on the way to!

BobbyG 09-13-19 04:16 PM

Warm rain is nice. Cool rain is refreshing. Cold rain is miserable. In any event, a long full front fender that keeps spray off your toes is really nice, and a rear fender to keep the spray off your back is also nice.

I've been riding with a rain cape for the last couple of years, and it's really nice and cold rain. It's a little hot in warm rain. And it's really nice in heavy rain regardless of the temperature. You don't stay completely dry, you may perspire a little, but you're not getting pelted by the rain.

FiftySix 09-13-19 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by Phil_gretz (Post 21120981)
I'm not into yoga...

???

https://www.bikeforums.net/21120420-post10116.html

mcours2006 09-13-19 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by FiftySix (Post 21121705)
???


bobwysiwyg 09-13-19 05:29 PM

I do everything possible to avoid inclement weather. EpicRide is my go-to quick check. I've only been caught in the rain twice, quite warm, hot weather. These were thunderstorms that made the temps plunge 20 degrees or more almost instantly. No rain gear. Not fun! :o

rseeker 09-13-19 05:59 PM

I got caught in a heavy shower this spring. I was hot, so it was nice until my helmets pads started draining and I realized I hadn't washed them since last year. :eek:

ThermionicScott 09-13-19 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by rseeker (Post 21121760)
I got caught in a heavy shower this spring. I was hot, so it was nice until my helmets pads started draining and I realized I hadn't washed them since last year. :eek:

Yeah, having all that built-up salt wash into your eyes is the worst. That's why I periodically rinse out my helmets. ;)

rseeker 09-13-19 11:59 PM


Originally Posted by ThermionicScott (Post 21121954)
Yeah, having all that built-up salt wash into your eyes is the worst. That's why I periodically rinse out my helmets. ;)

Believe me, I'm now a convert and true believer.

KraneXL 09-14-19 02:45 AM


Originally Posted by mcours2006 (Post 21121541)
I got the reference and I'm not even that old...:D

A little of rain is tolerable, and even somewhat enjoyable. A lot of rain is just miserable, warm or not. The nearer your destination the more you can 'enjoy' it.

People say rain but what constitutes as rain in the northwest is something totally different in the southeast. Believe me when I tell you that getting pelted in the face by extra large water droplet driven by thunderstorm winds is no fun at all. And down right painful once you get hit in the eye by one of those drops. Who knew water could hurt so much.

rollalongnow 09-14-19 06:50 AM

Rain is always the best...especially in the summer...except on the way to work. Well, used to be anyway. I retired. Now I can decide if I want to ride in it or not.

Daniel4 09-14-19 08:11 AM

If the forecast predicts rain, just prepare for it.

I carry a cap with a long visor, and already wear wrap around goggles to cover my prescription glasses. I have a garbage bag in my bike bag. I wear croc sandals and have neoprene socks so if my feet get wet I don't care as much if I'm wearing shoes.

sweeks 09-14-19 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by Kedosto (Post 21121053)
Am I the only one that gets this?

Sadly, ... no! :D

EDIT: There are worse earworms... offhand, I can't think of one though. :lol:

Korina 09-20-19 08:07 PM

I got caught in the rain on Wednesday; actually my entire town did. We don't get this kind of downpour; 2.24" in under an hour overwhelmed everything. My husband and I were on foot and got home completely soaked through. Not so nice.


chas58 09-23-19 09:04 AM


I do everything possible to avoid inclement weather. EpicRide is my go-to quick check. I've only been caught in the rain twice, quite warm, hot weather. These were thunderstorms that made the temps plunge 20 degrees or more almost instantly. No rain gear. Not fun! :o
Yeah, well nothing was in the weather forecast or even oddly on the radar. Just a cloudy day - but apparently included some popup showers.

I did duck under cover for 5 minutes when it started pelting, but mostly it was just a general light rain. Felt pretty nice after commuting in the hot humid sun all summer.


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