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Old 01-16-13, 07:04 PM
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Rain rain Go Away

Going to have a hard time making goal this month in cold and rain and repeated back flats.
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I'm questioning your resolve!

Actually, no, I'm not. That rain is what just left here a few days ago, and it was COLD. I haven't been on the bike in about a month. Hoping to fix that this weekend.

Hang in there. You'll be back at it soon enough!
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Old 01-16-13, 07:50 PM
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I got 15 in today, but three straight flats on long rides is killing my time/mile ratio. Oh well I can only do what I can do this month. Maybe we will get a stretch of good weather and I can fix my tire/tube issues.
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Send the rain up to us in Iowa, we really need it....or snow! What's up with the flats?
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Been warm-ish and rainy (~6in in the last coupla days), until today when it was cold and rainy. Of course, they're saying the "S" word for tomorrow.

Supposed to clear up this weekend, so crossing my fingers. Trails are gonna be a no go, so gonna play a roadie this weekend.
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Old 01-16-13, 10:53 PM
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This is my first winter with artificial joints, and the cold and rain make me feel like the Tin Woodsman before Dorothy finds the oil can...... we've had four day of it.
 
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I found a buried rock in the tread today. Hoping that was the flat problem.
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That flooded out trail is crazy! Pretty rare that we get that on my route, but I have seen 2 times on the Sammamish River Trail when the river was over its banks and onto the MUP.
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Yea in Houston they tend to put our trails by or in the flood control system. The picture above is a flood control zone/park so if we get above average rain they tend to go under water for a week or so.
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Ick!

After a long stretch of lovely warm weather we got rain here today in Clearwater, Florida. I got caught in a downpour about 2 miles from home. I think this is the first time my Madone has been wet!
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After seeing rust show up on my bike after my first rain ride, I'm a little more careful about wiping it down after a wet ride.
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Smile and ride though ... then get you bearings checked as you may have washed them out .


And yea i rode though that ... was interesting as the current was pulling me towards the nasty drop i chickened out the first and second time, but by the third day my curiosity got the better of me .
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As for riding through, that looks fun. The place above has a flood gauge about half a mile down the trail. The flood gauge is 9 feet tall. If you look in the picture you will not see the flood gauge stick. You should be able to see it from where I took the shot .

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I know what you mean! I'm tired of this COLD weather, only s'posed to be 80 tomorrow on the trail.





weather by gulpxtreme, on Flickr
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Oh, just HTFU!
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Humboldt Bay Kinetic Sculpture race [Memorial Day Weekend], they have part of the course
crossing the Bay, they have to Float, and be human, pedal, powered.
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There are several low-water crossings on the MUP and some routes here that are popular with cyclists.
My LBS says they get some business fixing/replacing bikes after cyclists ride through water that was deeper and moving faster than it looked.

If I can't see the bottom or if it will come up over my rims, I don't ride through water.
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