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Old 06-14-10, 12:06 PM
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Ahhh Rain!

It's been quite hot here recently. Pretty much every day in the last two weeks has had a "chance" of rain, but I managed to miss the rain while commuting... until this morning. I was caught in a torrential downpour for several miles. By the time I got to work it was sunny and dry.

I love this weather. The rain kept me from overheating. There's a "chance" of thunderstorms this afternoon for the commute home. I'd prefer that the lightning keep it's distance, but bring on the rain... even if I did ride the recumbent and get to suffer with "squishy-seat" syndrome.
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Old 06-14-10, 08:26 PM
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That's how it's been in Knoxville... but it's pretty bad because it just makes it very humid and hot. I was coming back today at 5:00pm and even though I was going about 27mph downhill, the wind blowing past me still felt warm and didn't seem to cool me down as much as it usually does.

I got caught in a really bad down pour last Wednesday. My roommate was driving to work at the same time, and said that her wipers, on full speed, still weren't enough. I made it to class pretty dry because of my rain gear. That's also when it stopped raining.
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Old 06-14-10, 09:00 PM
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It's now the rainy season here in norther Japan so there is pretty much going to be a chance of rain everyday for the next month or so. Rain gear is pretty much what occupies my bag from now on. Good times.
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Old 06-14-10, 10:15 PM
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I seem to remember "Rain", although we haven't actually seen it around these parts for some time...
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I don't use rain gear in the warmer weather. It feels good to get wet. I have a change of clothes wrapped securely in a trash bag stuffed in the pannier.

My ride home yesterday was hot and sunny. It was nice, until I had to stop and the sweat would run into my eyes. I really need a headband or something.
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My feelings are the opposite, I've seen enough rain locally, and now we going into a warm dry spell which is a relief for me.
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Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
I don't use rain gear in the warmer weather. It feels good to get wet. I have a change of clothes wrapped securely in a trash bag stuffed in the pannier.
Where I live, rain is always cold. Sometimes rain even requires wearing winter gloves to keep the hands from freezing.

After an almost desert-like spring, it's been cool and rainy for about a month and half. I'm tempted to complain, but we've had years of drought, so I think it's a good thing. I do still enjoy rain riding, there's a lovely smell and a kind of otherworldly feel to it. My wife, however, does not appreciate the mud puddle by the door where I leave my bike to dry off.
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I used to think I knew what a torrential downpour was until I was watching Jeopardy the other night. According to Jeopardy, Luzon, Philippines once got 45 INCHES of rain in one day. Now that's some rain!
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Nice and rainy here in Chicagoland today. nice wet commute home in warm temps.
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Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
even if I did ride the recumbent and get to suffer with "squishy-seat" syndrome.
Wrap the seat cushion in a plastic shopping bag. Slippery but effective.
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Wrap the seat cushion in a plastic shopping bag. Slippery but effective.
I think I'd rather deal with squishy than slippery.
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