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Old 05-11-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Prendre Une douche ? This is where to complain about PNWet weather . . . . . .

Okay, for non-Francofiles, "Prendre une douche" = take a shower.

So what are your gripes about the weather/climate of the great PNWet ?

I'll start . . . . . Coldest day on record for May 11 . . . . . . 2011 - Lovely.

Others ?
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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It's the WA DOT's fault. Ever since that typo in the Langlitz theft, the weather here's gone down the shitter.

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Old 05-11-2011, 10:27 PM   #3
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This weather is fucking PERFECT!

I hope it never gets hot (but it will)

And then the woods will be shut down and I'll be stuck to riding the big bike
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:36 PM   #4
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It's the WA DOT's fault. Ever since that typo in the Langlitz theft, the weather here's gone down the shitter.

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Old 05-11-2011, 10:53 PM   #5
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The weather in the north sound SUCKS BALLS!!! Or should I say soaks balls since mine were soaked from the ride home tonight! I'm getting sick of this, good think I'm taking off for a 3500 mile trip through the SW next Friday, let's hope the weather down there is better than here.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:03 PM   #6
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It's Bush's fault.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:11 PM   #7
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:15 PM   #8
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The weather in the north sound SUCKS BALLS!!! Or should I say soaks balls since mine were soaked from the ride home tonight! I'm getting sick of this, good think I'm taking off for a 3500 mile trip through the SW next Friday, let's hope the weather down there is better than here.


Safe travels . . . . . . . Wish I could get a chunk of vacation time this time of the year to do the same, or even farther south.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:44 PM   #9
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A little background . . . . .

Uh, yes I'm a PNWet native . . . . . . So I've been known to have rainwater dripping down the crack of my a#% on more than a few occasions.

In fact just last weekend, was out escorting leetle keeds on a rafting trip in sideways rain (gotta start 'em young) . . . . . .

May 7, 2011, Sauk River:





Well, even my "waterproof" camera has sprung leakage(see foggy spot in pic), hmmmmm ?

Yes, PNWet can be challenging.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:57 PM   #10
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Well I'm from Wisconsin where it's too cold and slippery to ride about half the year. Then I lived in Utah where I could only ride about 8 months a year because it was cold and slippery and vertical the rest of the year. I've been here two years and have ridden pretty much every weekend since I moved out here. Would 70, sunny, and dry be better? Sure. But we're riding, damnit, we're riding.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:28 AM   #11
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Well I'm from Wisconsin where it's too cold and slippery to ride about half the year. Then I lived in Utah where I could only ride about 8 months a year because it was cold and slippery and vertical the rest of the year. I've been here two years and have ridden pretty much every weekend since I moved out here. Would 70, sunny, and dry be better? Sure. But we're riding, damnit, we're riding.
Ride on brotha . . . . . . Oh, snap - I was thinking you were a true U-TARD.

Yes, we do adapt and it's possible to ride on the "sluggish" days.

Weather Forecasters will typically call for "showers" which really means they've got their heads up there where the sun no longer shines.

Springtime the weather can take an abrupt 180 in five minutes, especially anywhere above sealevel, so go prepared boys and girls.

The new ultra-high tech radar thingy they're just now installing over by Hoquiam(just north of there I believe) will probly increase their prediction accuracy by 13.38972614895% on average.


Should be operational by this fall, maybe.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:03 AM   #12
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Moi je suis plutôt d'accord pour la douche.

I've lived most of my life in the East, where you can't ride in the winter. And in the summer you suffocate and get your blood suck out by mosquitoes.

I lived in the prairies were it was "same as above" except it was colder for longer and the mosquitoes were even blood thirstier.

I have been living in Victoria, BC for a little over two years, and I have missed very few days of ridding. Use my bike everyday to get to work and weekends for fun. Did not miss a day this winter, we had 3 minor (by Eastern standard) snow falls and I got caught in the snow 3 times, this is why I like ABS and ASC.

Sure this spring sux, it's cold and wet but compared to the rest of the North/Easterners, we have done at least 20 or 30 times more ridding than they have for this year alone.


Last Feb during the Winter 2010 Olympics I rode to Whistler and spent the day at a cross country skying venue, some years are good other sux but we have it easy.
huh yeah!! and no mosquitoes
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:28 AM   #13
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Wow, my heros. All yoos guyses that ride in the rain.



Rain still sucks, chance of snow on the passes still sucks, heat in the house coming on in May still sucks, vegetable garden suffering still sucks, shit just not drying out still sucks.



Its even sunny in England.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:41 AM   #14
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maybe you all need new stickers for your helmets...

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:45 AM   #15
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Rain still sucks, chance of snow on the passes still sucks, heat in the house coming on in May still sucks, vegetable garden suffering still sucks, shit just not drying out still sucks.
. . . . . . . .

Reminds me - being the eternal optimist, better go shut off the furnace.


Here's one of the write-ups on the "new" doppler radar station under construction:

http://www.king5.com/news/environmen...121216129.html

Werd has it construction on the site was delayed due to the heavy rainfall & supersaturated soil.
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