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Old 05-12-2011, 08:17 AM   #16
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maybe you all need new stickers for your helmets...

"FairweatherRider. RIP ADV"
Naaaah, how'bout: TEAM DRIPS - Bring on the rain !

Any longtime inmates care to enlighten us on the origins of TEAM DRIPS ?

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Old 05-12-2011, 11:29 AM   #17
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Naaaah, how'bout: TEAM DRIPS - Bring on the rain !

Any longtime inmates care to enlighten us on the origins of TEAM DRIPS ?

Didn't they used to hang out on trailpilgrim.com?
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:48 AM   #18
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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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I'm an ex cheesehead too, and when people ask me about winter in the PNW I tell them it's like a picnic at Camp Snoopy compared to the Upper Midest.

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Old 05-12-2011, 02:08 PM   #19
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Others ?
Hmmn, clearly you were not here last June
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #20
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Yes, I was . . . . .

Yes, I was . . . . .

And hoping for a similarly spectacular June . . . . . .

Mind you, I've seen the month of June in the PNWet, that would send you runnin' fer your long johns, and Gore-Tex, only back in the day Gore-Tex didn't exist . . . . .

So it was oil-skins(waxed cotton), or the cheapie PVC crap that would rain your own sweat back on you(typically what I and many others had).
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:49 PM   #21
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Yes, I was . . . . .

And hoping for a similarly spectacular June . . . . . .

Mind you, I've seen the month of June in the PNWet, that would send you runnin' fer your long johns, and Gore-Tex, only back in the day Gore-Tex didn't exist . . . . .


Apparently you were not here for last June, at least not in Oregon. It was the 10th coldest June ever and the wettest since 1941 (as recorded at the Portland Airport).

Maybe last year was better in Seattle If this year is the same, I'm sending June north.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:01 PM   #22
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Wink oh yeah . . . .

See-At-Uhl has been known to have at least 20X better weather than you poor FFs in Oregon . . . . . .

10th coldest ? ? ? Huhhh ? What're ya a limey FF ?

Just getchur a$$ up her and see for yerself . . . . . .



BTW last year was nuthin.

You ain't seen nuthin' yet . . . . . .
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:47 AM   #23
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I didn't start riding to work until last month, what with cold/dark/snow and all. We had a couple weeks of nice but cold weather, and I kept thinking "If it ever warms up a little..." One day, we hadn't had snow or rain for about 10 days, and though it was 30 degrees outside it was a nice sunny day. So I geared up and rode to work in it. Not too bad, and the next day a polarfleece neck gaiter made it even better.
Last couple days it's been raining HARD all the damn time..... I've got raingear, and I've ridden in the rain before. I just don't like it! Currently 50 and raining in Wenatchee. Yuck.
And the dirt was getting nicely thawed and dried out, too.

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Old 05-15-2011, 11:30 AM   #24
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eh, you all just need to put your big girl panties on and DEAL!!!









and this advice from a fair weather rider.... tee hee
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:22 PM   #25
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eh, you all just need to put your big girl panties on and DEAL!!!









and this advice from a fair weather rider.... tee hee
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Werd, but it sometimes helps to gripe about getting douched on, or frozen out after the fact, too !
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:15 PM   #26
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I have all the gear to be warm and dry. But I just don't seem to like riding in the rain all that much, mostly because I worry about other drivers not seeing me. After watching them on their phones, texting, reading a book and applying makeup while driving, I've pretty much concluded they're all out to kill me. And that's on a sunny day. I have high viz gear, a white helmet, and am installing a Stebel air horn and a modulating brake light. At $4/gallon, I'm going to have to get over this not riding in the rain business muy pronto.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:18 PM   #27
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:50 PM   #28
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"There is no bad weather in Oregon, just inappropriate clothing."
Mr. GORETEX could be the most valuable addition to your gear closet.

. . . . . . Don't leave home without it ! ! !


On the other hand there are always the inapproprite choices out there :



And this:


Clearly inappropriate ! ! !

But, somehow inspirational ?
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:02 PM   #29
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+1 on inappropriate clothing

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"There is no bad weather in Oregon, just inappropriate clothing."
Yep, what he said... have only driven the truck to work 1 day this year. That was to make sure the store bought tune-up worked well.

I have been to Shedd Oregon (and the nearby outdoor range).

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Old 05-16-2011, 07:42 AM   #30
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Yep, what he said... have only driven the truck to work 1 day this year. That was to make sure the store bought tune-up worked well.

. . . . . .

Dave



All due resect to the hardest of the hard-core ADVriders; Those of you who are daily commuting, regardles of the storms;

BTW - Record Rainfall for the weekend - SEATAC registered 1.78" of the wet stuff for two days May 14 & May 15.
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