Prendre Une douche ? This is where to complain about PNWet weather . . . . . .

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Watercat, May 11, 2011.

  1. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    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. :wink:

    Others ? :ear
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  2. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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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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  3. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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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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  4. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Dayem, head, nail, hammered. :freaky


    :lol3
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  5. thebigkr

    thebigkr Stupid Freak

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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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  6. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    It's Bush's fault.
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  7. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  8. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    :thumb

    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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  9. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    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:

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

    Yes, PNWet can be challenging.
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  10. SkiFastBadly

    SkiFastBadly A beer? Yes, please

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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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  11. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    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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  12. V@lentino

    V@lentino Inspektor

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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. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I lived in the prairies were it was "same as above" except it was colder for longer and the mosquitoes were even blood thirstier. <o:p></o:p>
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    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.<o:p></o:p>
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    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.<o:p></o:p>
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    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.
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  13. Aquanout

    Aquanout Hooliganantic

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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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  14. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    maybe you all need new stickers for your helmets...

    "FairweatherRider. RIP ADV":rofl
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  15. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    :nod


    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/environment/Important-Coastal-Radar-now-under-construction--121216129.html

    Werd has it construction on the site was delayed due to the heavy rainfall & supersaturated soil. :lol3
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  16. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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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 ?

    :ear
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  17. debueller

    debueller Has a thing 4Fungirl

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    Didn't they used to hang out on trailpilgrim.com?
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  18. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    +1

    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.

    Ya dere hey. :D
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  19. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Hmmn, clearly you were not here last June :D
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  20. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Yes, I was . . . . . :clap

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

    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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