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A new career? Rainmaker ...(3 posts)

A new career? Rainmaker ...Humma Hah
May 27, 2001 10:05 PM
... When I left California, and my old job, Virginia was in the throes of a mini-drought. It hadn't rained here in about 18 days, and the area was behind in rainfall for the year.

I got home and managed one ride without getting rained on -- 2.5 miles to the post office and back. Since then, almost every time I've ridden I've been hit by at least some raindrops. And I seem to be getting better.

This weekend I got the mountainbike back in service, up at the cabin. Put in a scant mile or so, which produced heavy rainfall and hail, and the storm continued east into Virginia and Maryland, producing close to an inch of rain in some areas and a possible tornado.

So, how much would Florida pay me to come down there for a while?
Don't forget Washington statemike mcmahon
May 27, 2001 10:46 PM
The Yakima Valley farmers would probably offer you a small fortune to bring your bike up to Washington for few weeks.
No end in sightCurtis
May 27, 2001 10:55 PM
It has been raining here in the Detroit area for several days. I paid the price this morning. My commute to work yesterday was uneventful; just some standing water on the roads. When I got up this morning, however, to ride home, it was again raining steadily. I put in a few hours OT, which got be out of the worst of the rain, but the streets were wet and I rode home in steady drizzle. The good news is my Pearl Izumi jacket performed as promised. Most of me stayed dry (if a little cold...OK, I was downright chilled), but my shoes are mostly mesh with a little leather. Guess I'll have to start carrying my GoreTex sock, eh?