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It's raining in DC and I love riding in the rain...(6 posts)

It's raining in DC and I love riding in the rain...Djudd
Aug 28, 2002 2:15 PM
I love riding in the rain and when I left for a 22 mile loop this morning at 5:30 it was perfect. I hear riders complaining about the rain and don't get it. Take off the overheated rain gear and realize you are going to get wet.
There is an exuberance in rain riding. I realize how much I love my bike(s) when I am maneuvering with the clouds opened up. Let it rain, when I come in soaked it feels like I am seven years-old loving to ride. Where else can a 40 year-old play in the rain and not get stared at?
re: It's raining in DC and I love riding in the rain...fbg111
Aug 28, 2002 3:12 PM
lol, you make it sound appealing. Maybe I won't skip my morning ride tomorrow after all. Been raining every morning this week down here in NC, too.
How about dropping by the house and cleaning our bikes?MB1
Aug 28, 2002 3:44 PM
Actually they aren't bad, I put the fenders on. Sure like the empty trails-Miss M made us ride extra tonight to take advantage of the empty CCT.
I made the mistake of riding the CCT on a weekend...Djudd
Aug 28, 2002 4:21 PM
I thought I could get away with using it to link to Georgetown, I was not early enough. Dodging baby carriages is tough on the reflexes. I always clean the bike on the porch before I go in. Otherwise it won't get done
I'll gladly lose a little riding ...Humma Hah
Aug 28, 2002 6:56 PM
... in order to prevent my beloved Virginia from being as dry as San Diego. I've lived both places, Virginia has been getting San Diego's rainfall, and Virginians can't get used to bare rock and dirt with a little coastal scrub brush.

I don't mind riding in the rain, but I prefer not to commute TO work in the rain. Gets my clothes all muddy and grimy. I'll ride HOME in the rain, and you're right, its not bad at all. Forget the raingear, just get wet. As long as it's not cold, it feels pretty good.
Great isn't it!Ray Sachs
Aug 29, 2002 3:59 AM
My favorite day on a tour I did this summer was a 70ish mile ride through intense hills with it raining on and off all day. Some downpours, some light rain, a few periods of no rain. Many of the 300 people on the tour that day sagged in. A few of us were out there loving it though - felt like Lance on Huatacom, cresting those hills in the pouring rain. Only the hills were smaller. And we were just a wee bit more than a tad slower.