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Old 10-22-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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n00b here got stuck in rain

So I called my wife today before I left work and it looked a little dark but she said "no rain here at the house" so off I went

So 10 minutes later, I'm soaked head to toe, my shoes and socks, my pants, everything completely soaked. At the same time I can't see, I've only been riding for 4 days now so I'm scared of falling and getting my run over.

An hour later I made it back to work and bummed a ride home. I don't even wanna know how long it would have taken me to get home on the bike, or if I would've even made it. I hope my jacket dries out by tomorrow so I can go riding again

I will be watching the weather channel a lil more closely from now on. Okay not so funny story over.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:24 PM   #2
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ahhh, the joys of riding in houston weather. get used to it.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:25 PM   #4
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I've gotten caught out in the rain a time or six. It's fun
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:28 PM   #5
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:28 PM   #6
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same here. I enjoy water up the top of my boots, its fun to put your feet on the ground and pretend to waterski. I just laugh thinking about the others that think I must be miserable. I don't want to do it all the time... but it doesn't kill me!

I am getting a car soon for rainy days. I could spend some money ona good 1 piece rain suit, but I figure no point to prove... save the enjoyment for nonrainy days. I've done 10k miles rain or shine so far, so its not like I can't handle it! I am just getting tired of dealing day after day with Houston drivers without the ability to legally lane split...a car is more about turn on the audiobook and listen to it for an hour!
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:32 PM   #9
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you should have kept going! the rain would have stopped in about 5 feet
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:36 PM   #10
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lol. + 1000 on it happening again. If water on your screen turn your head all the way one way then the other way. will help take some of the water off that has collected.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:45 PM   #11
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yep. been there several times. i am cool with it on the way home. but spending the whole day at work squishing around the place all wet sucks big time. it wont be the last, dont worry.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:47 PM   #12
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Riding in the rain is fine, but it's good that you didn't ride, since you're anxiety may have caused an accident. I'm glad to hear you made it back to work safely.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:01 PM   #13
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:30 PM   #14
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same thing happened to me.today but i drove home my jacket does a good job of keeping me dry
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:34 PM   #15
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Same thing happened to me a couple weeks after I got my first road bike and I had to ride from ExImport on brand new tires at night in pouring rain. I was freaked out.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:20 AM   #17
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fri-sun, bike period... rain or shine, wedding, joy or funeral.

is it more dangerous? you will think before you lean into the next curve so maybe not...
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:35 AM   #18
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It's not bad at all. I keep the lightweight rain gear in my tank bag. It's not the greatest. It doesnt do a lot when it pours, but it helps a lot on drizzly days.

AS mentioned above...if it rains in the afternoon (on the way home) it's no big deal. Rain in the morning really sucks! I've sat around in my office 1/2 naked for 4 or 5 hours before with clothes hanging off every chair and door , just hoping it would dry out.

Of course, I sat in some other guy's chair when I first got in to take my boots off. Why would I want a wet chair for the whole day?
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One thing that might be a good idea for you. When I was riding every day rain or shine I kept an entire change of work clothes at work as a just in case. Shoes, socks, boxers, everything. As well as a towel. Mine sat in my cabinet for a few months untouched until one morning I got completely drenched. Was a great thing to have that change of clothes there waiting for me.
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