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Old 03-26-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Rider caught in downpour today

I was on the west loop near San Felipe southbound and noticed this guy in the torrential downpour around 3:30 PM today. That must have totally sucked for him. There was also a guy on a cruiser with no gear on about 2 cars behind him. t-shirt/jeans and soaking wet.

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Old 03-26-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:03 PM   #3
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I saw one on 146 and felt bad. He didnt know it but it was fixing to get real bad for him. I drove through some baaad rain and he was headed that way.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:04 PM   #4
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forecasts although wrong at times should not be taken lightly. especially when they say 50% chance of rain. looks like a 1000rr.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:05 PM   #5
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forecasts although wrong at times should not be taken lightly. especially when they say 50% chance of rain. looks like a 1000rr.
+1, I usually don't take chances. You can tell by the paint, it's a 1000RR.
Sucks if the bike is your only mode of transportation.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:08 PM   #6
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looks like that POS azylums bike ! lol
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:16 PM   #7
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i cant say i havent ever taken my bike when i knew it was going to rain. but that was because my car was in getting painted and i lived 2 exits up. but yes it sucks when its your only means of transportation. you end up getting a puddle of water in your crotch from pinching the tank.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:55 PM   #8
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Sucks if the bike is your only mode of transportation.
Yeah, it does suck! For 2-1/2 years in College, all I had was my Nighthawk. Riding from Bay Area Blvd. to UH Central sucked *ss during those wet commutes. I remember riding through some nasty storms, but I had no choice since I had to get to class. Back then, rainsuits were . I had those yellow nylon riding suits, which didn't breathe, and you wore over your clothes. It would be like a sauna in there! They never really worked, since the water ran down your helmet, down your neck, and under your suit! And my pants were always wet up to my knees.
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^ I should add that I wouldn't trade those 2-1/2 years. In fact, my dad (who hated the fact that I rode) offered me a car on the 1 condition that I get rid of my bike. Needless to say, I didn't accept his offer. It didn't make any sense anyway, because it's not like I couldn't have just sold my bike to buy myself a cheap car. Plain and simple... having a bike was more important to me, than having a car.
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yeah but did you take your bike inside the Architecture building? Nope. I rode Shola's scooter inside and took it in the elevator up to 2nd year studio about 1 AM! The good old days!
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i'm sure he got home safe. doubt it was his first rodeo in the rain
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All I had was my bike for like a year and a half in college. I had Patrick recommend and order me a A* rainsuit that worked great, and I could roll it up in a helmet bag. It lived in my backpack, which was always with me 'cause I was driving to school, to work, then back to school daily.
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