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View Poll Results: Rain or Shine?
If there's a cloud in the sky, you won't see me on two wheels, buddy. 17 10.00%
I prefer not to leave when it's raining, but if I get caught in it, oh well. 117 68.82%
I don't give a about rain and regularly go for rides rain or shine. 32 18.82%
Showers? Yes! But only if they are golden! 4 2.35%
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:02 PM   #21
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Scattered showers is ok but getting caught in heavy rain is the suck. Hard to dry out the leather jacket
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:07 PM   #22
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Fair weather buddy. I aint waddin my up when I can't even go fast.
I have enough trouble when it's 75 and sunny. lol
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:20 PM   #23
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All weather, hot, cold, rain, fog etc....

I really have second thoughts leaving at 5 am when it's raining and 40*F or
less but other then that I'm fair game.

Remember that hella storm that came through Houston about a month and
change ago around 7:30 - 8:00 PM....

I worked late and everyone thought I was crazy taking my scooter home.

Screw it, I'll dry out.

Of corse I was starting to have second thoughts on 517 in the middle of
nowhere with a steady 45mph side wind and rain so hard I could only see
50' or so. Never got over 40 mph all the way home. BUT, when I made it
home I was thinking... bunch a ...

(Plus when you show up or leave work in the middle of a tornado it gives
most of your fellow employees pause at the thought that you may actually
be psychotic)



Seriously though, I actually enjoy riding in the rain more then in the dry.
It keeps my mind occupied.
Yeah. I'm always getting these type of reactions at work. I love the attention.

I don't get these guys. "It's too cold" "It's too hot" "Looks like it's gonna rain" When do these guys ever ride?
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:26 PM   #24
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I used to ride no matter the weather, but cleaning the bike got old REAL QUICK. Now I'll ride every once in a while in the rain, but it's not really my favorite.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:19 AM   #25
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I am 100% fair weather rider! I am not riding in the rain or when it is cold. I don't mind riding in the heat though. Riding is a hobby and if I am not enjoying myself then I am not riding.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:25 AM   #26
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i'd rather avoid the rain...but have been caught a time or ten in it...even did my MSF and half a trackday in steady pouring rain...being cold and wet sux, but the worst part is def the aftermath of riding in the rain...the leathers are wet, they bleed onto your skin and the bike gets water spots all over it...but suprisingly, there is still plenty of traction there for cornering...braking is another story though.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:10 AM   #27
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Houston drivers can barely drive when the street is dry, much less any moisture on the road.
Agreed. I usually check the weather the night before I plan to ride. Anything over 40% and I'd probably take the car
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:37 PM   #28
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I'm with you Racer997.....my bike is for pure recreation. If I get caught in the rain, oh well. But for the most part, if it looks probable that I will get caught in the rain, I don't ride. After my rides, only takes me a few short minutes to get my bike all nice and shiny, ready for the next ride. And that's how I like it, I don't want to be a slave to my bike cleaning off all that road grime when the roads get wet.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:07 PM   #29
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I always check weather conditions on a daily basis.


If there are clouds, I generally don't chance it and just take the car. My bike isn't going anywhere, so I will ride when the weather is nicer.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:07 AM   #30
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Fair weather. I know when I see people ride when its 45 degrees out, or in the pouring rain I think they are either retarded or poor. My bike isn't my only vehicle, so when the weather is bad I drive something that has shelter. Same with winter, 45 degrees? No thanks.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:54 AM   #31
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Fair weather. I know when I see people ride when its 45 degrees out, or in the pouring rain I think they are either retarded or poor. My bike isn't my only vehicle, so when the weather is bad I drive something that has shelter. Same with winter, 45 degrees? No thanks.
You call that winter?
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:23 AM   #32
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I think they are either retarded or poor. .
Thats kinda harsh isn't it. Some people may just enjoy the fu$k out of
riding and embrace the weather as a personal challenge from .

(of corse that may be the sign of being a poor, retarded too...)

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Old 05-24-2009, 07:49 AM   #33
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You call that winter?
Yeah really. I can do 45 degrees all day.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:58 AM   #34
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I try not to ride in the rain, because the water shorts out circuits on my 33 yr old CB750.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:53 AM   #35
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Rain and cold Sux

I got caught in the rain yesrerday, pulled over in a stop and rob on bellfort and 45 and waited it out (20 mins) then on to the Taco House. Bike got the worst of it.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:40 AM   #36
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I bought my bike in november in Tulsa. I put 2500miles on it in 2 months, the highest the temp got up to was 50. Rain, snow and temps down to 25. When I get done with the ride, I feel invincible.. while im snuggled next to the fire with some hot cocoa.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:47 AM   #37
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Rode back out here to Bandera on Saturday and it rained the whole way
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:51 AM   #38
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When I had my bike for primary transportation, I rode in the rain, snow and even been caught in hail. I rode in temps ranging from the teens to over 100. I am not interested in dealing with that anymore. If I get caught out in the rain, it isn't the end of the world but I won't go out knowing that it is going to rain.

It isn't worth it and I don't enjoy it. Crappy weather means I will be in the truck.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:24 PM   #39
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if i'm already out and it starts raining its fine, nothing i can do about it. if it already has been raining and roads are wet, i'll take the cage.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:33 PM   #40
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im a fair weather and i dont care who knows it i meann sure i willgo out in the rain if neede but its dangerous and im nott gonna risk it just so someone wont call me names lol but i mean i have been cought a few times in the rain and its def not fun so im just gonna stick to sunny days my friend....

(i can do cold just not rain)
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