MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 07-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
lucydad
Senior Member
 
lucydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Houston area
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 855

Experience: 1 year

Bike(s):
2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
2007 Kawasaki EX 500
1971 Honda 175 Scrambler
1967 Honda Mini Trail 50
1966 Honda Super 90






Cool rain rain go away...

MH,

I lost the past week and a half being out of town in NM and CO, so no riding. I come back and Houston has gone into monsoon mode. One of the good parts of last summer's dry weather: no issues riding. , I really would like to get on the Kawa tonight after work. I hope it slacks off a bit. This reminds me again why I want ABS brakes on my next bike. Is anyone riding in this stuff? It looks like the heart of darkness out there right now. Making it worse was watching the last parts of Long Way Around: makes me want to go......if you have not seen this epic story of riding from the U.K. across all of Asia, then across AK and to NYC...rent it, starring Ewan MacGregor and his sidekick Charley and two tough BMWs.

stay dry and safe,

Lucydad
lucydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ready for the rain? Rain suit jimrad Gear Talk 6 08-30-2011 10:39 AM
"Rain Rain Check" 8/16/09 Sunday Morning - *SHNF TRAILS* Dualsport/Motard/Dirtbike PimpDaub Events, Meets and Rides 33 08-17-2009 01:34 PM
RAIN!!!! RACER X Off Topic 12 07-17-2009 11:34 AM
Here comes the rain again... Ulric General Discussion (Moto Related) 44 10-15-2007 10:32 PM
RAIN!!! 50cc chick Off Topic 15 07-22-2006 10:38 PM
Advertisement
Old 07-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
ericlw
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 795












User is banned

.
ericlw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
green600
My PM box is a safe space
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 77045
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 20,547

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1











I hope it rains the rest of the month, and August as well. Too hot outside.....
__________________
Sure, I've been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I'm not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren't as good. That used to be called patriotism.

yeah. I thought it'd be like riding with a condescending rossi.
green600 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
xtelevisionset
Think Fast
 
xtelevisionset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 763

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki GS500 2002









I could never trust abs.

I think it's safer knowing when your tire slips rather than completely squeezing the lever.

I've got a broken jaw so I'm back in the truck right now. I dunno I like riding and driving in the wet.

Got to the empty employee parking lot this morning and couldn't resist sliding my truck around.
xtelevisionset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
chevy42083
Senior Member
 
chevy42083's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Katy
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,932

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
'09 XB12scg
'07 650r Stolen/recovered








I'm riding still.
Not my favorite, but not freaking out either.

Just hoping this downpour power washes the bugs from saturday and the rain muck from sunday off of the bike.

Glad I washed the visor with RainX last night

Kind of expecting another one of these afternoon commutes...
__________________
-Duane
chevy42083 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 02:10 PM   #6
Senator
Dude....Seriously?
 
Senator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Washington Ave.
Feedback Rating: (17)
Posts: 5,101

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
Ducati S2R1000
2006 R6 (sold)
2004 R6 (sold)
97 zx6r (sold)






Quote:
Originally Posted by ericlw View Post
everyone complains about last summer and no rain. now we get it and people still complain.
I live in a loft and therefore have no yard. I did not complain for one second last summer about the lack of rain. Riding whenever, only had to wash the cash 1-2 times a month, commutes to work were normal.

Now it's like Seattle, waiting for the suicides to start hitting the news...
__________________
Bill N.
Senator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 02:51 PM   #7
jetcycles
DRIVEN BY ANGER
 
jetcycles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ShoreAcres
Feedback Rating: (15)
Posts: 12,316

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
1950 Chevy Deluxe
1980 Honda CT70
1987 Kawasaki 650SX
1996 Honda Z50



I'm digging the rain...my landscaping is loving it. I never did mind riding in the rain though.
__________________
I understand the consequences of my actions prior to engaging in those actions. . .there are certain situations in life where the risk is totally worth the reward.
jetcycles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 03:36 PM   #8
urbanXJ
erect engorged member
 
urbanXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16,796

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Versys









Quote:
Originally Posted by lucydad View Post
MH,

I lost the past week and a half being out of town in NM and CO, so no riding. I come back and Houston has gone into monsoon mode. One of the good parts of last summer's dry weather: no issues riding. , I really would like to get on the Kawa tonight after work. I hope it slacks off a bit. This reminds me again why I want ABS brakes on my next bike. Is anyone riding in this stuff? It looks like the heart of darkness out there right now. Making it worse was watching the last parts of Long Way Around: makes me want to go......if you have not seen this epic story of riding from the U.K. across all of Asia, then across AK and to NYC...rent it, starring Ewan MacGregor and his sidekick Charley and two tough BMWs.

stay dry and safe,

Lucydad
You should read Jupiters Travels. The guy did 50k somthing miles around the world, took him 4 years. NO SUPPORT CREW.

It was a great read.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gixxerbill View Post
"... I say the govt puts something in the water that sterilizes all women..."
urbanXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #9
lucydad
Senior Member
 
lucydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Houston area
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 855

Experience: 1 year

Bike(s):
2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
2007 Kawasaki EX 500
1971 Honda 175 Scrambler
1967 Honda Mini Trail 50
1966 Honda Super 90






UrbanXJ,

Thanks for the tip on Jupiters Travels...will do. I put "The Long Way Down" on netflix queue--MacGregor ride from UK to South Africa. They go through Tunisia (used to live there) and Libya (worked there), so it should be interesting. Long distance riding is starting to intrigue me.
lucydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #10
Bazzy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Downtown
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 356

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
'02 KTM Duke II









I got lucky this morning and evening. No rain on the commute but I did have to hang around the office during lunch cause it was coming down hard
Bazzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #11
jptshadow
slow down~ fellas
 
jptshadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 288 & 610
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 804

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
FZ1 & TMax (current)
TL1000R (stolen)
GSX400R (stolen)
RGV250 (stolen)
Fuzzy 150 (impounded by dad)

Member Garage





Love riding, but we could use some rain. (last summer was )
__________________
Contacts don't cause problems; you do
jptshadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #12
alexb0i
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 84

Experience: 4-8 months











Quote:
Originally Posted by chevy42083 View Post
I'm riding still.
Not my favorite, but not freaking out either.

Just hoping this downpour power washes the bugs from saturday and the rain muck from sunday off of the bike.

Glad I washed the visor with RainX last night

Kind of expecting another one of these afternoon commutes...
How do you do it in this weather!?
alexb0i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #13
cuong-nutz
Resident 250 guru
 
cuong-nutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Feedback Rating: (9)
Posts: 4,622

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
Ninjer 250









Quote:
Originally Posted by alexb0i View Post
How do you do it in this weather!?
you just do it.
__________________
250cc's of pure Nutz
Ninjette Stunt Life Stunt Ride
cuong-nutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 12:15 PM   #14
Phiber
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 416

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
2010 Ducati Streetfighter S
2009 Ninja 250








Quote:
Originally Posted by cuong-nutz View Post
you just do it.
^This.

Do you guys melt? I mean really, the only time I don't like riding in the rain is when I am on my way *to* work. I could give a less about the ride home.
Phiber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:38 PM   #15
xtelevisionset
Think Fast
 
xtelevisionset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 763

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki GS500 2002









If you're wearing full gear the only thing that gets wet is your jacket. Everything will be dry or damp underneath.

Shin guards and jeans will even keep you dry. The speed is too fast for your thighs to get wet.
xtelevisionset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #16
x-ray
CMRA #228
 
x-ray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NW Houston (Jersey Village area)
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 1,085

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2015 KTM Super Adventure
2007 SV650S (My track toy)
07 CRF230F
2006 VFR800a (sold - covered a lot of miles)
04 Honda 599 (sold)



Quote:
Originally Posted by Phiber View Post
I mean really, the only time I don't like riding in the rain is when I am on my way *to* work. I could give a less about the ride home.
That's my idea too. I have plenty of dry clothes at home.
__________________
Sloan - Iron # 42900
2015 KTM Super Adventure
07 Suzuki SV650s - CMRA #228
x-ray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 01:52 PM   #17
m0t0b1t
Member
 
m0t0b1t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 29

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 4











I am riding as well, full waterproof gear but it gets muggy sometimes. I ride rain or shine, 28F to 108F.. as the poster above said, you just do it.
m0t0b1t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #18
chevy42083
Senior Member
 
chevy42083's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Katy
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,932

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
'09 XB12scg
'07 650r Stolen/recovered








Quote:
Originally Posted by xtelevisionset View Post
If you're wearing full gear the only thing that gets wet is your jacket. Everything will be dry or damp underneath.

Shin guards and jeans will even keep you dry. The speed is too fast for your thighs to get wet.
Your textile jacket must be more waterproof than mine... ignore the fact that I was wearing mesh that day.... I could feel each raindrop when it started

The shin gaurds are nice... until you can feel the water rolling down the inside of them
__________________
-Duane
chevy42083 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #19
Bazzy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Downtown
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 356

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
'02 KTM Duke II









The worst part is when the rain finally reaches your and you can feel is just creep down into your boots
Bazzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 02:35 PM   #20
AYEELE
Yeah i can get it up
 
AYEELE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: houston
Feedback Rating: (7)
Posts: 3,089

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
08 1000rr
silver 04 r6(stunt)
Black 03 600rr(sold)
White and pink 06 r6






looks like no sunlight till next thursday.. dam
__________________
AYEELE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy