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    Riding in the rain

    Am I the only one who hates this side of mother nature?

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    You live in Georgia. I thought you folks had gills, down there.

    TN/NC ride coming first week of Aug. For shits and giggles I looked up that area even this early and its, literally, isolated/scattered t-storms every day for months on end.

    What a pisser. (But not unexpected.)

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    I LOVE riding in the rain. I don't like how California drivers behave in the rain, but as far as riding goes, I dig it. Reminds me of being a kid again. Riding through PNW mega piss-storms got my wet riding skills up to snuff.
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    Me too. Knocked out 30 miles on the pedal bike last weekend in the wet...

    https://youtu.be/K94hYkKgWDw
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    I don't like riding on the streets in the rain just because there is so much oil, etc. on the road.....but now when it comes to the track I really don't mind it to be honest! In fact I enjoy it!

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    Depends on the rain. My wife and I road to the Indy GP 09. 500+ Miles 8hrs across I-80 (Iowa) 40 mph crosswinds dealing with hundreds of semis side by side. It f@@king sucked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TL2Bass View Post
    I LOVE riding in the rain. I don't like how California drivers behave in the rain, but as far as riding goes, I dig it. Reminds me of being a kid again. Riding through PNW mega piss-storms got my wet riding skills up to snuff.
    I need these skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellgate View Post
    Me too. Knocked out 30 miles on the pedal bike last weekend in the wet...

    https://youtu.be/K94hYkKgWDw
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by THUNDR View Post
    Depends on the rain. My wife and I road to the Indy GP 09. 500+ Miles 8hrs across I-80 (Iowa) 40 mph crosswinds dealing with hundreds of semis side by side. It f@@king sucked.
    Oh hell no...lol

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    I like riding in the rain, (prefer dry) but sometimes you need to ride when its raining. 3 things, i don't like wind and rain, cold rain is no fun, 12C or less, and you have to have confidence in your tires. PR5s are insanely good.
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    Came from Scotland so riding in the rain was somewhat necessary. Wouldn’t say I enjoyed it but would rather be riding than not.

    Moved to California 5 years ago and think I’ve ridden in rain once when commuting.

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