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Oh come on - July 19, 2018, 05:01 PM

What is this crap... its july in dc, not spring in Portland


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don't let a little bit of rain stop you from riding
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don't let a little bit of rain stop you from riding

I know I know, but I literaly just put michelins RS tracks on there for my rubbers, and I have this fear its gonna downpour mid ride and Im gonna eat shit.


I perfer not to eat shit... its very low on my "to-do" list.

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pssst. you can ride around them using a weather app that allows you to view radar. I do it all the time.


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pssst. you can ride around them using a weather app that allows you to view radar. I do it all the time.
ride around the rain huh lol, are you being serious right now?
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July 20, 2018, 06:40 AM

Thunderstorms and lots of rain are pretty typical around here for summer.
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ride around the rain huh lol, are you being serious right now?



It's scattered thunderstorms. You can track track those pretty easily. I mean look for splotches and go the other way. Unless it's a giant statewide wave of them of course.


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Yeah that's the DC area in the summer hot humid and a chance of getting drenched everyday. It's like Florida but without the beaches, palm trees, people eating your face off. But only for 2-3 months in the summer. Rest of the time the weather is shitty.


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Chances are, it's only going to rain for a few hours or less. That's the VA way. One minute it's nice and sunny with birds chirping and WHAM all of a sudden it's dark and raining side ways for about 30 mins, followed by more sunshine.
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July 20, 2018, 02:45 PM

Good aero, less wet.


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Good aero, less wet.
I know your right here, but looking at a tire with very little mechanical grip still scares me when thinking about riding in wet conditions.
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Unless you're running slicks you should be ok. I've used bunches of track tires on the road and in the rain. They work fine.
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165 mph on GPS in the sleet. Bike spins thru 4th.


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Yeah I am old enough to know better. Thing is, I just don't care.

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It's scattered thunderstorms. You can track track those pretty easily. I mean look for splotches and go the other way. Unless it's a giant statewide wave of them of course.

Maps/radars etc aren't always accurate. Plus if you have to go to a certain plain, not sure if you can swerve around rain in the path to get there. If you're just out willy nilly riding for joy, then maybe.

But I've seen rain when its not on radar. Plus you're riding a motorcycle. Not the best thing to do to be checking your phone every 5min trying to avoid rain. One needs to decide to either ride in the rain, or just stay home
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