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    darn rain

    all dressed up, camelbak full, flat tire fixed and nowhere to go. the whole state is under water.

    anyone else as happy as i am?
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    Yes

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    How fast will DC drain? It looks like it is clearing up in that area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZBob
    How fast will DC drain? It looks like it is clearing up in that area...
    it drains pretty well. i was thinking of going there now. i am slow but would like some company.
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    I'm planning a coast-to-coast at a decent pace for the distance and my ability, which is better than average XC, but not close to a podium finisher. Ahh.... muggy, muddy miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZBob
    I'm planning a coast-to-coast at a decent pace for the distance and my ability, which is better than average XC, but not close to a podium finisher. Ahh.... muggy, muddy miles
    Don't do it Kaboose.....he's being modest about his speed. I think he only stays back with me when he's trying to keep his heart rate down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboose
    all dressed up, camelbak full, flat tire fixed and nowhere to go. the whole state is under water.

    anyone else as happy as i am?
    Wha'chu talkin' 'bout Willis? Rain is glorious! I love the clouds. However, the humidity I could do without.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_FLMB
    Wha'chu talkin' 'bout Willis? Rain is glorious! I love the clouds. However, the humidity I could do without.
    Deal with it Sallie!
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    I rode this morning and the rain was not a problem. Like said before, the humidity sucked but it's better than 105 and bright sun at 8 am .

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    Just got back from a great ride on DC...trails were ridiculously tacky!

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    Yeppers, DC was super-velcro dis morning. And railing down from the helipad was a hoot!

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    SOMO was in great shape!!!

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    Rode Hawes this morning at 8:30am. Saw a couple of others out there enjoying the tacky dirt.

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    Woke up at 3AM to head up to do BCT from the BB trail head. Heard the pouring rain then went back to sleep. Laid there for a while and thought, wait, this is AZ in the summer...the rain should be fairly localized...checked the radar and sure enough, no rain happening between Anthem and Cordes Junction. Headed up there and got in a great 27 mile ride. Went south from the trail head to the jeep road, turned around and rode back to the end of trail at hidden treasure... That additional elevation and cloud cover kept it REALLY nice. Only bad thing is the trail is getting overgrown in cat claw...I think I lost a quart of blood from my shins. Take the shin guards if you go....
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    all was not lost. i did a solo 17 mile ride in the muggy but "cool" desert. the trails were soggy in places - and i did ride thru the puddles - but nice overall. my poor clean bike is another story, but like tim said, i'll suckkit up!
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    I smell a puddle debate coming along

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    At 5:30 this morning, up the first new trail to the west of Telegraph Pass, across National to drop Ranger, out to the end of Bajada, over the connector to pick up Gila. Started and ended by the Kingdom Hall, only two hikers on the way in and one jogger on the way out, had the place to myself.
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    Nice shots! I heard some rain at 3AM and scrapped plans for a 5AM ride and slept in. Then at 8AM my outdoor thermometer showed 84F. So I did a 3-hr 18-mile ride in the lower McDowells. Only saw one other rider and a few hikers. Then it poured pretty good after lunch. Now the thermometer shows 82F outside! I'm gonna check out PMP.

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    Super ride on Bug Spring/Prison Camp on Mt Lemmon today. Creek crossings, tacky soil, temps low to high 70's. Incredible day for July. Didn't even have to carry water for the dog, there was plenty.
    I LOVE THE RAIN!
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    DC to Telegraph to National was fun today. Humidity kicked my butt but when we got up top, it was actually almost chilly when the wind picked up ! Tacky trails with a few puddles on National.

    Ran into u2metoo on DC. Great to meet you Sam !

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    For all who didnt get enough of the great weather this am. Come n join a few of us at somo parking (48th and Guad) tomorrow (sunday aug 1st). To head up javalina to mormon to national with optional turnaround or keep on going and brave the waterfall....not!

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    Took the new Monocog 29er this morning for its first "big" mileage day. DC, Secret, Corona, DC back to ramadas then some East Loop action. Did 15 miles and stayed out till about 10. Beautiful! Originally planned to only go to the tank and back but I couldn't help myself because of the weather. It was amazing. Loving the Monocog. Can't wait to take it out again. It's already been three days in a row!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri-girl
    For all who didnt get enough of the great weather this am. Come n join a few of us at somo parking (48th and Guad) tomorrow (sunday aug 1st). To head up javalina to mormon to national with optional turnaround or keep on going and brave the waterfall....not!
    Since you are trying to threadjack Caboose's rain thread, then you HAVE to do the waterfall tomorrow.
    Don't worry Caboose, I will hold her to it !

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    Rode from 7th street and Thunderbird to DD and back. Trail conditions were GREAT. Warmed up a little around 10am, but its JULY!!!!!!!! .............Drew

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    Had an awsome ride at Estrella this morning starting around 6:00am. Long Loop, Tech Loop, and the Jr. Loop....off the trail by 8:00am...never got over 80 degrees, had a nice little breeze and couple light sprinkles.

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    I rode to the grocer and bought beer today....I was hungover.....so I did not get out until 230....the weather was swampy....91 degrees...DC style humidity......by the time I got back, I was no longer hungover.......I did not take pics....I will not blog about the gnar I experienced which include the enormous volume of perspiration expended; the lovely sights of canal riding in east mesa; staring at carp eating trash in the canal; bending over a grassy area in a housing development, leaning against a mesquite tree, and trying not to puke in front of the lovely couple with their multiple young kids taking glamor shots in front of the fake waterfall.....but I digress.

    I will, however, tout the 3 oil can's of Foster Premium ale I picked up for only $6

    Monsoon riding rules!

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    I had a soggy ride at McDowell, probably one of the best rides I've had in a while in AZ. Nice and cool. Being soaked made it all the better!

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    I just got back from the east coast. Dry, dusty, and 100 in Jersey and here it is muggy, buggy, and wet. Go figure
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    Awesome wet rainy day in the pinals everyone got covered head to toe in mud or dirt and sand at least once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwork
    Awesome wet rainy day in the pinals everyone got covered head to toe in mud or dirt and sand at least once.

    Effing awesome pic!!!!!!!! I can't decide if ET or the Ewok's are going to pop out and attack you......

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    Too risky to head up to Flagstaff in the AM and find some riding in between rain showers?

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    @Linoleum: Nah.....but given recent weather patterns.....plan to get off of the high ridges by 11-12. Bring rain gear like you're riding the PNW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenobite39
    DC to Telegraph to National was fun today. Humidity kicked my butt but when we got up top, it was actually almost chilly when the wind picked up ! Tacky trails with a few puddles on National.

    Ran into u2metoo on DC. Great to meet you Sam !
    Good to see y'all too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    Effing awesome pic!!!!!!!! I can't decide if ET or the Ewok's are going to pop out and attack you......
    here you can see the storm troopers chasing luke

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    Nice pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenobite39
    Since you are trying to threadjack Caboose's rain thread, then you HAVE to do the waterfall tomorrow.
    Don't worry Caboose, I will hold her to it !
    hahaha, i think her route is punishment enuff...but what the heck, getter!!

    i enjoyed reading y'alls succesful, though muggy, escapades.
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    Fisher point was pretty slimy today. My first clue was the drizzle/rain the entire drive to Flag this morning! Fun switch from hot gravel.....
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    Friday 7-30-10....

    ..... it poured (monsoon style) at Bootleg Canyon 30 minutes before we got there..... it was still 91f but the rainy conditions made for a nice change

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    McDowells were a real treat this morning. Saw one other mtb rider, 3 roadies, a dozen hikers, 1 mule deer from 20 feet away. Cloudy but very nice temps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    I rode to the grocer and bought beer today....I was hungover.....so I did not get out until 230....the weather was swampy....91 degrees...DC style humidity......by the time I got back, I was no longer hungover.......I did not take pics....I will not blog about the gnar I experienced which include the enormous volume of perspiration expended; the lovely sights of canal riding in east mesa; staring at carp eating trash in the canal; bending over a grassy area in a housing development, leaning against a mesquite tree, and trying not to puke in front of the lovely couple with their multiple young kids taking glamor shots in front of the fake waterfall.....but I digress.

    I will, however, tout the 3 oil can's of Foster Premium ale I picked up for only $6

    Monsoon riding rules!
    Best post in this whole thread IMO lol. Started a ride at 2PM today on T100 in light rain. In August? How cool is that? We all gotta be thankful with this treat. Stokeness indeed.

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