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    thanks mother nature

    so i have been stoked to get out on the trail this morning, keeping an eye on the weather (was looking good for today, and did the entire week). had a plan to start early, got sorted and woke up to pouring rain!! ... never have i felt so disappointed.. been looking forward to this for weeks and now we can't go ... it's supposed to rain all effing week!!!! anyway, guess it's back to bed .. nothing else to do

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    Well, it might not be much consolation but it's supposed to maybe clear up around lunch time.

    Since the weather can often be so crappy for long stretches at this time of year, I have a mental library of rainy day rides I can use to keep me motivated. I just throw some fenders on the 'cross bike and poke around all the rural forest roads I avoid in the Summer.

    It may not be singletrack but it's better than nothing!
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    'Joyride' is the answer to your rainy day blues
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    hehe, thanks guys .. yeah it sucks, been looking forward to killin it,booked days off, blah blah .. the cycling club doesn't like it when we ride the trails when they are wet, so out of respect, of course .. just sucks, now it's beautiful out .. let's see what tomorrow brings


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    I'd say mother nature gave us a pretty awesome summer this year. We'll have to remember that when writing fall / winter weather rants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    I'd say mother nature gave us a pretty awesome summer this year. We'll have to remember that when writing fall / winter weather rants.
    please don't get me wrong, we had an awesome summer. one i will remember as being on of the best in years ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    I'd say mother nature gave us a pretty awesome summer this year. We'll have to remember that when writing fall / winter weather rants.
    Pfft, that was just payback for a completely gross Spring!
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    Awesome is all in perspective. July was BRUTAL for an overheating pregnant lady! Don't half mind the weather now.

    And yes, Joyride is a darn good answer for icky weather. That and exploring back roads.

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    HTFU.. rinse....repeat. With a side of Suck It Up, Buttercup.

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    If it stays nice for a day or so after it rains hard then Puslinch are my trails of choice. The Hydrocut won't be dried out for another couple of days - especially on the Glasgow side.

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    True to my word, I did go on one of my "I'll do that on a rainy day" rides just now. Using Google Earth, I'd found a road allowance I was always curious about. Sure enough, there it was and other than a *little* mud and a couple fist-fulls of burrs on my socks, I had a great little adventure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    I'd say mother nature gave us a pretty awesome summer this year. We'll have to remember that when writing fall / winter weather rants.
    I would just like to say the weather for me has been mediocre. Blue Mountain was late opening because it was so wet, and many weekends have been rained out. I can't get there thru the week, so its made for a bit of a crap riding season for me. This is the last weekend for Blue and I am praying (it's suppose to be) it's gonna be nice!!!!!! I've already booked my hotel! haha
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    The weather in ON has been off the charts good lately, can't wait for the weekend!

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