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    Enough already!

    Can we please get a little sunshine?
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I agree. I had planned to host a ride at Dupont this weekend, but I am probably going to cancel it. We have had more rain than I remember seeing in quite a while.
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    I cancelled a camping trip out in Nantahala.

    This just plain sucks.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Make the most of it.

    Rain is a good thing.

    Today's epic canyoneering trip was hardly epic, thanks to the rain, but you can't win them all.

    Most of Pisgah is a temperate rain forest. Rain is a big part of our climate. It is going to rain sometimes and sometimes it is going to rain a lot and then rain some more and then it is going to start really raining and won't let up for three days.... Deal with it or go elsewhere....

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    I find that kayaking is a great sport in conjunction with mountain biking. You get the best of both worlds.

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    Enough already!

    Please stop trying to console me with forest road. And throwing in mini-canoeing doesn't help either. Guess I could try it: miles of sooty spray in my face then drown in a bloated crik' on my maiden kayak voyage - awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driftwood View Post
    Deal with it or go elsewhere....
    I am dealing with it, doesn't mean I have to like it.


    Quote Originally Posted by tuckernhank View Post
    I find that kayaking is a great sport in conjunction with mountain biking. You get the best of both worlds.
    Might try some paddle boarding this weekend.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swoodbrn View Post
    Please stop trying to console me with forest road. And throwing in mini-canoeing doesn't help either. Guess I could try it: miles of sooty spray in my face then drown in a bloated crik' on my maiden kayak voyage - awesome.
    Right on!
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    Looks like we are finally getting a little releif from all this rain! Going to hit some singletrack tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    Looks like we are finally getting a little releif from all this rain! Going to hit some singletrack tomorrow!
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    Maybe. You might want to head east. From the GSP forecast office:
    THE SHORT TERM MODELS CONTINUE TO INDICATE THAT WESTERN AREAS WILL REMAIN IN THE JUICE...PARTICULARLY THE MTNS OF SOUTHWEST NC. THIS OCCURS AS THE UPPER LOW HALTS ITS WESTWARD DRIFT...AND BEGINS TO MIGRATE BACK TOWARD THE OHIO VALLEY. AS A RESULT...THE NC MTNS MAY WELL SEE AN ADDITIONAL 2-4 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGH THE WEEKEND. OF COURSE...DAILY LOCALIZED AMOUNTS AS HIGH AS 5 INCHES HAVE BEEN RECORDED THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS...AND THIS MAY WELL CONTINUE.

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    The Augusta area has had 6.75" since Sunday and has threatening skies again. FATS is to wet and a few of the other trails are in flood warning areas. I am starting to believe in "Global Wetting"

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    Enough already!

    Quote Originally Posted by driftwood View Post
    Make the most of it.

    Rain is a good thing.

    Today's epic canyoneering trip was hardly epic, thanks to the rain, but you can't win them all.

    Most of Pisgah is a temperate rain forest. Rain is a big part of our climate. It is going to rain sometimes and sometimes it is going to rain a lot and then rain some more and then it is going to start really raining and won't let up for three days.... Deal with it or go elsewhere....

    If you want to ride just stomp out some gravel grinders. Problem solved.
    Yeah, thanks for the weather lesson, but this weather pattern is NOT normal. Of course rain is a good thing, but too much rain is a bad thing. Sunshine is also a good thing. Don't be so pissy. Why do you always take yourself so serious.

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    If I hear one person say "we need the rain" this summer, I am punching them in the mouth.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Enough already!

    Looking at the 10 day forecast it still doesn't look great for next week. This really sucks. I just got a bike and want to ride it.

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    Get up in the morning and ride. It will be wet, but rain is not predicted until late afternoon.
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    I rode my cross bike up Pearson Falls Rd. and around Lake Summit today. Even the road around the lake was so muddy I felt like I was dragging a sled the whole time. Or that could have been my enormous gut. I am doing the Bikestreet ride up to Ceasar's Head tomorrow from Greenville and hoping it dries out enough to ride some trails on Sunday.
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    I kept looking behind my bike for the cinder block I thought my buddies tied to the back. It was ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1ns View Post
    Looking at the 10 day forecast it still doesn't look great for next week. This really sucks. I just got a bike and want to ride it.
    We really do need the rain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjanes View Post
    We really do need the rain...
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    Re: Enough already!

    I think they need it out west way more than we do. Any way to put all this water in a truck and ship it tI AZ?

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    Enough already!

    It's true, we do need it. And you can never have too much, ever. Never, ever too much rain. Everything drinks it. Everything needs it. Let it rain, rain is lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    It's true, we do need it. And you can never have too much, ever. Never, ever too much rain. Everything drinks it. Everything needs it. Let it rain, rain is lovely.
    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    , but too much rain is a bad thing. Sunshine is also a good thing.

    I'm so confused.
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    Enough already!

    I'm currently in a strange, far away place that seems to cause my phone to behave not so smartly. The quotes I'm responding to are not showing up. One of those posts was real. One was in jest. Can you tell which is which?

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    There is no telling with you so I will make no assumptions.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Re: Enough already!

    Quote Originally Posted by swoodbrn View Post
    Please stop trying to console me with forest road.
    +1

    Gravel roads suck bad enough, but wet gravel roads.... they are all yours.

    I love rain. My chain, not so much.

    We have had over 10" of rain this month at my house.
    He/she who works the trails does so in their own image.

    Speed just slows me down...

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    As far as I know Beech mtn is open to ride! You don't even have to pedal uphill in the mud. But if u really want to pedal up there is a road to the top.

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    I am one of those crazy guys that like the climb. It is what gives me the sense of accomplishment when I ride. Even though the pedaling is harder right now, I prefer that over the how sketchy the down hill is. Never been to Beech Mtn but I imagine it is just as sketchy as anything else.
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    Enough already!

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    There is no telling with you so I will make no assumptions.
    Well in that case, let me help you. Rain is good but, too much rain at one time is bad. Sunshine is also good, but too much sunshine is bad. Balance man, it's all about balance.

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    I'm gonna be the first person to finish ORAMM in a god*amn kayak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Well in that case, let me help you. Rain is good but, too much rain at one time is bad. Sunshine is also good, but too much sunshine is bad. Balance man, it's all about balance.
    As much as I crash, it is obvious I don't understand balance.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I'm headed to Boone next week from out in the arid West. Anyone know if Rocky Knob is ridable?

    I'll try to bring some dry weather in tow....

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    [QUOTE=mikeridesabike;10514511]I think they need it out west way more than we do. Any way to put all this water in a truck and ship it tI AZ?

    Send some to Bend OR, we could use it here. Soil is too dry to shape into fun trails.

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    I put my bike on the truck this am hoping for a ride considering yesterday and last night were relatively dry. now, as I read this thread, the thunder begins to roll... damn.

    Oh well, could be worse. Could have no legs. Or no bike, or no job, or no beer. Or live in Somalia. Etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by docter_zab View Post
    Or live in Somalia. Etc...
    or Gary, Indiana.
    Pisgah Area SORBA

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    ... your idea of technical may be much different than other peoples idea of technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry68 View Post
    or Gary, Indiana.
    I have a buddy in Crown Point Indiana and have heard Gary is worse than a 3rd world country. I have lived in bad areas and Gary seems to take the prize.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Well, on the plus side - haven't broke a bone (yet) and I'm gaining winter riding body mass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I have a buddy in Crown Point Indiana and have heard Gary is worse than a 3rd world country. I have lived in bad areas and Gary seems to take the prize.
    Gary is the only place people from Detroit or Somalia can point out and laugh at...
    Pisgah Area SORBA

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    ... your idea of technical may be much different than other peoples idea of technical.

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    Enough already!

    Is there anywhere in the area that its rideable this weekend? Man this rain sucks

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