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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....

    If you want to ride just stomp out some gravel grinders. Problem solved.
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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.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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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, NOT YOURS.

    Speed just slows me down...

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