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    Current socal resident, former NW resident (east side of WA), looking at a job in Portland area. My question is this...how many days do you get in the Portland area where it is just raining too hard to ride? I know rain is frequent in the winter/spring, but is it mostly light and off/on? I did really enjoy the Siouxan trail a couple weeks ago when I was up there...is that one pretty much rideable all yr?

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    It's never raining too hard to ride, rain is frequent in western Oregon from September to July, mostly on most of the year, though thanks to global warm it's warmer rain than it use to be.
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    The rain doesn't bother me; the mud is kind of a pain in the butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronbo613
    The rain doesn't bother me; the mud is kind of a pain in the butt.
    You need better fenders

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    down here in socal we got lotsa sandy and decomposed granite trails that hold up pretty well to rain...u guys got any trails with similar properties?

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    Days it is raining too hard to ride? Depends on the quality of your raingear and your tolerance for rain, I suppose. The answer in my case is damn few. Maybe 10 days all winter where it's absolutely pouring down rain and miserable.

    Remember, for the most part NW westside rain is NOT like SoCal rain. Down there, when it rains it's a deluge and all hell breaks loose. We do have rain like that on occasion, but most of the time it's a moderate drizzle or even a light mist.
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    Oh, man

    If you don't like rain or chilly weather PDX is tough. I rarely ride in rain because it is not a lot of fun. I usually can find a break in the rain to get a ride in during the week. The rain isn't as much of a problem as the aforementioned muddy trails. I would recommend a ski hobby or gym membership in December, January, and typically February. It just gets too gunky to ride--in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirsam84
    Current socal resident, former NW resident (east side of WA), looking at a job in Portland area. My question is this...how many days do you get in the Portland area where it is just raining too hard to ride? I know rain is frequent in the winter/spring, but is it mostly light and off/on? I did really enjoy the Siouxan trail a couple weeks ago when I was up there...is that one pretty much rideable all yr?
    that is unridable, if ever. Mud can be removed with a garden hose.
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    When its raining too hard to go mountain biking just hop on your cyclocross bike and get a ride in at Forest Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tymelero
    When its raining too hard to go mountain biking just hop on your cyclocross bike and get a ride in at Forest Park.
    I don't know...this is a ride on Leif Erikson one rainy October day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412
    I don't know...this is a ride on Leif Erikson one rainy October day.


    looks good to me

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    that's what I'm talking about!

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    Half of that "mud" on there is dog turds...
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