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    Rained-OUT Passion

    Sheesh. At this point, its going to be October before the local trails here in central NC dry out enough to ride. It's time to breakout the skinny bike and a windbreaker and just go ride.
    Anyone else rained out this year?

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    Screw that, I'm going on a renegade mud bogging session! I can't possibly do more damage to the trail than this flood has.

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    I road ride in the summers anyway so the daily deluge doesn't impact my riding much.

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    Yep, Kingdom Trails in East Burke VT are overflowing with water. Some puddles are so deep that the bike is up to the chain with water (even on a 29er). At other places, minor streams are so deep that in order to not dampen the rotors riders have to find places to ford the streams.
    This summer has gotten so much rain it is crazy At least mud riding is fun
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    It's been raining since noon today here in SOFLO, no riding today and probably a washout for tomorrow at this point...sucks.
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    Rain everyday for the last 3 weeks at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOKEM View Post
    Sheesh. At this point, its going to be October before the local trails here in central NC dry out enough to ride. It's time to breakout the skinny bike and a windbreaker and just go ride.
    Anyone else rained out this year?
    The trails up the road from you here in Virginia are an utter mess. We lucked out and had a few dry consecutive dry days last week, but even then the trails were still wet (due to all the rain and the soupy atmosphere) and tracked out big time. I ended up riding at about 60% speed yet still had several falls, which is rare for me. Some low lying sections looked like giant mud pits--among the worst I've ever seen.

    The good news is a high pressure system is working our way as we speak, and things should begin drying out starting today. The bad news is another low pressure system will sink in from the north later in the week, with more cooler/wetter weather next weekend and into next week.

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    Road trip! Put the bike on the rack and point the car west.... drought season out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roanoke4 View Post
    The good news is a high pressure system is working our way as we speak.
    This has been the weirdest weather swap ever; you have our hot dry weather and I woke up to the best sound ever this morning -- rain -- your rain.
    We're in extended drought in Central Texas so every drop helps.
    It will be hella hot & humid once the clouds clear off, but these last few days of rain and relative cool have been an amazing respite from 100+.
    Hope things got dry enough for you to ride.

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    Rained-OUT Passion

    July rain is usually pretty minimal here, but we've had a bunch so far. Today was biblical. Hopefully it keeps the fire season in check.
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    Rains heavy here every afternoon and evening. The rained out passion has been fueling my night roadbike passion. I need the road fitness anyway.

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    HOOKEM- Tell me about it, Brevard area has been hammered too. Week before last we had 11.25" in one week!!!
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