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    Worst weather ever GRRRRRR

    I don't know about anyone else but here is SW Ontario it's been a rain, rain, rain summer so far. I have 5 days off and planned to ride my ass off and it's been rain, rain and more rain with a little rain tossed in on the side. I haven't been on my bike in 5 days and its looking like the next 4 days are still rain. This is really depressing to say the least, getting totally bummed out. The trails are getting really damaged this year from all this rain, people are still riding them when they are just to wet.

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    I'm on the other side of the lake in Western PA and having the same problem hopefully we have a dryer summer and fall to make up for the cold wet spring
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    Turkey Point is always a good option...

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    Same in Alberta. Worse, actually.

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    Even here, in Maryland, it was bad week...thunderstorms every afternoon with heavy rains...

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    Same in Vermont. All trails are closed. Been raining for the better part of June. No sign of letting up for the next week. Lame.

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    Are you guys in Ontario, Alberta & New England able ride during the winter?

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    Totally!!!! I just got back from Italy for three weeks, sun and dry air...coming home was really tough and depressing! At lease I jump into the Mediterranean Sea, near Portofino, for four days!!!

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    Iowa. The Mississippi River has flooded 4 times already this year. The river nearest to me (Wapsipinicon) was in flood stage for weeks, settled back down into its banks for 2 days, and is in flood stage again. It has been relentless. Other MTBers around here have said they rode more in Dec-Mar than in the months since, myself included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racnad View Post
    Are you guys in Ontario, Alberta & New England able ride during the winter?
    Of course! Just have to ride in the snow!

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    South Florida too, rain rain rain. It happens every summer but this one seems different, usually it just rains in the afternoon so ya get out there early...not this year.
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    Here in Central VT, today and yesterday have not been half bad for riding, the mornings have been rainy, but by the afternoon, the sun comes right out of the clouds. Hope it doesn't rain all weekend and next week like the forecast says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irongrave View Post
    I'm on the other side of the lake in Western PA and having the same problem hopefully we have a dryer summer and fall to make up for the cold wet spring
    Don't you guys have a few rocks to ride on there?
    Get your rain coat and go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Todd- View Post
    Turkey Point is always a good option...
    Going there Sunday if it stops raining. Not my closest trail but at least on the south side it should be dry enough to ride. My normal trails, Fanshawe, Wildwood and Dalewood are a mess.

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    And here I am in Texas, where the sun is shining and trails are open all year long...

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    In New Mexico its so dry that most of our forests are off limits to anyone!!!

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    New York state broke their all time June precipitation record. Trails are actually remarkably dry though.
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    Re: Worst weather ever GRRRRRR

    Western Pa has been getting a good amount of rain but some sun as well. However, the soil has a high clay content so basically unrideable right now.
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    Woodland, the Grand State of Confusion, it hit 102 today. Then, up to 108 for the rest of the week and HUMID! Like back east on a hot day. A very hot day. No rides after 10:00 here for the next week or so. So, it's ride the county roads tomorrow morning, then hide indoors again.

    A little rain would be great here if you can spare some.

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    VT will have a mostly sunny weekend after raining for nearly a week.

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    same problem here in Indiana. Really getting old fast!
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    I'm sure the folks in Phoenix wouldn't mind a bit of your weather:
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    Worst weather ever GRRRRRR

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    I'm sure the folks in Phoenix wouldn't mind a bit of your weather:
    At least you can ride in that weather. Dry heat and all.
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    Send it here to Arkansas, our weather looks a lot like Phoenix right now,.. where im at its been about a month since any rain, rocking around 100 degrees each day and humidity in the 70% range

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    In Calgary most of the riding areas west of the city are closed due to bridge wash outs. By the third of June we had already received twice the normal amount of rain for the entire month. Severe flooding in many areas with lots of trail damage. That it's a small problem compared to all the people who lost homes.

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    Just about perfect here in Colorado at the moment. We've been getting some light but much needed rain. Trails are hero dirt and the flowers are out and the grass long. Makes a fine change from dust and brown.

    Just rode this evening. 70F, low humidity, tacky dirt. Couldn't have been a better night ride.

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    Northern De / SE Pa - Same here...

    Just when I was really getting into the groove on the bike after a cold and wet Spring, this shitty Summer weather started... Strong TStorms every day for the past 10 Days, Creeks over flowing, Flash flooding, Tornados tearing Trees down, etc... You name it,... Most of our trail sytems are nearly destroyed and water logged.... Bike has been in he stand now for almost 2 Weeks and even worse having off the next few days and the trails still may not being rideable is really beginning to wear on me..

    Never been into road riding and ont have a road bike so that's out.. Even if I did decide to pick a fight with the wife by buying a road bike I am not so sure I would use it all that much... It's just not my thing..

    Maybe I'll just go do an Urban ride this afternoon...

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    It just began to get nice here in VT, and then we got massive humidity. why can't the weather ever be perfect these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    why can't the weather ever be perfect these days?
    It's perfect for someone, somewhere.

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    Well rain rain and more rain, what a ****ed summer. Think I will road ride tonight, like I have a choice, this summer is depressing.
    Guess I am doing Turkey Point this weekend, seems the only place that can handle all this rain, local trails are just a mud bath. Took me 2 hrs to clean my bike after last weekends ride.

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    Yup rain every day here for the last two weeks. Even if it does stop long enough to get a ride in its so muddy that its not worth it. Doesnt stop the local horse riders from going out & tearing the s**t out of the singletrack though
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    A little toasty here in Vegas. It was between 113 and 117 all week last week but now it's down to a refreshing 108 today. Anything under 110 is OK riding weather for me, above that is a bit uncomfortable, but still doable. Actuallly supposed to be around 100 tomorrow. Humidity isn't a real issue though. The other day it was 1% relative humidity. Now that's dry. You could feel all the water being sucked right out of your body. Hydrate or die...no joke. Our ANNUAL rainfall is normally less than 4 inches.

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    It was 90° with 67% humidity (77° dew point) yesterday. I stood outside for 10 minutes and that was enough to completely soak everything I was wearing in sweat. Evaporative cooling fail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgw2jr View Post
    It was 90° with 67% humidity (77° dew point) yesterday. I stood outside for 10 minutes and that was enough to completely soak everything I was wearing in sweat. Evaporative cooling fail!
    Yeah. I was in Texas a few weeks ago and it was 90 degrees and 85% humidity. NASTY. Wet and sweaty all the time. At least natures swamp cooler works here where it's so dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palerider View Post
    In New Mexico its so dry that most of our forests are off limits to anyone!!!
    Just got back from Albuquerque and all I could ride were the Foothills and White Mesa. Cant complain as the temps were much cooler than Phoenix.

    I come to realize that rain just sucks in general. When it rains it sucks. When it doesnt rain it sucks. Too little or too much all sucks. Here in Phoenix we are in a dought (which sucks) but when it does rain it causes the desert to bloom in the spring. But this sucks because it means brutal wildfire season in the summer which sucks. The thing is we live in a desert so it isnt supposed to rain much but it needs too which sucks or doesnt it??? Im so confused now.....
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    Wait, are we talking about climate or weather? I'm so confused. Good thing we have scientists to explain everything to us.

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    Oh I can only dream of anything less than 50% humidity, I can handle rain and it even is nice as it makes the ground perfect for riding , lots of traction. This summer is overkill, rain every day or if it dosen't rain in the day it does at night, the trails can't recover at all, it sooo humid nothing is evaporating. Over cast everyday, I think the sun is a myth, it feels more like the North Shore of BC than SW Ontario. Hell Toronto the other day was under 3-6 feet of water with flash floods. Seen on the news they didn't have sakes on a plane but they did have MF snakes on the MF trains in 6 feet of water LOL.

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    Between it raining almost 5 days a week all summer, and having a disc bulge in my back I haven't ridden in almost a month. Very frustrating the few chances I have had to get out and the trails were a swamp.

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    Worst weather ever GRRRRRR

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    Our ANNUAL rainfall is normally less than 4 inches.
    That's a typical SATURDAY total in Atlanta this year!

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