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    Upset It won't stop raining!!!

    It's Santa Cruz and it hasn't stopped for over 10 ten days and there is only one window in sight; supposedly there will be a break on Tuesday, then a least another 5 more days of rain. I even broke down and rode a stationary bike at the gym; I set the level at 10 and stood up on the climbs, but it just not the same. Hopefully I'll get in a good ride fixie road ride on Tuesday; thinking about the Swanton loop from work.

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    Rain

    I rode Friday 3 to 5pm in Nisene Marks. Only the fireroad, up to Sand Point, on the SS. I only got sprinkled a wee bit coming down. I feel your pain .
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    Mountain biking my be cheaper then a mistress...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kana
    I rode Friday 3 to 5pm in Nisene Marks. Only the fireroad, up to Sand Point, on the SS. I only got sprinkled a wee bit coming down. I feel your pain .
    ...but the alimony is still a killer

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    know

    Raining too here in Cupertino. Got the mud tires on but it's just raining too hard. At least it's not snowing.
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    Raining here in dallas also...weather idiot says it will rain all week....

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    I feel the pain. I'm in Menlo Park and haven't been able to ride my new SS CX.

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    its raining tons here in southern california too. they are forecasting thunderstorms the next few days (!??!?).

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    Wish it would snow.

    Quote Originally Posted by Menso
    Raining too here in Cupertino. Got the mud tires on but it's just raining too hard. At least it's not snowing.
    If it would snow, at least we might have an excuse not to go to work for a few days. Better still, can you imagine two or three feet of snow on some of the steep grassy hillsides of the peninsula or east bay hills?

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    At least you only have rain.... we have freezing rain here; roads, rocks, whatever... it's all like an ice rink!
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    Snow

    Luckily, skiing makes all the rain/snow worth it.

    Just got back from Tahoe where it snowed 12 feet in a week. I'm not kidding.

    Great skiing!

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    Just get out and ride!

    We've only had a couple breaks over the past 10 days here in Marin as well. I've come to like riding in the rain. I don't have the right gear for anything longer than 1.5 hours of steady rain (after that the wetness seeps in and gets really cold) but that's long enough to get in a good workout. Just throw on my <50-degree-wet-weather-kit* and go. Riding in the rain is peaceful. Hardly anyone else out on a bike, be it MTB or road. Just you and the elements. Just get out and ride Brad!

    *Craft sleeveless base layer, old Swobo (or equivalent) wool jersey, REI Gore-tex "ride dry" jacket. Lycra for the legs (they can take the cold, my core can't). Extra gloves if it's really coming down.

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    Only rode once last week...

    Quote Originally Posted by Impy
    its raining tons here in southern california too. they are forecasting thunderstorms the next few days (!??!?).
    on the SS. Did the Santiago TT here in SoCal up to Old Camp and back down. It's one of a very few trails around here that stays together well during a storm. Still got pretty muddy from the splashing and all. Didn't see a soul go up to Old Camp and I saw a total of 6 people on the trail coming down.

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    Is Nisene Marks trail open to bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kana
    I rode Friday 3 to 5pm in Nisene Marks. Only the fireroad, up to Sand Point, on the SS. I only got sprinkled a wee bit coming down. I feel your pain .

    I thought that I read somewere that the courts had closed this trail. Is this not the case? I plan to go camping in this area in May. Please let me know.

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    I know one thing...

    it'll make the Jan 9 CCCX districts in Monterey VERY challenging...

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    waaaaaaaahhh!!!!

    yeah it's wet outside but get out there and take it, ya wusses!

    or, do like I do and stay indoors and eat lots of baked goods.

    more struedel? Yes please!

    I'm dyin' ovah here.

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    With all due respect.....................

    ............listening to you Californians cry over a few days of rain is like listening to Leona Helmsly whine about paying taxes.

    After you guys have put up with rain plus virtually nonstop dark gray overcast drizzle for three months or so, let those of us in the Pacific Northwet know -- we'll buy you a beer.

    Meanwhile just be glad you've got 50-something degree rain instead of 30-something degree rain like what we've got up here.

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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    P.S. Look on the bright side. Maybe if you guys get enough rain down there you'll be able to grow some real trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    No kiddin!

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    viva la difference

    for cycling, it sucks, as we aren't supposed to ride on the trails until they've dried out. So while the DoD is out on their Mud Fest, we're watching reruns of Charles In Charge and polishing our top tubes. For each day it rains, it just pushes a return to the trails that much farther out.

    37 and raining when I left the house this morning. In SoCal.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    ............listening to you Californians cry over a few days of rain is like listening to Leona Helmsly whine about paying taxes.

    After you guys have put up with rain plus virtually nonstop dark gray overcast drizzle for three months or so, let those of us in the Pacific Northwet know -- we'll buy you a beer.

    Meanwhile just be glad you've got 50-something degree rain instead of 30-something degree rain like what we've got up here.

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    --Sparty

    P.S. Look on the bright side. Maybe if you guys get enough rain down there you'll be able to grow some real trees.

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    OK SPARTY!!!!!!!!!!

    -Brad, you could come down to Salinas & ride East Garrison (Ft. Ord West-side)
    Rode it Sun. AM, some in the rain and it was C H E R R Y !

    * supposed to be NOT raining down here on Tues. & Wed. I'm campaigning for the Wed. 6pm Night-ride group to go back there this Wed. the 5th. You are more than welcome to join in. (as well as other locals - Sabine! Where you been?)
    *Keg Beer after-ride of course OR if rained out, JUST Keg Beer!

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    fenders

    stay off the trails till they dry out, and put some fenders on the road bike.

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    fenders work great for the water spraying UP, but don't do much for the downpour from above.

    full of excuses,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    fenders work great for the water spraying UP, but don't do much for the downpour from above.

    full of excuses,
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    Are those the river city fenders? Gorgeous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    ............listening to you Californians cry over a few days of rain is like listening to Leona Helmsly whine about paying taxes.
    ...
    Meanwhile just be glad you've got 50-something degree rain instead of 30-something degree rain like what we've got up here.

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    P.S. Look on the bright side. Maybe if you guys get enough rain down there you'll be able to grow some real trees.
    Pbbbbbblllllltttttttttttt!

    HW is right though, the trails here aren't like the beauties up in your neck of the real woods, lots here become clay quagmires and others just erode away. No redwood/pine needle carpets to aid with drainage and the mud can be sticky..

    and the trails with "good drainage" look like this..


    But you are right mr sparty about the weather. It's only 56. I'm about to take advantage of the break in the clouds and will ride up and down a fireroad or that I think will be rideable, if boring. Maybe I'll close my eyes and pretend I am riding in real trees....

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    Who's car is that?

    Found this pic on the tetongravity boards.

    Too bad Sparty and the other NorthWetters don't know about REAL snow like we do down here in CA.
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    DUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE, Where's my car????????????

    - That's kinda gotta suck.

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