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    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214 View Post
    It would figure, family is coming to visit.

    "Oh man you'll love the break from the rains you been having in Florida. This is the desert. No way it'll rain much while you're here."

    I suppose this is my fault.
    Mine too pointer. Looks like we won't be able to ride this weekend either. So much for La Nina!

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    #$%(* Rain.

    It would figure, family is coming to visit.

    "Oh man you'll love the break from the rains you been having in Florida. This is the desert. No way it'll rain much while you're here." I told them.

    I suppose this is my fault.

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    I know it wasn't me....I haven't washed my car in months! Sucks, cuz hubby took off all week to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214 View Post
    This is the desert. No way it'll rain much while you're here." I told them.

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    Serious? We get 80% of all the top 35% of our rain in Dec / Jan.


    And only 5% of the tourons can clean those days.

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    All this chat about percentages got the earth off its Axis.
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    I haven't washed my truck in a year.

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    Wash my truck? Novel idea.

    I love it when all you that melt in the rain stay indoors. Leaves the trails that much less crowded.

    PMP at 40th had two vehicles when I arrived. I saw evidence of two sets of bikes tracks that belonged to a couple of kids scoping lines from Fatman's. Other than that, just me and the coyotes. Bishin' riding weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertCrawler View Post
    Wash my truck? Novel idea.

    I love it when all you that melt in the rain stay indoors. Leaves the trails that much less crowded.

    PMP at 40th had two vehicles when I arrived. I saw evidence of two sets of bikes tracks that belonged to a couple of kids scoping lines from Fatman's. Other than that, just me and the coyotes. Bishin' riding weather.
    Who wants to ride in this muck? It isn't like you're not gonna have a sunny day in the next 48 hrs. AZ allows us that privilege.

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    You guys think I'm jopking, don't you? DO NOT POST ANYTHING ABOUT THE G-D WEATHER ON THIS BOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I do. It wasn't mucky at all since like much of AZ the water runs off. Temperatures were cool. Trails were super tacky. No crowds. Easy parking. Awesome.

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    I love these good soakings makes for nice dirt !
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertCrawler View Post
    I do. It wasn't mucky at all since like much of AZ the water runs off. Temperatures were cool. Trails were super tacky. No crowds. Easy parking. Awesome.
    No sludge? I'll have to try PMP then, even in the dampness.

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    Thursday @ SOMO will be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    You guys think I'm jopking, don't you? DO NOT POST ANYTHING ABOUT THE G-D WEATHER ON THIS BOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You should get an electric car.
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    You phx folk are so weird.

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    Somo was nice tonight, only saw 3 hikers and one other bike. The weather was fine. Water is not toxic (usually not in Az anyway). The soft soil makes you work a bit more though. The only complaint I had was my chain got washed clean and filled with grit so bad I felt like I was torturing it to death...I really just went out to try to become core enough to post on this forum without feeling bad about it anymore. I even took pics but they came out lousy, so my coreness is still far below the bar...but my beer, now that is on the bar (for a few more minutes anyway).

    BTW is this trolling? seriously
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    I love the rain
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    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214 View Post
    It would figure, family is coming to visit.

    "Oh man you'll love the break from the rains you been having in Florida. This is the desert. No way it'll rain much while you're here." I told them.

    I suppose this is my fault.
    Want some cheese to go with your whine? Jeez, put on some pants and go enjoy that tacky dirt or do what ever it is you do down in the valley. Be happy, weather is good. Without rain and snow you don't have the green and the flowers. It is life, pure life and for god's sake you should know that living in the ****ing desert! You will not melt, I promise. Some of you desert dwelling city folk sure are soft. We are getting dumped on here in Flagstaff and loving every minute of it! After living in Arizona now for almost ten years there is nothing I love more then a little weather that is something different then pure sunshine. Waaaaaaa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by torreyaz View Post
    No sludge? I'll have to try PMP then, even in the dampness.
    There are a few places, but really only a few, where it is a little more difficult to pedal, but the vast majority of the trail is actually better IMO than when dry. Although this isn't unique to PMP, I am sure there are places in the valley where riding in the rain would suck.

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    Jeez, I used to live and ride in Yorkshire England, all year round, whatever the weather. It truly sucked sometimes. Now I live in Tucson, and ride 5 or 6 days a week. I prefer to go out when the rain stops. Haven't ridden for 2 days now, go figure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Want some cheese to go with your whine? Jeez, put on some pants and go enjoy that tacky dirt or do what ever it is you do down in the valley. Be happy, weather is good. Without rain and snow you don't have the green and the flowers. It is life, pure life and for god's sake you should know that living in the ****ing desert! You will not melt, I promise. Some of you desert dwelling city folk sure are soft. We are getting dumped on here in Flagstaff and loving every minute of it! After living in Arizona now for almost ten years there is nothing I love more then a little weather that is something different then pure sunshine. Waaaaaaa!
    I hope you're joking and that no one ***** in your cheerios.

    No whining for me... I was whining for my family coming out. I don't mind the rain a bit (just moved from Florida in June myself), but they have been getting it every day for the last few months and were psyched about a break.

    As for riding in it, I will have to try PMP then. Trails up by me get destroyed if you ride them with this much rain. (Spur Cross and Cave Creek).

    EDIT: And I am NOT a "city folk." You can be assured of that.
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    Without rain and snow you don't have the green and the flowers.
    What is this "green" and "flowers" you speak of? Can you take me to it/them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelg View Post
    The sun'll come out...tomorrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    What is this "green" and "flowers" you speak of? Can you take me to it/them?
    my underwear must be showing again...

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    Pima and Dynamite was a mixed bag today. One minute you're on solid kitty litter, then you hit a spot of wet kitty litter, plenty of puddles along the way, but no mud. Goodsstuff Then out of nowhere, you hit a long patch of tire grabbing-sludge and slowly sinking sludge. At one point I had to turn around to get back to more solid stuff. Fun stuff though....need to get back there when it's actually dry.

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