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Old 10-22-2012, 01:43 PM   #46
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Ah, and thus begins 'I'm a real biker because I ride in the rain' season. Marking the end of 'He wasn't wearing gloves so he's a squid' season.


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I really don't mind if it rains on my ride home, but it sucks getting to work and being wet and cold.
That was always my take when I commuted many years ago. Home in the rain was no big deal because I could pull my wet socks off, and make a hot rum and cocoa.

Heading to work in the rain, sucked.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:48 PM   #47
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Ah, and thus begins 'I'm a real biker because I ride in the rain' season. Marking the end of 'He wasn't wearing gloves so he's a squid' season.




That was always my take when I commuted many years ago. Home in the rain was no big deal because I could pull my wet socks off, and make a hot rum and cocoa.

Heading to work in the rain, sucked.
mmm...hot cocoa tonight!
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:59 PM   #48
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Meh. Just another day on 2 wheels.

I'd still rather split in the rain than wait in a car. It's a matter of convenience really.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #49
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I just ordered my Raingear (couldnt order sooner due to funds) I should have my 2-piece suit and glove liners this week for the next set of heavy rain next week. Unfortunately, I'll be caging the rain this week
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:21 PM   #50
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Caged it.

I generally avoid the first major storm to allow the grease to be washed off.
Planning to ride the rest of the week.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:54 PM   #51
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I dont Start my day until 3pm but I get to test out these frogg toggs for the first time. Im hoping the dont leak in the crotch area cold wet balls are no Bueno.
Frog Toggs work great just don't nuke them on your exhaust pipe like I did.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:17 PM   #52
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Meh. Just another day on 2 wheels. I'd still rather split in the rain than wait in a car. It's a matter of convenience really.
My thoughts exactly.... rain or shine, I'm NOT sitting in traffic with everyone else. I left just after 7am today, light rain all the from Almaden to N. San Jose (N. 1st and Tasman). A guy at work asked me about riding in the wet and said "you're hard core!". I just laughed it off as I'm anything but that... I just have a low tolerance for traffic in the car.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #53
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103 miles round trip commuting on the Versys today and I saw 3 other bikes on the road, all going the other way.

One of the 3 riders was also on a Versys.

Also saw 1 other motorcycle and 1 scooter in the parking lot at work.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #54
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Nope. Not today. I actually needed the car today. I'll be out tomorrow though. On brand... new... tires. I barely have 50 miles on 'em. I am just a bit nervous about that. Should be OK though...
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:34 AM   #55
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Ah, and thus begins 'I'm a real biker because I ride in the rain' season. Marking the end of 'He wasn't wearing gloves so he's a squid' season.
haha so much of this!! ^^

ive done my share of rain duty too. i'll take my nice cozy and warm vette thanks
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:25 AM   #56
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:41 AM   #57
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I was lucky and had yesterday off...but woulda been riding had I had to work. I do want an oversuit though - my rain gear works well for light rain or for one trip/day, but once it sits wet...well, you know how it goes. Can't afford much, so will probably just end up with the cheapy BILT stuff, but since I'm wearing it over rain gear already I think it'll be enough to do what I need.

This morning it wasn't too bad - a real light mist for a bit and damp roads but no downpours. My dislike of traffic (and the time it takes out of my day) tends to keep me on the bike unless it's downright storming AND I have the option of using a car for the day (my truck won't fit in the parking garage where I work).
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Ah, and thus begins 'I'm a real biker because I ride in the rain' season. Marking the end of 'He wasn't wearing gloves so he's a squid' season.


I don't enjoy commuting in the rain. Cold is fine, but rain sucks. That said, I LOVE fun rides in the rain. The roads are empty, tires don't get worn out, and I can have a bit of fun spinning it up here and there. Anyone who hasn't tried riding the twisties in the rain should really give it a shot. It will help you become a smoother, more controlled rider. Every input is amplified. Braking, weight shifts, acceleration, etc. all have to be silky smooth. Rain riding also serves to remind me how mediocre I am as a rider
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:56 AM   #59
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Meh. Just another day on 2 wheels.

I'd still rather split in the rain than wait in a car. It's a matter of convenience really.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:01 AM   #60
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I decided if I could get it started without breaking a sweat I'd ride in.

Now I'm sitting on a PIG mat because even though I wiped the seat off - it looks like I straddled a sprinkler.
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