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aetheldrea

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So I'm riding my bike home in the rain today...
« on: February 27, 2019, 06:12:11 PM »
So I'm riding my bike home in the rain today, and it kind of sucks (in comparison to my normal glorious ride home) and I pass this young guy, maybe early 20's, waiting to make a turn, and he's  driving some stupid SUV, a Yukon or something, and my first thought was, "Poor kid, stuck in his dumb car." :-)

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Re: So I'm riding my bike home in the rain today...
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 05:55:55 AM »
I don't mind riding in the rain.  I don't like it, but don't mind it either.  But only when it's on my way HOME :)

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Re: So I'm riding my bike home in the rain today...
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 06:06:50 AM »
Honestly, sometimes biking throught the rain (when it's not windy!) can be the best thing ever. I've had the greatest thoughts and reflections on rainy bike rides!

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Re: So I'm riding my bike home in the rain today...
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 07:16:16 AM »
I felt the same way zipping by the lines of cars bumper to bumper in the foot of snow and -16 degree temperatures yesterday.  Why would you voluntarily choose that frustration?  :P

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Re: So I'm riding my bike home in the rain today...
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 09:16:14 AM »
My e-bike has been out of commission for a month.  My poor teeth have probably lost a lot of enamel during my commute in Los Angeles traffic.  Even so, as I lament my plight, at least I'm driving a old beater compact sedan.  I am constantly shaking my head at the plethora of giant trucks and SUVs physically barring my way - and financially barring their 'owners' (I mean the drivers, not the banks who actually own their vehicles) from freedom. 

It has been a very cold and rainy month.  The cold doesn't bother me on a bike - these are temps in the high 30s at worst - and the rain only bothers me when it's a true downpour. 

The good news is that the final components needed to repair my bike are supposed to arrive today.  Here's hoping it's really fixed this time and I can go back to a bike-based lifestyle!

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Re: So I'm riding my bike home in the rain today...
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 09:55:55 AM »
i enjoy biking to work in the rain. I have a locker room with shower stalls so I have a towel, shampoo, etc. there. I bike to the gym, and then bike to work and shower and get ready for the day. When it's raining I am 110% alert and ready for the day when I get into my office. Really wakes me up.