Open Mouth, Insert Boot...

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by FerrousBueller, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

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    I brought this on myself I suppose.

    In a post from Feb 16th I said, "March 6th!? Was I supposed to wait 'til then? Does that mean I shouldn't have been riding to work the last couple days? Stupid California weather, always messing things up!"

    It's come back to bite me! Rain is forecast through Sunday.

    I'll have the Shoe Leather Special, with a side of Crow.

    I'm having a good laugh at my own expense, You are invited to laugh with (at) me.

    Cheers!!!
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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :p We all make mistakes, The RAINY season here in Florida is about every day:p
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Sounds like a good time to road test the rain gear

    Brian
     
  4. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

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    Ah Brian, the Eternal Optimist! You might be the guy who would dig through a huge pile of horse manure looking for a pony!

    Riding in the rain scares me! I've got rain pants stowed on the bike, just in case I have to ride home in it. Maybe it would be a good idea to go out an get a feel for it before I have to ride in the rain. That will have to wait 'till after I get new tires.

    Now you got me thinking...

    Cheers!
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I found out the hard way that my 100% waterproof gear was not 100% waterproof while on a trip last summer but the wind and rain was extreme nothing worse than slipping into still damp clothes from the previous days rain for a another day in the rain

    Brian
     
  6. rhino 2

    rhino 2 Active Member

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    There only 100% waterproof if you leave it in the package it came with.:wall
     
  7. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    Ha, only with Brian he would actually "find" the pony.

    I've never had time to get the pants on, so I quit carrying them. Just the jacket is enough for me.

    Ah but without the rain jacket (leaky or not) I freeze in the rain. And for those soaked clothes, a friend of mine has one of those washing machine mesh bags (like you put small stuff in to keep the washer from tearing them up). He puts his damp clothes in the bag and ties it to his luggage rack. Takes about an hour of riding to dry them. Yes they are wrinkled.

    I would be huntin a coil operated laundry.
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    We had i think 6 days of almost non stop rain and strong winds so it was a wee bit miserable although the dry gear stayed dry through it all i had to keep the dry stuff for the evenings after a hot bath or shower dry clothes and a couple of cold beers just to complete the day

    Brian
     
  9. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

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    So far it's only been heavy sprinkles/light rain. It would have been a good idea to go out and get some practice in the wet stuff.

    Cheers!