LA RAIN FAIL
Thread started by _iJunes
at 01.22.09 - 6:59 pm
as always. why get worked up about a storm when it rains like .00002"
In the infamous words of Joe Borfo.
IT'S NOT GOING TO RAIN.
01.22.09 - 7:03 pm
people drive like shit when its dry out. when .00002" is on the ground, its even worse.
01.22.09 - 7:03 pm
It was miserable out there tonite!
01.22.09 - 11:20 pm
it rained enough to not allow me to ride to school this morning :(
01.22.09 - 11:44 pm
i dunno, i went to seattle recently.
if you don't ride in the rain there, you don't ride.
those ridazz be hardcore.
01.22.09 - 11:50 pm
I'm pissed it didn't rain.
I bought fenders, jacket, pants and a helmet cover for commuting to my job in the wet, but the job ended. Last night I cycled for 5 hours with all that junk in my pack, waiting, waiting, waiting for rain.
Still waiting to use the gear.
Has any one else ever installed fenders on your bike?
It took me 3 hours and 347 swear words to get them to not rub the tires.
Next time it rains, I gonna stop what I'm doing and go out and ride.
01.23.09 - 8:02 am
It rained for 5 seconds at Norwalk yesterday.
I'm in New York now where I finally see snow for the first time in decades.
01.23.09 - 8:04 am
My new waterproof panniers got put to work on my ride to school this morning.
01.23.09 - 8:45 am
Fender installations always suck.
I agree that drivers are awful in the rain...i don't mind getting wet one bit, but the decreased visibility and increased skidding tendencies of all the texting morons on the road in LA who don't know how to drive in the slightest of rains makes me nervous...
01.23.09 - 11:47 pm
Seattle's a cool city.
Too bad I was never at the Sumner terminal long enough to get on the Sounder and explore that city!!!
One of these days, hopefully, one of these days.
01.24.09 - 12:42 am
Oh my god, first it's cotters now the RAIN?
Good God man. SACK UP!!!1111oneoneone
01.24.09 - 12:59 am
i had so much energy today since i didnt go out for a ride bc of the rain
btw are there any ridazz in the south east side???
01.24.09 - 2:31 am
Having biked in Portland (in fact started biking in Portland) and now biking in Los Angeles, here's a couple things:
_ Yes. ephemerae's right — if you don't ride in the rain up north, you don't ride. You're not a rida, you're a dude or a chick with a bike.
_ But you expect it, so you get a bike with fenders, probably wider tires, and you bike more carefully.
_ Here, it blindsides everyone. People might have rain gear, but most people don't have fenders. Which gives you a lovely stripe of muddy water up your ass, to boot.
_ I had 27x1.5" tires in Portland. Now I run 700x23 slicks. The difference in control is significant.
_ When it doesn't rain much, the water that DOES fall gets oilier and therefore more likely to slip you up. There's just more junk collected on the road, and it doesn't get washed off (by rain) as often. So rain here is much slippier to ride in than rain there in the first place.
This is what I tell myself. I slipped yesterday. Minor slip, nothing too bad. I skinned my knee. Got a cookie. Felt better.
01.24.09 - 7:26 am
you gotta watch out for the asshole drivers going all fast through the puddles!! man I almost got showered with puddle water yesterday crossing Vermont at 8th that shit would have SUCKED.
01.24.09 - 11:06 am
I'm going to find out about ways to water-proof a stereo for rain-riding.
01.24.09 - 11:23 am
plastic bags and duct tape. straight ghetto status.
01.24.09 - 11:36 am
Sounds effective enough, but I guess I'll have to stay away from fording flooded roads.
01.24.09 - 11:38 am
ghetto is always effective. just doesn't look very good. haha
01.24.09 - 11:40 am
I did the plastic bag thing and it works... and you can hear the music just fine.
01.24.09 - 2:15 pm
"ghetto is always effective. just doesn't look very good. haha"
Haha! That's the truth!!
01.24.09 - 2:23 pm
i love riding in the rain! i really need a windbreaker though. my hoody has been getting mad wet.
01.24.09 - 3:26 pm