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Old 07-18-2007, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Ride to Work Day today?

Isn't today supposed to be ride to work day? if it is I'm following tradition and driving in...

I usually Ride in but for some reason I always wind up driving on RTW day, this year is no different. It was pouring down rain this morning having went from high 80's and 90's and sunny last week to upper 60's and rain this week.......Gotta' love Washington weather....

My Official Sarnali2 Rain Policy for Commuting is basically if it's raining when I leave then I drive unless it's supposed to be dry later on, then I'll ride in. If it's like 80 or 90 % chance of rain like it is all winter I drive. If it's not raining when I leave then I ride, even if it's supposed to rain later because it might stay dry all day and just look like going to be Noahs own flood at any minute.

While some may think I'm going soft in my old age it's a simple mathmatical equasion.

1. Commuting in horrendously crappy traffic.

2. Commuting in the dark while everyone's half asleep.

3. Commuting when it's raining.

I can handle any two of those risk factors in any combination, however add all three together and it's just not worth the risk for me anymore just for the pleasure of driving to work, plus I hate to leave my bike sitting out in the rain all day. That's for cars.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:49 AM   #2
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Well, I rode the wing today. Mainly because I overslept and missed the carpool. At least I almost never have to worry about rain. And if it does rain this time of year you dry out about 5 minutes after it's over.

But never mind that. Motorcycle riding in Utah really sucks. Don't come here. Washington is good. Or Maine. Yeah, Maine is good. Move there. Or Tierra del Fuego.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:27 AM   #3
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Locusts too Doesn't Utah have swarms of locusts? why I hear they'll eat the durn clothes off yer back !!!!!
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:40 AM   #4
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Yer danged rat we got locusts. Other people call 'em ex-Kalifornians. But they chew up everything that's good all the same.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:57 AM   #5
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I managed to ride today. No rain, but the High Pressure that's keeping the rain off is also making it Ethiopia Hot!

On the ride back in after lunch, I saw a dog chasing a cat, and they were both WALKIN'! Pah-dump-bump!

The traffic lights are brutal. And Red. They all seem to be Red today. And for a very long time...
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:59 AM   #6
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Hey we got them kalifornicators too !!!!! Looks like they're spreading !!!
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:00 PM   #7
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Ride?

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I rode, it was raining when I left too, but stopped after about 5 miles. Surprisingly enough when I was on the bike I could feel my hand, but couldn't when I got off.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:28 PM   #9
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yeah i rode to work today...and yesterday....and probly tomorrow. friday i think I need the truck(gotta do some chores). personally i think Ride to Work day has been kinda a bust. Nobody seems to know or care. There were more bikes in the parking lot yesterday than today.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:40 PM   #10
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i took the car today.. then again i had three passengers with me and it was threatening to rain when i left the house.. hill's, bumper to bumper traffic and rain are a little more than i want to subject myself to after only 1 day on the bike.. gonna go out for a ride when i get home this afternoon though.
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