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Offlineblastfurnace

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    Is it some sort of law?
    « on: 2017-07-15 14:21:29 »
    That when you buy a new bike it starts raining for 2 weeks straight?  I have been out on my bike once since I bought it because of all the rain we are suddenly getting in Western North Carolina.   :nervous:


    Grr.  I guess I can just go sit on it in the garage or something. 

    OfflineRTman10

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      Re: Is it some sort of law?
      « Reply #1 on: 2017-07-15 15:11:04 »
      Or, wake up to solid cloud, computer says heavy rain within the hour.  6 hours later and too late to bother, still dry.

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        Re: Is it some sort of law?
        « Reply #2 on: 2017-07-15 15:48:46 »
        They don't shrink in the wet  8)

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          Re: Is it some sort of law?
          « Reply #3 on: 2017-07-15 16:01:45 »
          They don't shrink in the wet  8)


          What?  My manual says specifically "don't get wet. my cause shrinkage", but not sure they were talking about the bike!

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            Re: Is it some sort of law?
            « Reply #4 on: 2017-07-15 16:02:34 »
            Or, wake up to solid cloud, computer says heavy rain within the hour.  6 hours later and too late to bother, still dry.


            Oh, man, that is even worse.

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              Re: Is it some sort of law?
              « Reply #5 on: 2017-07-15 16:05:40 »
              They don't shrink in the wet  8)


              No but I might and like you can't afford to do that.


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                Re: Is it some sort of law?
                « Reply #6 on: 2017-07-15 16:57:38 »

                No but I might and like you can't afford to do that.


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                I don't consider 5ft 8 short  8)

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                  Re: Is it some sort of law?
                  « Reply #7 on: 2017-07-15 17:04:01 »


                  I don't consider 5ft 8 short  8)
                  Relative to what?
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                    Re: Is it some sort of law?
                    « Reply #8 on: 2017-07-15 17:17:59 »

                    I don't consider 5ft 8 short  8)

                    Umm.  Like me then, you were measured in your Boots DMS.  And remembers like me you will be shrinking with age.


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                      Re: Is it some sort of law?
                      « Reply #9 on: 2017-07-15 19:46:27 »

                      I don't consider 5ft 8 short  8)


                      I consider it quite lanky, 75mm bigger than I!

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                        Re: Is it some sort of law?
                        « Reply #10 on: 2018-05-14 00:12:17 »
                        I waited months for the beginning of the season in 1998, new bike and about to get my license. Got riding license on 27 March. Rain for five weekends solid. Never happened since to my recollection.
                        So yes, you might be right... ;)
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                          Re: Is it some sort of law?
                          « Reply #11 on: 2018-05-14 19:56:04 »
                          What on earth is all this nonsense, not riding in the rain and "waiting for the season to start". Word that springs to mind is wimps, as everyone I ride with, ride all year sunshine, rain, Cloud or fog. Only exception is snow and ice. But then most of the folk I ride with are oldies, so probably a different breed.

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                            Re: Is it some sort of law?
                            « Reply #12 on: 2018-05-14 20:22:38 »
                            What on earth is all this nonsense, not riding in the rain and "waiting for the season to start". Word that springs to mind is wimps, as everyone I ride with, ride all year sunshine, rain, Cloud or fog. Only exception is snow and ice. But then most of the folk I ride with are oldies, so probably a different breed.
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                              Re: Is it some sort of law?
                              « Reply #13 on: 2018-05-14 22:42:35 »
                              What on earth is all this nonsense, not riding in the rain and "waiting for the season to start". Word that springs to mind is wimps, as everyone I ride with, ride all year sunshine, rain, Cloud or fog. Only exception is snow and ice. But then most of the folk I ride with are oldies, so probably a different breed.


                              Good for you, You must feel so proud not being a wimp n all    8) 
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                                Re: Is it some sort of law?
                                « Reply #14 on: 2018-05-15 09:52:12 »
                                No point spending all that money and only using it for a rew months a year. Bikes are for riding.

                                 

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