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Riding in the rain

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by DHCorky, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. DHCorky

    DHCorky Monkey

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    I just love getting out and riding DH in the rain. I do not do it very much because being out in the rain sucks. The riding you get when everything is muddy and slick is so much fun though. Makes me miss east coast riding.

    I need to go and clean everything now, but it was well worth it :thumb:
     

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  2. zahgurim

    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Yup! Riding in the rain is fun.
    Surfing around corners always puts a smile on my face. Riding in BC, if you don't ride in the rain you will spend too much time off of the bike!
    I thought I was done with that when I came over here, but here it all just comes down at once! A monsoon hit the last race, was crazy fun.
     
  3. clandestine

    clandestine Monkey

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    My hayes howled in the rain, haha personification!
     
  4. end0boy

    end0boy Chimp

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    hahah .. i crashed 4 times the last time i rode dh on the rain! the ruts were like 4x bigger and they were everywhere! and the rocks were pretty slippery too! hey you guys use clips or platforms?
     
  5. zahgurim

    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Both. Depends on what the course is like, if I'm playing or racing, and how much beer is inside of me.
     
  6. end0boy

    end0boy Chimp

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    i dowanna risk my life using clips man .. or not now .. hehe .. what are the grippiest yet not the heaviest platform pedal?? azonics??
     
  7. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    Since I live in So Cal, we don't see a lot of rain, I HATE the rain! Call me weird, but I like dry nasty dirt--Big Bear and Mammoth style...
     
  8. DHCorky

    DHCorky Monkey

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    I run clipless, even in the real nasty slippery stuff. You just have to completly commit yourself.
     
  9. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    You should have been at Plattekill yesterday. Mud races are fun!! :devil:
     
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    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    I agree! I love the loose and sketchy gravel in Mammoth!
     
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    it was muddy and it was fun
    so mud must equal fun
     
  12. jake133

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    Rain is nice but the day after is great.
     
  13. Repack

    Repack Turbo Monkey

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    Plattekill was a blast. Couldn't believe what good condition the non-race course trails stayed in.
     
  14. Cant Climb

    Cant Climb Turbo Monkey

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    winter time.
    nite ride.
    rain ride.
    poacher ride.
    solo ride.

    all at the same time.