The Weather Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cornholio, Oct 24, 2016.



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  1. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    Not exactly pertaining to trails and/or riding but just wanted to post up that this weather is awesome. :thumbsup:

    Did you get much rain where you live? Here in Orange we got more than I had expected, no complaints.

    Just now:
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  2. tortoise

    tortoise Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cave Creek, AZ
    Name:
    Tom
    Lots of rain here in RSM, I had to get out my winter flip flops...
     
  3. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Crocs??? LOL
     
  4. noLungs

    noLungs Member

    Location:
    West Covina
    Name:
    Robert
    Current Bike:
    About to flip a coin
    As I was walking out the door a huge crash of thunder happened followed by a ferocious downpour (for California) first time I wore a rain jacket to work. Lol
     
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  5. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    Just saw a double rainbow.. cool

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  6. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Did it make you cry tears of joy?

    I loved the weather from Sunday through today. Way more rain than I (we) expected. Is the drought over now?

    If it rains Saturday and trails are closed, it might be time to call on the man, the myth, the legend @kioti himself for some trail maintenance. Braking bumps on the Luge? Lynx? A Meadows refresh?
     
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  7. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    "I love the smell of wet dirt in the morning, it smells like.. trail work!" :)

    Agreed, the weather's been outstanding. Dry conditions had me wishing I lived in Whistler, or the Cascades, or somewhere with better trail conditions. And then we get last week's drizzle and now yesterday's rain with Thunder and Lightening!?! And more in the forecast? What???

    So yes, I hope to do some trail work. Maybe today, and also this weekend if conditions warrant. Could use some help as there are a lot of miles of trails that need some TLC. So PM me if you're available today (Luge), and I'll check with the Ranger about setting something up in Aliso this weekend.

    Cheers!
     
  8. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    What no unicorn?

    And for those who will ask, all parks are open today EXCEPT El Moro.
     
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  9. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Surprised the trails are open after all that rain.
     
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  10. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    They were thirsty.
     
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  11. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    I hate the wind. It makes my chest hurt, my sinuses go nuts, skin feels gross and I just feel like I can't breathe. I will ride in rain, snow, hungover, aching from arthritis... but I will not ride in heavy wind (I guess unless I was on a bike packing type trip but I don't do those, yet).

    Planned to ride Black Star to Motorway last weekend but got rained out. Set plans to do it tomorrow and got blown out. I am not happy right now but something about wind just literally sucks the wind out of me.

    /rant
     
  12. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    It won't be as windy near the coast.
     
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  13. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    Well, I already moved Santa picture plans from Sunday to tomorrow in hopes of a Sunday ride. And to top it off I have a smoke detector chirping now.
     
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  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    One 9v battery will fix that.

    LCWP Sunday. See you there.
     
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  15. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    9v
     
  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Ooops, that's what I meant. The rectangle thingy, not the big fat round one.
     
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  17. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    In an attempt to not derail my own thread...

    The weather looks ok for this so I might have to join you guys..
     
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  18. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Only a slight breeze at Cook's at 7:30a.m., and according to weather.com, diminishing through the day.
     
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  19. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    Yeah, I live near the base of the canyons and it wasn't nearly as windy this morning as weather.gov was showing it would be yesterday.

    Driving home on the 241 toll road was a chore yesterday with the gusts pushing my truck around. Then I hit a tumbleweed the size of a VW bug head on and it exploded all over and scratched up the front of my truck. Picked most of it out but still some twigs stuck in there and need to clay/wax it now to try and buff some out. :mad:

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  20. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    sure was howling in laguna when i woke up, making me forget about going for a trail run before work, figured itd be much worse up on the hill. (i too hate the dry wind) Calm now at least by the beach.
     
  21. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Rode Bommer LCWP very pleasant started about 8:45
     
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  22. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Aliso was pleasant, but the wind was strong at the top, and had shifted to an onshore direction. Really nice now in Aliso Viejo.
     
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  23. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    I'm going way out on a limb and suggesting that summer may be over. But I'm often wrong...

    On the optimistic side, are current conditions not why we've made the choice to be here? Some of the best "bad weather" anywhere in the US if you ask me.
     
  24. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Usually work
    Name:
    Bort
    Current Bike:
    Like electrical current bike?
    I agree Mike, we are lucky and that is a big part of why I stay here. I lived in Boston for a few years walking to and from classes in less than ideal weather and did some climbing on Mt Washington NH during the winter which is known for some of the worst weather in the world, that didn't bother me. But if we had that weather here during the winters I wouldn't be here and 3 years was enough!

    Dry winds are just my kryponite! I am a wimp about it and I will own that.
     
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  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Born, raised and lived in OC my whole life.....I don't know what bad weather is elsewhere....so I can only complain about our bad weather here.

    So when it gets, really cold, really windy, really rainy....and I can no longer wear shorts*....it's a bad weather day.

    *note: I'll wear shorts down to about 40*....I really hate wearing pants.
     
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  26. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Less than 10 minutes of sun the last three weeks... When I got home, my wife told me my skin looked gray and pasty! That weather does things to people... physically and mentally. :confused:

    Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, lake effect bands, high winds, oh my! I couldn't live in that anymore...
     
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  27. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Per the imtbtrails Rain Doppler, theoretically, there "should" be some water dumpage on my house right now...
     
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  28. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    It was drizziling during my ride this morning. Not really coming down yet.
     
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  29. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    According to the Doppler radar here my helper is about to get wet!20161215_120745.png
     
  30. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I'm wet...












    ........and sticky.
     
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