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shoo


Jun 29, 2009, 9:53 AM
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It has been raining for 3 weeks straight, and is not going to stop for at least another week.

What is this, fucking Oregon?


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Jun 29, 2009, 10:28 AM
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I will heartily join in on this whining. The only nice thing about it is that the water and humidity adds a spicy challenge to some otherwise easy routes. If we felt like being positive at all...


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yup. it has even ruined my bike rides to work. thankfully, though, the rain has coincided with the weekends and family events that would have kept me from climbing anyway.


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When it comes to biking, hiking, and most things I say there is no bad weather only bad attitude. But I too forgo the bike with the ultra lame excuse of "my laptop will get wet."


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Take up some form of whitewater sport, too. That, plus a snow sport and you're covered for everything.


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gmggg wrote:
When it comes to biking, hiking, and most things I say there is no bad weather only bad attitude. But I too forgo the bike with the ultra lame excuse of "my laptop will get wet."

I forgo the biking to work in the rain with the only moderately lame excuse of looking at the amount of scar tissue on my left elbow, forearm, and hip from trying to beat the storm home two months ago.

Lessons learned:
1. Paint lines on roads are really slippery when wet. Who knew?
2. After failing to beat the storm home, it is a good idea to stop going as fast as you possibly can
3. Helmets are wonderful
4. Limping into the local Starbucks bleeding in order to clean up and rest up before deciding whether I want to go to the hospital, call my girlfriend to pick me up, or suck it up, temporarily fix up my bike, and finish the remaining 6 miles (I chose the latter) makes one "look like a zombie"
5. Soy lattes are made of morphine. There is no other explanation.


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Jun 29, 2009, 11:58 AM
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It's been the same here. I sacked up and started throwing myself at the steep stuff or any other protected climb I could find.


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Hey, quityerbitchin, at least your cliffs don't fall apart when it rains. This has been a terrible season out here in the rockies as well too much rain. We don't have any severely overhanging terrain out here like you guys do at Rumney. Yeah, I could drive 5 hours to Rifle but I can't climb 5.12 so it'd be a waste of time. The weather is driving me insane. I wish I knew how to whitewater kayak or something else so I'd have something fun to do in the rain.


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In reply to:
1. Paint lines on roads are really slippery when wet. Who knew?
2. After failing to beat the storm home, it is a good idea to stop going as fast as you possibly can
3. Helmets are wonderful

You must not ride motorcycles, otherwise you would be very familiar with that annoying white paint. But I feel your pain, uncontrollable wet road falls are second only to trusting an easy smear that wasn't so easy for you.


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bhickey


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Don't forget about the incessant rain throughout May. I think that I'm going to move to California.


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Jun 29, 2009, 12:44 PM
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shoo wrote:
It has been raining for 3 weeks straight, and is not going to stop for at least another week.

What is this, fucking Oregon?

I actually haven't minded it whatsoever.... work and grad school haven't allowed me to climb in a while, so now everyone gets to join in my fun! ;)


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Jun 29, 2009, 2:42 PM
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Don't visit scotland.


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Jun 29, 2009, 3:16 PM
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shoo wrote:
gmggg wrote:
When it comes to biking, hiking, and most things I say there is no bad weather only bad attitude. But I too forgo the bike with the ultra lame excuse of "my laptop will get wet."

I forgo the biking to work in the rain with the only moderately lame excuse of looking at the amount of scar tissue on my left elbow, forearm, and hip from trying to beat the storm home two months ago.

Lessons learned:
1. Paint lines on roads are really slippery when wet. Who knew?
2. After failing to beat the storm home, it is a good idea to stop going as fast as you possibly can
3. Helmets are wonderful
4. Limping into the local Starbucks bleeding in order to clean up and rest up before deciding whether I want to go to the hospital, call my girlfriend to pick me up, or suck it up, temporarily fix up my bike, and finish the remaining 6 miles (I chose the latter) makes one "look like a zombie"
5. Soy lattes are made of morphine. There is no other explanation.

Go watch you tube video of Jan Ullrich eating it hard in a TT in the TdF a few years back and you'd know about the lines.

Spent Fri night, sat, sun climbing in rumney.. got plenty of routes in and coulda done more if properly motivated. place was a ghost town most of the weekend. Thanks everyone for being pessimistic :) Even stayed till this morning but the odds were against us. sleeping in the rain was still better than driving home in Sunday night traffic


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Jun 29, 2009, 3:58 PM
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The weather's been great out here in Oregon :)


Gmburns2000


Jun 30, 2009, 6:15 AM
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gmggg wrote:
When it comes to biking, hiking, and most things I say there is no bad weather only bad attitude. But I too forgo the bike with the ultra lame excuse of "my laptop will get wet."

Boston drivers are dangerously good drivers - they think they can squeeze in between any two objects apart by any known distance at any speed, and they can, too. If they don't squeeze in then it must have been a miscalculation, because if they had calculated correctly then they surely would have made it.

I'm OK fighting them on dry days, but not on wet days.


ClimbClimb


Jun 30, 2009, 11:59 AM
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Yes, the climbing-busting-rain is really annoying.

As for all those saying to "suck it up", I'm not so sure -- I remember a one or two slip-n-falls on wet routes last year that gave me a healthy respect for wet rock.

Let's hope it stops raining before it starts snowing.


joeforte


Jul 4, 2009, 8:35 PM
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If you ever want to do some alpine, NOW is the time to get used to climbing on wet rock! If you have no desire to climb alpine, than you better get a gym membership for years like this.


shoo


Jul 7, 2009, 12:11 PM
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So naturally, while it was reasonably nice this weekend, I have to go to the ER for food poisoning.

Now it's raining again.

I hate life.


budman


Jul 7, 2009, 12:48 PM
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I can tell you where it ain't!!!!! Moab, sorry dude. Been there and done that.


salamanizer


Jul 7, 2009, 2:06 PM
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shoo wrote:
What is this, fucking Oregon?

Certainly aint, Oregon's been sunny and warm for a while.

...and California's really nice right now.

When are ya'll gonna learn that everything east of, including Colonotsorado sucks and continues to increasingly suck the farther east you go.

You all got some nice rocks out there, few, but nice. It's just too bad your weather sucks so bad you can never enjoy them.

Ha, kidding (sorta).


Here's some picks of nice sunny weather to cheer ya'll up.




Half Dome, high and dry.




Bouldering in the warm evening breeze.




A little too nice out.




Nice shady spot to climb, Needles Ca.




Check out all that chalk, sure hasn't rained in a while. Rostrum, Yosemite Ca.




Enjoy!!!


minibiter


Jul 7, 2009, 3:34 PM
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The New was awesome on Friday and Sat this weekend. Just awesome.

It rained on Sunday, so I went and paddled the New. Yeehaw!


reverse_dyno


Jul 8, 2009, 5:18 AM
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There is a reason Oregon has huge forest fires every year and the North East does not. It might have to do with the amount of rain that falls in summer.

Mark


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Jul 8, 2009, 8:34 AM
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lwilson wrote:
shoo wrote:
It has been raining for 3 weeks straight, and is not going to stop for at least another week.

What is this, fucking Oregon?

I actually haven't minded it whatsoever.... work and grad school haven't allowed me to climb in a while, so now everyone gets to join in my fun! ;)

maaaaaaaaaannnn i hear that, 70 hr weeks! woot!

red in september?


Lethal-Climber


Jul 9, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Yeah man, I hear you on this one. I just went home to upstate new for a recent trip to visit the fam and was hoping to get some climbing in. No luck, as it rain everyday, except for the day I was leaving.

At least now it looks like the weather is turning around.


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Jul 9, 2009, 10:59 AM
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And of course today it is beautiful outside, but the forecast says T-storms for sat.


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