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    Default Lets hope the weather forecast is wrong...

    It looks like they're calling for heavy rains on Friday and a high of upper 60s. Go figure it's 90 and sunny today and then it will be 65 and raining on Friday. I guess it's better than snow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terpfan View Post
    90 and sunny today and then it will be 65 and raining on Friday. I guess it's better than snow...
    I'm not so sure. Summer here sucks. This time of year I always start dreaming of living in the PNW.

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    To be honest, 65 and raining sounds better to me than 90 and sunny. You can always wear rain gear, but there's nothing much you can do about heat.

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    Don't worry. It's going to be Saturday instead of Friday. Usually the forecast is wrong about when raining starts. It's always later than they predict, it's like the wind is slower. So if they say it will rain in 4 days, it would be 5 days, and if they say it will start raining in the morning, it would be late morning or afternoon. If you check the hourly forecast of the weather channel website repeatedly during a day that rain is expected, you will notice that as the time gets closer(like when PM showers are expected), the start hour gets pushed further.

    Hopefully it gets pushed back to the overnight hours. Here is Friday forecast at the moment for the record:

    Friday May 16:

    Day:

    Rain with a few rumbles of thunder. Potential for heavy rainfall. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 50s.
    High: 67F
    Chance of rain: 70%
    Wind: NNW at 7 mph
    Humidity: 63%

    Night:

    Partly Cloudy
    Low: 51
    Chance of rain: 10%
    Wind: NNW at 5 mph
    Humidity: 71%

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    Yea, I personally do not buy a forecast until I see it in person. Weather forecasters are notoriously wrong, but it looks like for something like this, it is hard to miss. I really need to get a rain jacket
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    From BTWD website:
    Bike to Work Day is a rain or shine event! All pit stops will be open regardless of the weather. It’s strongly encouraged to pack rain gear, just in case.
    The bad part is there won't be as many people participating; the good part is that there will be more swag for those of us who do ride.

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    Answer:

    What if it rains?

    Bike to Work Day is a rain or shine event! All pit stops will be open regardless of the weather. It’s strongly encouraged to pack rain gear, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanB View Post
    The bad part is there won't be as many people participating; the good part is that there will be more swag for those of us who do ride.
    Correct, I think we should get double swag if the numbers are down. I'm trying to score some maintenance coupons and maybe even get them to play some more with my ever so slightly bent derailleur.

    As for weather, I prefer 90 and sunny to 65 and raining. I can hydrate and speed up to create a breeze, but I can't really stay dry no matter what I try. Flip side I suppose is rainy days mean a deserted MVT, which i do prefer.

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    I love riding in summer rain. I do not love going to Preakness in the rain, however, so I would selfishly prefer rain Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    To be honest, 65 and raining sounds better to me than 90 and sunny. You can always wear rain gear, but there's nothing much you can do about heat.
    A hundred times this. I've chickened out of riding more times in oppressive heat and humidity than in snow and ice.

    (it helps that I grew up under the monsoons, so 65-ish and rain = home)

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