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Rain ride! 01-23-2009

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    megaspaz
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    Rain ride home after work… just because. :-P
    Route: Oregon Expressway > 280 N > 84 Woodside > 35 > 9 > Lawrence Expressway.

    Twas really wet… -_-;

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    Munch
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    hehe fun stuff huh. I learned last summer…if it rains… wait 5 mins… not because of the road conditions….thought thats a good reason too… but harsh summer southern thunderstorms…the leading edge drops rain about the size of quarters. I’d almost rather my kids throw rocks at me.

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    megaspaz
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    The nice thing about the rain is that it keeps the squids home and the backroads clear. ^_^

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    MaxDadAK
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    Heard a possible myth that when it rains oil left on the road mixed with the rain can make super slick spots on the asphalt. Any truth to this or any other rain riding myths/taboos?

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    SantaCruzRider
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    Oil and grime build up on the roadway during dry periods (in Cali, that’s typically May-November). Then the first big rain saturates the road, lifts out all that oil and washes it away. While that’s happening, the roads are at their slickest.

    According to Hough’s “Proficient Motorcycling,” it takes about a half hour of heavy downpour to wash away the accumulated oil.

    Personally, I skip riding on the first rain day following a dry spell. I don’t have proof, but it seems like drivers lose all sense on those first days and there are more crashes.

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    Loki
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    Ive been cought in some serious rain before. Sucks because i didnt have anything on but denim jeans and my leather jacket started leaking. It was awful… :( soaked to the bone and freezing, had to go into work like that to.

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