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post #1 of 6 Old 08-17-2015, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Have you had your normal riding season interrupted because of extreme weather phenomena? Be it extreme rains, and/or floods in the East/South; or severe fires on rangelands or in the forests throughout the West. Hello Climate Change.

I literally cannot ride more than ≈ 100-miles in a 270° arc w/o riding into road closures/significant detours because of fires. I have a narrow swath of land toward the Pacific Ocean that remains accessible. In the Pacific Rim states of WA, OR, & CA there are over 100 large fires encompassing 1,208,676 acres. This is not a new or 1-yr spectre. Even in the major vallies west of the fires the skies are dirty orange-y brown. Ahhh, I think it's called smog (cough).

The West has very little prospect of that changing anytime soon. Winter is to be accompanied by a significant El Niño phenomena, which usually means milder/wetter weather. While this is welcome for surface water repositories, it actually melts glacier and snowpack resources. This draws down fresh H²O & the depleted aquifers early next Spring & Summer. What we really need is abundant snowpack during the winter months, but hasn't happened in ages.... I am postponing 2-3 big (>750-mi) rides until autumn.
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I cannot ride mine for 6 months out of the year due to crappy weather in Indiana. This year is rained so much pretty much wiped out an entire month. It will start to get chilly in September then too many leaves around October after that shitty snow and cold temps for the next few month.
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I don't care about your riding habits, but this is simply wrong and a ban-worthy offense (in my world, at least!)

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I cant ride 7 months out of the year because I live in New England :-p

Go cry a river somewhere else :-p
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I cant ride 7 months out of the year because I live in New England :-p

Go cry a river somewhere else :-p
I know, this is just a big whine. I can usually ride 9-10 months out of a year. And literally do some riding some during all 12 months. But this summer has just been one big butt-munch.
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