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Maybe its just me and few friends here, but I always catch myself reading up on the weather before the day starts. I don't really want to bring my bike out in the rain, namely for comfort/safety reasons, but also getting the bike dirty from water on the road that gets kicked up by other vehicles.

Anybody else do this or is it just me?
 

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I always check the weather before a ride. Most of my rides are pretty long so I like a heads up on the ever changing weather here in MI.
 

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I usually read it like every other day. Good site.
 

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I check it from time to time, but they are never right. Most of the time even the current conditions are wrong for my town.
 

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So what if it rains.........ride the bike,that's why you bought it.

The only time I check the weather is early spring and late fall to make sure I'm not going to get caught in a snow storm.
 

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yes, I was hoping this topic would come up. I have religiously looked at weather.com for weather updates. In the past few weeks it has been worthless. It is usually off for my area. It doesnt give accurate info for the current situations. Typically it will say something like 30% chance of rain. Or it will say rain all day. Then usually it will be the most beautiful day out. I dont mind riding in the rain but I'm just starting out and dont want to worry about grease spots making me the drop the bike. With that said, I have switched over to www.accuweather.com. Weather.com you are officially off my favorites list. All those pop ups I've endured with your site were all in vain
 

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weatherbug.com - and the weather is always on my toolbar...or whatever that thing is called....
 

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I try to keep a heads up on the weather so I can leave a little earlier (on my commute) if it looks like rain, or so I know to have a change of pants/socks with me. Unless it is a very, very heavy downpour, then I'll drive.
 

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killahant said:
All those pop ups I've endured with your site were all in vain
PC? Stop using Internet Explorer and start using Mozilla Firefox. No Active X support, no pop-ups. Great browser for just browsing around the net safely. :)

Anyway, going back to topic: I also check out the local reports here before I ride. Weather.com does suck and hardly accurate, esp. for the 10-day outlook. The days after a week out are completely a guess, IMO.
 
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