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I'm traveling to Greensboro, NC next week. Driving up on Sunday and back on Thursday. I want to ride the Fury, but I don't know about the weather. The ride is 5 hours on the interstate or 7 on the back roads. I know scattered T-storms means 30%-50% of the area will get wet. I hate unpredictable weather! Why can't we just know when it will rain and where??? :mad:

10 Day Weather Forecast for Greensboro, NC - weather.com
 

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About two weeks ago rode to NC (tail of the Dragon) from Chicago about 1400 miles to and back plus the miles just cruizin once we got there. Got caught in the Tennessee floods and crazy rain on the way home. Would I take the ride if I were you?

F-yeah I would!! Be prepared for the chance of rain and throw the rain suit on when needed!!


That was the craziest rain I have ever been caught in and the memories are forever. Ride on!!
 

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hell yea just ride dude, the weather people don't know what it's going to do, and you don't want to be like those HD guys! A guy I know is heading down to MB for bike week and he put his HD on a trailer. Spartanburg to the beach is only 230 miles or so, it is a HD I guess he wanted to make sure he got there and back without breaking down.....and he just made the comment last week that he is feeling like a real biker cause he just got a HD jacket that matches his bike and he has been wearing a durag alot! This week he is loading his bike on a trailer to go 230miles.......it's sad
 

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hell yea just ride dude, the weather people don't know what it's going to do, and you don't want to be like those HD guys! A guy I know is heading down to MB for bike week and he put his HD on a trailer. Spartanburg to the beach is only 230 miles or so, it is a HD I guess he wanted to make sure he got there and back without breaking down.....and he just made the comment last week that he is feeling like a real biker cause he just got a HD jacket that matches his bike and he has been wearing a durag alot! This week he is loading his bike on a trailer to go 230miles.......it's sad
WTF!!!! Haha, don't mean to bag on your friend but,,,, Damn that's funny.
 

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My rule of thumb has always been: If I can get to where I'm going DRY, I don't care if I get soaked on the way home... I can always throw clothes in the dryer and hop in the shower if I get caught in rain on the way back. But it sucks being wet when you get to where you're going and don't have dry clothes to put on. Or, you could pack a rainsuit if you have one. Check weather right before you leave and go for it if it doesn't look too bad
 

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I personally like back roads, when riding to Thunder Beach I made a 5 hour trip last 7. Can not trust the weatherman look outside that day and decide.
 

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Problem is what is outside in GA is not what is outside in NC. But yeah, I always take back roads, interstates scare the crap outta me. But then again that was when I was on a Shadow 600. But I'm thinking maybe truck the interstate up to about midway or until I start to get wet and then move to the back roads.
 

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We have a condo in PCB florida and when we are down there when a bike rally is on, or any other time really, I can't help but laugh at the bikes on trailers. I have never put a bike on a trailer and don't intend to...except for when we move to Florida. Can't very well drive a uhaul and my bike.
 

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My rule of thumb has always been: If I can get to where I'm going DRY, I don't care if I get soaked on the way home... I can always throw clothes in the dryer and hop in the shower if I get caught in rain on the way back. But it sucks being wet when you get to where you're going and don't have dry clothes to put on. Or, you could pack a rainsuit if you have one. Check weather right before you leave and go for it if it doesn't look too bad
Weather looks good tomorrow, why dont you ride to Vandalia? ( just north of Dayton)
 

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We have a condo in PCB florida and when we are down there when a bike rally is on, or any other time really, I can't help but laugh at the bikes on trailers. I have never put a bike on a trailer and don't intend to...except for when we move to Florida. Can't very well drive a uhaul and my bike.
I always figure once I get where I am going and I get rained on, just go to wal mart or such supplier for another cheap wardrobe. As far as trailers go they are a bunch there. When leaving on Sunday it was funny to see 5 or 6 people crammed in a pick up truck pulling a trailer while I was cruising and smiling :D .
 

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Made it in one piece and dry

Well I made it to Greensboro in one piece and dry. The weather was actually very nice. Opted for the interstate because I figured the drainage would be better if it started rain. I don't think I will be so lucky (staying dry) this week. Tomorrow is a 70% chance of "soaking rain"... That doesn't sound fun, but the store is only 3 miles.
 
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