Monday, July 18, 2016

Rain, Rain, Rain

I'm back in Fairbanks for a few weeks and just in time for a lot of rain. At least it isn't miserably hot anymore. I rode the Ural up to the Chatanika River on Sunday afternoon through a pretty steady shower and by the time I got home, water had worked it's way up the cuffs of my jeans. But everywhere else, including my hands and feet, were completely warm and dry.

On the way out, I noticed that the left front turn signal wasn't working so I assumed that the bulb just needed to be re-seated again. It turned to be a broken wire inside of the bulb housing. A quick fix at the Fox Spring turnout. No soldering needed.

Not much was very "picture worthy" around Fairbanks. The rain reduced visibility to the point where not even the surrounding hills were really visible. I spent much of today (Monday) at the university after stopping at College Coffeehouse. On the way home, I stopped to get some keys copied and rode around the back of the runway to see how high the water was on the Tanana as it has been raining pretty steadily for about 30 hours. You'd think that the fair was in town...


8 comments:

VStar Lady said...

This is definitely a summer for whining about the weather ... it's either too hot or too stormy. It's the same down here ... but I'm headed back to Canada, I hear the weather's better there ;oD

SonjaM said...

Same in Germany: too wet, too hot&humid, too stormy. No complaints about the weather in Iceland though, it was perfect.

redlegsrides said...

Hot and sunny here, the rain we do get is gone pretty quickly once the clouds stop occluding the sun. Steady rain would be welcome.

RichardM said...

Usually, the rainy "season" is around the first part of August. But if it's helping to tame some of the wild fires, then the rain is welcome.

RichardM said...

Iceland looked fantastic but then again I think the Black Forest pictures are fantastic as well. Maybe it's anything that isn't local...

RichardM said...

There are a number of fires in the interior and most of them are just burning (minimal firefighting) so the rain is probably helping to keep them manageable.

Trobairitz said...

Usually only rains that hard on special occasions hey?

I am surprised the Aerostich didn't keep the rain from picking up the pant legs. Too many puddles I guess. Or was the road one large puddle?

RichardM said...

The problem was the cuffs sticking out. It's supposed to be raining all week...