I just talked with a rider yesterday who rode to Seattle last year from his home in Southern Indiana. He talked about the beauty of the ride (of course) and mentioned the five days alotted for an unhurried trip. The more he talked the more anxious I became for the July '04 trip to begin. However ..............
......... he did say there were some delays due to inclement weather in the Northwest, namely "rain." He said that for the most part, he donned his rain-suit and kept on riding down the road. A couple of nights, though, he headed for a motel instead of looking for a cozy campground.
Now, I don't mind a little bit of rain. That's just Mother Nature keepin' us in line and watering some yards, etc. But I do recall last year at Charleston and how rainy mid-July can be when you leasts expect all that water. I, myself, prefer riding "dry" to "wet."
Knowing you can't fortell weather conditions in July, would a couple of local Spokanites comment on the odds of having wet weather during the upcoming mid-July Rally? I've never been that far to the Northwest but have this lurking feeling that every morning out there is damp and rainy. Am I all wet in thinking this? Should riders allow more time to get to the Rally due to potential rain?
Looking forward to your thoughts,