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  •  That seems difficult in Indiana, do you have (0+ / 0-)

    much trouble getting around?

    27, originally OK-1, currently NY-10. Former swingnut.

    by okiedem on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 03:13:00 PM PST

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    •  I actually just bought a car, but no license yet (3+ / 0-)
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      For the last couple years I've gotten around on my bike.

      25, Practical Progressive Democratic Socialist (-9.38, -8.51), Gay, IN-02 - Defeat Wacky Jackie!

      by HoosierD42 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 03:18:55 PM PST

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      •  how difficult has it been (0+ / 0-)

        to get around on your bike?

      •  I don't know how you do it (2+ / 0-)
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        For about a year three years ago my husband and I only rode our bikes. I found nothing more depressing than riding in the cold and rain to work at 5 AM, being soaked through three layers of clothes and having to carry my work clothes in a wet pouch on the front of my bike rolled up tight in ziplock bags.

        You are a braver man than I.

        Age 25, conservative Republican, WA-03 (represented by wonderful Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler)

        by KyleinWA on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 05:55:32 PM PST

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        •  Or maybe it just rains less in Indiana. :D (4+ / 0-)
          •  It dryer at the bottom of the ocean (5+ / 0-)

            than in Washington state.

            Mr. Gorbachev, establish an Electoral College!

            by tommypaine on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 08:03:25 PM PST

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            •  For the US, it's very rainy (0+ / 0-)

              But there are parts of Hawaii and some equatorial countries (e.g., Malaysia) that have much more rain.

              Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

              by MichaelNY on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 08:35:23 PM PST

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              •  Actually (1+ / 0-)
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                Seattle only gets about 35 in. rain per year, less than most of the east coast.  The gulf coast has around 60 in per year.  Only the mountains of WA have massive amounts of rainfall.

                •  I think the northwest (1+ / 0-)
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                  is known for it's rain too because when it rains...it rains. But  there is actually very little rain July-September, commonly with no rain at all for weeks at a time. Just wear a rain jacket in winter lol.

                  Age 25, conservative Republican, WA-03 (represented by wonderful Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler)

                  by KyleinWA on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 08:53:05 PM PST

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                •  Not "less" in frequency (2+ / 0-)
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                  Despite being on the margin of the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, the city has a reputation for frequent rain. This reputation stems from the frequency of precipitation in the fall, winter, and spring. In an average year, at least 0.01 inches (0.25 mm) of precipitation falls on 150 days, more than Boston (120 days), New York (113 days), Washington, D.C. (111 days), or Atlanta (107 days). It is cloudy 201 days out of the year and partly cloudy 93 days.
                  It may not rain as many inches, but it sure rains more often than the east coast.

                  Mr. Gorbachev, establish an Electoral College!

                  by tommypaine on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 08:54:46 PM PST

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                  •  Olympic National Pool, err, Park... 142 inches (1+ / 0-)
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                    At 37.41 inches (950 mm), the city receives less precipitation annually than Boston (43.70 in or 1,110 mm), New York (49.92 in or 1,268 mm), Washington, D.C. (39.67 in or 1,008 mm), Atlanta (49.68 in or 1,262 mm), and most cities on the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. Yet, due to local variations in microclimate, Seattle proper receives significantly less precipitation than some other locations west of the Cascades.

                    Around 80 mi (129 km) to the west, the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park on the western flank of the Olympic Mountains receives an annual average precipitation of 142 inches (3,610 mm). Sixty miles to the south of Seattle, the state capital Olympia, which is out of the Olympic Mountains' rain shadow, receives an annual average precipitation of 49.81 inches (1,270 mm).[69] The suburb of Bremerton, about 15 mi (24 km) to the southwest of downtown Seattle, receives 54.82 inches (1,390 mm) of precipitation annually.

                    Mr. Gorbachev, establish an Electoral College!

                    by tommypaine on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 08:57:50 PM PST

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              •  it rains more in Malaysia? (1+ / 0-)
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                no problem then.

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