Fender suggestions for a road bike [more inside]
I need to identify certain areas of the world - figure zip cod/international analogue is discrete enough, although more granular is preferred - which meet a variety of meteorological conditions. [more inside]
Help me pick a nice waterproof, breathable shell for (long) day hikes and possible backpacking. [more inside]
Is rain ruining the appliances I'm supposed to Freecycle? [more inside]
Looking for information about rain gear for hunting and fishing. [more inside]
I always wear/use leather in rain but they always tell me it's wrong for the material. This is a bit naive but I'm wondering what high quality good looking materials work for coats and bags in rain? I don't mean plastic or nylon looking stuff (although if they're technically the best I'd like to know) but more stylish.. let's say upto $1k/coat
Recommendations for instrumental music that goes well with rain? [more inside]
It's raining in Philadelphia and in the living room. What should we do? [more inside]
I'm searching for an old BBC-style Sound Effects recording. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
Is city rainwater "dirtier" than country rainwater? [more inside]
I don't like being wet! Please give me your rain hacks! [more inside]
When I walk in the rain, why does the calf of my right pant leg get much wetter than that of my left? [more inside]
Help me winterize my bike [more inside]
What are some films similar in atmosphere to Polanski's The Ghost Writer
(The Ghost) [more inside]
Can you point me to shoes that won't cause me to slip, fall, and die? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best packable raincoat/jacket/poncho out there. [more inside]
I'm looking for information regarding the safety of using water from a rain barrel in a vegetable garden. Has anyone seen any studies that test water from a rain barrel to determine its quality? How would I go about getting water tested to make sure it's safe?
Help me find songs about water and weather! [more inside]
Goddamnit, why does my apartment smell like cat pee? Difficulty: I don't have a cat, and I live in a pets-verboten building. Preliminary research suggests it may be mold? [more inside]
Help me find something fun to do on a rainy day in Tokyo. [more inside]
When I'm at work or at home and I want to concentrate on coding I often plug my ears into the sound of rain and thunder (usually courtesy of http://www.rainymood.com/).
I'd like to extend the experience of immersing myself in a rainy day even further - so I thought I'd ask the hive if it knows of any screen savers / other apps that package a realistic visual and audial experience of rain together.
In my mind, I'm imagining a viewpoint across a park with heavy rain falling on trees, wind whipping through leaves, branches swaying, thunder and lightning in the distance -- but anything that brings the experience at looking out at a rainy day would be welcome.
I'm open to suggestions about video files, streaming cameras, screen savers, anything else, as long as the rain is the major theme. Bonus points for lack of relaxation / pan pipe music in the background.
What say you, Hive? Can you help?
How do I de-fog my windshield without air-conditioning on a cold, rainy day? [more inside]
Will rain do any damage to my pea coat? I'm going to Ireland next month and I expect I'll get caught in the rain a time or two. Will the rain do any harm to my pea coat that's labeled "80% wool, 15% polyester, 5% other"?
If I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in late September/early October, should I be concerned about the weather? [more inside]
What are some good-sounding, relatively cheap TV speakers? [more inside]
Where have you found good long streaming/mp3 sources for nature sounds, like rainfall or oceans or crickets? This question was asked and partially answered before (in 2005
and again in 2006
) but here we are almost in 2010 so I figure there must be some new stuff out there. [more inside]
I'm entertaining guests from India in LA tomorrow for the whole day, and all my plans are being scuppered by a forecast of rain. What can we do in the LA area (don't mind driving pretty much anywhere) that won't be compromised by grey clouds and rain? [more inside]
Underground in a secret lab, the hive mind works feverishly and with a single purpose: to create...the perfect Boston bicyclist! Impermeable to wind, water, ice, slush, and mud, there's nothing Boston can throw at him that he can't handle! [more inside]
I've read this
, and this
but I'm looking for something more casual and maybe a low top shoe that I can wear to/from and at work or school. [more inside]
Why did my Subaru outback lose power steering on this rainy night? [more inside]
Questions about bike gear for the rainy season. [more inside]
Possibly going to move and work as a caretaker of a small farm-sanctuary in upstate NY. The problem? It's on a windy, steep dirt road and my car is less than good. Help! [more inside]
Can I get notification of amount of rainfall? [more inside]
What should I cook in my small kitchen for a rainy barbecue? [more inside]
Ok I'm convinced, I want an "eVent" waterproof jacket. The problem is I want to try it on (hopefully in New York City or surrounding area) and eVent is a terrible name to Google. [more inside]
Looking for alternative Independence Day activities in New England... [more inside]
Challenge: find me that movie/tv movie for children. I remember this one from my childhood, but don't remember the title. Can you help? It rains every day except once a year. All of these children are in school and looking forward to the sun coming out. One little girl is locked in a closet by some mean bullies and misses the sun coming out. She misses the grass growing, the flowers blooming, and all the frolicking. The end is her running through the flowers/rain after she got out somehow. Anyone remember this? Probably late 70s or early 80s.
What boots can I wear that will keep my feet dry and look good with business clothes? [more inside]
Bike Filter: I'm looking for a cro-moly steel frame and fork that can handle disc breaks and enough clearance for fenders and has track drop outs with a road bike geometry. [more inside]
How do fellow Pacific Northwesters deal with rain-induced depression? [more inside]
Laptop rain cover/bag... does such a thing exist? [more inside]
Please teach me how to get into a car, in the rain, with an umbrella, without soaking myself. [more inside]
Rainwater collection, on the cheap, in a rental? [more inside]
Tomorrow afternoon, I'm driving south on Hwy 1/Big Sur Coast Highway from Monterey to Lucia. I've never driven this road before, and I'll be alone. Thing is, it's supposed to rain hard tomorrow and apparently Big Sur Highway + lotsa rain = rock & mud slides. Unfortunately, dodging mudslides while driving along rainy cliffs aren't exactly skills I've developed living in pancake-flat Houston. Does it really get that treacherous? Should I postpone this trip for a less rainy season? If not, what are you supposed to do if you see a bunch of mud and rocks tumbling towards you and your rental car? [more inside]
TV Movie ID: A sci-fi-ish TV movie from the 1980s which mostly featured children living on a planet where it never stopped raining. [more inside]
Protecting your bike from snow and rain? [more inside]
Should we go to St. Lucia for our honeymoon next week, or hold out for better weather? [more inside]
So we've had about 6 inches of rain in the past 3 days, and I think I need to buy an umbrella. [more inside]
Anyone have any good DYI ideas on how to keep your bag dry in the rain while biking? Some kind of plastic cover with elastic? [more inside]
My landlord refuses to install rain gutters and so every time it rains we have to jump over a deep puddle that forms by our front steps. What can I put there temporarily that will keep us from stepping into the puddle? I'm thinking bricks of some kind but is there a better solution? The puddle is usually about four to six inches deep and a few feet around.