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Yuck.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

My ride home from work was rather … interesting. It was the perfect combination of my least favorite commuting conditions: Completely dark. Temps in the 30s. Pouring down rain. With 20 mph winds.

I’ll take snow over this, any day. There’s just no way to stay warm when you are that wet. And no way to stay dry when it’s pouring that hard. And no way to see, when your glasses are covered in raindrops, and fogging up. Rain drops pelted my face, stinging, until the numbness set in. In hindsight, I should’ve had another layer or two of clothing.

So, it wasn’t exactly a glorious day for commuting. These things happen, but I made it anyway.

Tomorrow looks to be interesting as well, but with snow, rather than rain, and 50 mph winds. Whatever the conditions are where you’re riding … be careful out there!

6 Responses to “Yuck.”

  1. Eric Says:

    I just rode home in 30mph pelting ice pellets, with a fine inch of wet slush on the ground. Lousy weather all around!

  2. Steve A Says:

    Y’all are more dedicated than I!

  3. Chandra Says:

    Glad you made it home safe! I hate getting my glasses wet and stuff. Adds to the complication 🙁
    That’s why I wish contacts would work all the time but they don’t.
    Be safe tomorrow!
    Peace 🙂

  4. Chris Says:

    I like going out in less than optimal conditions and telling myself, “Yeah, I’m hardcore!” So, I like a little suffering to make me feel a little more authentic.

    But, I’ll be honest with you, I don’t like it that much.

  5. Apertome Says:

    Haha. I normally enjoy riding in sub-optimal conditions, but not so today. A rare occurrence, really, but it goes to show, bike commuting isn’t all fun and games (only about 95%).

  6. Doug Says:

    Tough conditions. Some of the hardest to motivate yourself to get out in. I totally understand. I’d rather ride in 10 below than heavy rain and 30.

    But I have to say, once I get through conditions like this, I really feel I can ride in anything. It’s pretty satisfying.

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