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A dark, rainy, chilly commute

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

My ride home from work was rather interesting. It was in the low 40s, raining, windy, and dark. This is some of the first rain we’ve had in months, aside from a few showers on Saturday, so we really need the rain, and I have been out of practice when it comes to riding in the rain.

Despite (or maybe because of?) the conditions, my ride home was surprisingly enjoyable. I feel a lot more confident in the rain with additional lights and reflective gear, and I’ve got my clothing figured out fairly well for the most part. I was also lucky that it was just a good steady rain, and not a deluge.

We had an unreal warm spell for a while, and now it’s cooling off once again.

I’m trying to psyche myself up for winter. I love winter riding, even though it is more difficult to ride as regularly. But, scenes like these get me pumped. All these are from winter rides I did last year. Mostly likely, it will be quite a while before we get any snow … I’m just thinking ahead.

6 Responses to “A dark, rainy, chilly commute”

  1. Tim S Says:

    When I saw the pics before reading, I was amazed that Bloomington had been hit with that Midwest snow storm that came through a few days ago, wherein we’ve stayed relatively warm. Funny.

    Yes, I plowed through the wet stuff yesterday afternoon. The feet didn’t get cold until a couple miles from the house, and a climb took care of that.

  2. Steve A Says:

    What IS that white stuff? Volcanic ash?

  3. Chris Says:

    I guess I can see that it might be fun to get out in that for a little while. But the conditions in Texas are so fine these days, I keep hoping they last longer.

  4. furiousBall Says:

    YEAH! I can’t wait for snow. I’m running more these days, and I love running in cold weather.

  5. RANTWICK Says:

    I’m itching for snowy rides too, although the bike still isn’t “ready”… those early snows are the best.

  6. Chandra Says:

    Brrrr….stay warm! The last photo is beautiful!!

    Peace 🙂

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