I usually only ride when the weather is nice because I'm a sook now and own a car. No sense getting all geared up for a short little ride to work. Besides, this guy said it'd be sweet...Man, has my opinion of him gone down hill!
It was a nice dry ride in but while in a meeting this afternoon there was a thunderous noise above me which kinda sounded like heavy rain...hmmm...
It didn't last long but there were a few more heavy showers and there was a very light rain as I walked out to the bike. I decided that today was a good day to break out my cheap Warehouse yellow leggings...My work shoes would have to do...
Leaving work it started to rain heavier and the road was slippery as I nailed it out the gate. A bit of wheelspin and a bit of sideways action and I was into the traffic and heading homeward. Then it really started to rain...
|Like this, but wetter|
Initially my gear was holding out well but the rain had better ideas. The closer I got to home the harder it rained, there was more surface water and even the traffic was splashing me as it went past. It was great fun but chinks were starting to appear in the waterproofedness of my gear.
The yellow pants were fantastic but sitting on the bike drew them up enough to expose the bottom of my trouser legs and of course my socks and shoes. I was starting to become aware of how wet the rain was.
By the time I got home (about 15 minutes after leaving work) the rain had penetrated through my jacket (I was wearing an ancient Spidi jacket that hasn't been waterproof for some time) and jersey and my gloves were soaked through. The dog heard me arrive so he joined in on the fun standing out in the pouring rain while I opened the gate and parked the bike in front of the shed.
Getting inside it was a toss up who was wettest and my jacket is hanging up dripping onto the old towel that I used to dry off the dog. The rest of the gear is either hanging up to dry or in the hot water cupboard.
I still say, it was a fun ride!