Bring May Showers.
Four possible days of riding in this much hyped "Ride Your Bike to Work Month".
Spent it in my truck...banging my head on the steering wheel. It was beautiful. Alas I had to drive in to pick up a bike and drop it off at a local shop. Bummed
Rode in and tempted fate. A storm was percolating but wasn't supposed to pour into Seattle until later in the evening. So I did what anyone would do...I pulled on my Carharts and rode in without fenders. Leaving the Raleigh MotherShip after work I immediately regretted my choices.
*5 minutes into the ride I had water drops building on the brim of my cap
*10 minutes - I could feel the bottom of socks getting wet
*15 minutes - Receiving the 'double team' from up above and below...my Carharts gained 10lbs
*25 minutes - Road grit that built on my saddle and pants starts making an unnerving crunching sound
*35 minutes - I turn down a beer because I still have another 5 miles to get home...does that give ya'll an idea as to how bad it was?
*45 minutes - Is something starting to chafe?!
*52 minutes - I'm standing in a puddle...that I'm creating...in my kitchen
50 mph gusts and my shoes were still bloated. The only question crazier to ask me than "did you drive" would be "would you like bacon with that"
The sun came out that afternoon.....(insert expletive here)