Yes, it rained today. No, I did not ride.
But in the meantime, look at these crocus that are coming up in the front yard!!
No, I don’t like to ride in a winter rain. I don’t expect my hard-core commuting friends to reject me since they may have acted likewise earlier in their lives. Perhaps I will get a good set of rain gear and try some wet rain-riding to work and home. Perhaps.
Speaking gear, I invite you to celebrate with me. Last April I bought fenders and panniers for the Steed.
Based on three criteria: 1) Current price of gas when I fill the truck 2) Distance to work (ten miles rounded off) 3) MPG as used by the truck (this varies), I have saved enough on gas by commuting to pay for these new additions. Hooray. I will take Jan out to dinner and not invite our daughter, HA! I’ll hear about that one….
I know there are folks out there who sometimes struggle in the morning to do the commute, but I am not to that place yet, if ever. I am still experiencing the ‘I Find It Hard To Grasp That I Am So Blessed To Be Able To Do This!’ phase of cycling. I have gone out to the garage for something, seen the bikes, and broken out into a stupid grin. I know all seasons of life pass and this will too.