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Friday, October 14, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away...

It's the rainy season again in the PacNW. One could say that's most of the year, from September to July. And that's not too far from the truth... Not that this area gets more rainfall than other parts of the country, we just get more DAYS of rain. I just hate the unpredictability of the weather this time of year (and also in early spring).

Tuesday's lunchtime ride was wet. Very wet.

Last night's forecast said 20% chance of rain all day. As in not much at all. In fact, most likely it WOULDN'T rain, and I'd ride my motorcycle to work. Not that I'd melt or anything, I just don't care for dealing with darkness and rain at the same time.

Anyway, I woke up early (thanks Max), took a shower, then looked outside... Raining. It ebbed, then dowsed, then ebbed... I decided to ride anyway. My wife and I were joking that I'd be flipping the bird to the clouds as I rode in. That works, until I need to shift...

When I wheeled the bike out of the garage, the rain had pretty well stopped. "YES!"

I went back in, got suited up, walked outside... Raining harder again. Oh well. I'm dressed for it.

I passed some one riding a MTB on my way to work...

I guess the weather isn't all THAT bad.

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