I don't like to ride in the rain if I can help it. Some people love to ride in the rain, most don't . I don't.
OK, if you are caught by the rain during a ride, then thats tough luck, you put on the raincoat you have with you (we're in Belgium, we ALWAYS take a raincoat with us, right?) and you ride along, taking perhaps a shorter route home that you would have if it had remained dry.
A few summers ago - time flies, doesn't it - I got caught in a thunderstorm , found shelter, waited for the storm to end and rode on, but it was hot then, so I didn't mind.
I set out around 4pm today and while darkness gradually fell, so did the first drops of rain. I wanted to ride around 40K, the wind was still there but not as fierce as yesterday and with 10 degrees C it was hot for the time of the year. The first 20K were with the wind, and the raindrops, in my face but then I turned back and things became a lot easier and more comfortable, despite the rain that was now falling with big droplets. I got home relatively dry though and while I'm typing this, I see it's still not raining very hard, but steady big drops. Sometimes I get lucky.
Ride Stats : 38K and 250 heightmeters in 1h31
08-01-2007, 18:44 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf