Rainy Sunrise Commute
We had a lot of thunder and rain at 5:00 am this morning, so we (mainly me!) succumbed to the temptation to just stay in bed rather than do an indoor run. When I got up the second time and looked at radar, it looked like the bulk of the bad stuff would be past us by the time I got ready to leave, so I determined it to be safe enough to bike to work and got ready.
It was still raining pretty hard when I left the house, but I’ve got my good headlight back, reasonably decent batteries in my tail lights and spoke lights, so I didn’t worry too much about it. The worse thing about today’s ride was the north wind that slowed me down a little more than the rain would have normally. My rain gear kept me reasonably dry and comfortable and it was actually a pretty pleasant ride in.
As I started getting close to the fitness center, I could tell the rain was letting up, and could even see some color forming in the eastern sky. I stopped for the above pic at just the right time, because it didn’t last long at all. It was something of an odd moment – getting a sunrise picture like that while standing in the rain!
Rumor has it that we may be close to getting our showers back at work, and I couldn’t be more happy. The fitness center works since it’s only two blocks from my office, but it adds extra steps. The rain compounded the situation today, as I managed to let the bike slip while I was unlocking it and got a nice chain-ring tattoo on my pants leg for my efforts!
Enough complaining, though. It still beats driving to work.
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