A Cold, Wet Day and Evening..good for practice

Today--as the title of this post stated--was cold and wet. Not the dangerous frigid cold you get in mid-winter, but that bone-chilling wet-cold that can only come in the spring. And it's been sort of snowing and raining for the better part of the day. Anyhow, I mentioned in a previous post how dismayed I have been at the continual money pit of car ownership (and that my pickup has to be repaired before it passes inspection by the end of the month), and that I have been considering finally selling the truck and going car-free...at least as a test run. Interestingly, in my mind I already am car-free...well today was a test. Sure riding a bike is fun when it's nice out...but it's not always nice out. Rain is my least favorite element to ride in. But still I rode my bike in the snow/rain the short distance to-and-from work today, and this evening I wanted to go to the health club and by this time it was coming down pretty hard. While my truck is still "legal," it's really not safe until it gets repaired. So I had two choices: I could stay home or I could ride in the rain. I chose the latter, and you know what...I didn't melt. But I have to admit that the steam room at the health club felt extra good today, as does the heat from the wood stove as I type these words. Small steps, that's how it's done.

Urban Simplicity.


Anonymous said…
Cold and wet are too things I avoid when it comes to riding as well (well...cold actually "sets off" pain and other issues wth old injuries,but I digress...I don't like it none-the-less,LOL!),mad props for going anyways. Maybe that'll help me knowing someone else did it next time I'm deciding drive or ride :)

The DC