Monday, November 9, 2009

Cycling in the Rain

On Saturday morning I got up early and decided to go for a ride. After all it was early November in the Pacific Northwest so it should be a great day for riding. The one thing I forgot was that most of the rides in November where I live contain plenty of "Liquid Sunshine". I still wanted to ride so I gathered up my rain gear and headed out. Normally, the Centennial trail is incredibly crowded when the weather is good but on a rainy early Saturday morning this is what the trail looked like.


I had the trail pretty much all to myself. I only saw 2 other cyclists out and they were really pounding away and looking like they were having a great time sprinting for fictitious sprint points.

Once I got used to the rain and my body acclimated to the colder weather the ride was great. I'm looking forward to some more early morning liquid sunshine rides in the future.

5 comments:

JoLyn said...

That's dedication!

Jenny-Jenny said...

Way to go. I don't mind the wet nearly as much as I hate being cold on my bike.

Lizzylou said...

I'm opposite of Jenny, I don't mind being cold, but I can't stand the rain. To take it one step farther, I don't really even mind the rain coming out of the sky, but I really mind the rain coming up from the road, the stuff that doesn't quite get stopped by the fender.

Powerful Pete said...

Hello there Mike. Happened upon your site via Fatcylist. Hope you don't mind my visit!

Fascinating picture. I wish we had bike paths like that here in Rome...

Sounds like a dream ride!

331 Miles said...

Liquid sunshine. I like it.