That Rain Was Real Pointy Today…

Written by Boston Biker on Dec 09

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And there was a fair amount of wind as well.  But you know what, I rode my bike, and so did hundreds of other people.  Because there is no such thing as bad weather, only poor clothing choices.

I had my rain pants on, my rain jacket, some water proof gloves, and I was happy, warm and dry.  And as an added bonus everyone at work got to say (for the 1000th time), “You rode your bike to work today!?!”

When I went outside and the rain bounced off my arm and hits me in the face with a little sting I briefly questioned my “year round biking lifestyle,”  but when I got to the Longfellow and saw the poor poor people packed like fish into the red line, I knew I had made the right choice.

99 out of 100 days riding your bike to work is like enjoying a fine piece of chocolate, or a spring day, or a kiss from a loved one, but once in a while its total shit.  Today was that day, as will be roughly 3.65 days this year (if it really is 99 out of 100) when riding your bike to work is not that fun.  You can make it more fun with proper clothing, but sometimes it just a little bit of an uphill struggle.  I see the very few bad days as my payment for the hundreds of amazing ones.  A small price to pay.


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2 Responses to “That Rain Was Real Pointy Today…”

  1. By Dotbiker on Dec 9, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, I rode my folding Dahon today since it is my only bike with fenders and its pretty close to the road in case I slipped. I have a quick down hill very early in my ride and how I feel after that determines if my clothing choice was right enough. Wow! The rain stung, or was it sleet? After that it wasn’t much fun going down my last descent as the Morton Brothers, who usually drive the salt truck in that neighborhood, must have gotten relocated. No sting there as my hands were firmly on the brakes the whole way down. They’re still out there in Dot as I had to avoid a couple of PILES of salt there.

  2. By KillMoto on Dec 10, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, miserable weather can make biking uncharacteristically miserable. But it absolutely makes driving (more) miserable, as it does riding the bus or the T.

    Crappy weather days are the best days to ride, if one does not have the option to stay home ;)

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