Yep, I know the weather has been awful. I am willing to trash talk the weather with you as much as you want to. But today, I had a change of heart. I wanted to commute by bicycle to work. I knew it was going to rain today but I did it anyway. And it was fine.
I can do rain, but cold and rainy isn’t my thing. Finally, it was about 50 degrees this morning and dry when I left. It was perfect for me to make a break for it.
It has been long said in bicycling that there is no bad weather, just bad clothing choices. I think I have my rain gear dialed in pretty good. I have started using a North Face rain jacket and I have never been so pleased. Most rain jackets work like a garbage bag trapping as much moister inside as they do outside. Not so with the NF. This jacket breathes so well, that I surprise myself every time I ride in the rain.
This time was no exception. I had jeans and a cotton button down shirt on. It was as dry as when I started. I am very happy with that.
I have also switched to a Bern Helmet this year. It kept my warm and dry in the rain. I will start to complain about this helmet when it gets hot out, but for now, I am happy with my lid.
So even if the weather isn’t ideal, give it a try. You might surprise yourself with a great ride too.