For one of our bike rides, we ended up going through the hillier streets of West Hartford. In the rain. On the one hand, it was a great way to get used to riding in bad weather. On the other hand, it was raining.
We went round and round the course, up the hills and down the hills, up the hills and down the hills. At least I remembered my rain coat this time.
It was a great way to see how differently your bike behaves in the rain, since I would normally never ride in the rain. For that matter, why was I riding in the rain today? I did notice how long it took my brakes to slow me down, how bad the visibility was and how wet my tush was at the end of the ride.
As we pulled into the parking lot, the rain finally started to taper off. The lesson I learned is that it’s a good idea to have a spare pair of socks after a workout.
Published May 21, 2013