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Bike Commute Diaries: Drowned Rat in 2 Min Flat

07 Mar

The morning forecast said 70% chance of rain by 6 o’clock in the evening. But after a couple of false alarms with storms that fizzled more than drizzled, I grabbed my red trench coat instead of my rain burka. At 6 o’clock I walked out of the office. Pah, it wasn’t even sprinkling! I rolled down the trail with a little smile on my face.

Just as I reached the train station, the sky opened up and rain poured down. My face tells the rest of the story.

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About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve learned about bicycling for transportation.

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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in Commute Diaries

 

2 responses to “Bike Commute Diaries: Drowned Rat in 2 Min Flat

  1. bicycletravels

    March 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Once wet, I usually enjoy riding in the rain… just maybe not in a red trench coat! ;)

     
    • ladyfleur

      March 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      The coat works great in light rain, but this rain was out of control. But on the plus side, my dress underneath stayed dry and once I took off the coat you would never have known I had been in a rainstorm.

      For road and MTB rides, I’m also good in light to moderate rain as long as I stay moving and it’s not too cold. But once I stop moving it gets cold really fast. The worst was a day I got stuck in hail in summer gear on a descent down Mt Lassen.

       

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