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Bike Commute Diaries: Midsummer Morning Rain

22 Jul

Take off the cardigan or leave it on? If you don’t live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not realize that we don’t get measurable rain for months every summer. So when a freak July rain blew in this morning and I was wearing super-absorbent cotton, I had to decide. Pull over to stow the sweater and be cold on the ride, or wear it and risk sitting for hours in a wet sweater over a wet dress in an air-conditioned office?

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I tucked the cardigan in my pannier and rode off, shivering just a bit as the rain speckles darkened my dress. This being California, though, the rain stopped in five minutes. By the time I pulled up to my office building the breeze had blown my dress dry, and left this Louisiana girl warmly nostalgic for a warm summer rain.

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

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Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Commute Diaries

 

One response to “Bike Commute Diaries: Midsummer Morning Rain

  1. adventurepdx

    July 23, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Hey, if you want some of that summer rain, we got plenty of that in Portland right now. I can send some down. ;-)

    Seriously, I did a long ride yesterday and got caught in a few downpours. The good thing about it being in July was the wet clothes dried relatively fast. Relatively.

     

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