My family says I am little hard headed...OK, very hard headed. I am looking forward to my first Bike Winter this year, and am happy with my set up for rain, but what about this wind in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon and through Thursday? Do you ride in it?
Last week, when we had a bit of wind, I did have to watch that I wasn't blown sideways in to cars....I think it was Saturday that it almost happened. That scares me. Now the work out you get riding in to the wind is awesome and this old lady loves to play and let the wind bring her to a stop. And with a tailwind I feel 12 years old!
This is a tough couple of days to commute coming up, but I find taking the train far more depressing so I will make my usual commute by bike.
I would advise reading the advisory before embarking, however...sounds like a lot of rain coming our way!
Last night on my way to work at 4pm it was slow and steady against the wind and rain heading north on Elston...basically right into the wind. On the way home at 9pm it was wet...but the with the wind at my back, I was all smiles (folks must have thought I was crazy).
It always helps to have some rain gear on...when I get soaked..it makes it much harder.
Then I worked this morning and was heading north again at 7am...started raining but the wind wasn't as bad...coming home at 3pm this afternoon was a breeze(no pun).
I'm fine tuning my winter gear and these last couple days has given me some good ideas at what I need to get.
1. some waterproof shoes, or something for my feet(chuck taylors only keep water off my toes)
2. water resistant gloves
3. different weather proof pants(leaking at the inner seam)