I've been enjoying it. You can warm up when it's 60 degrees in the rain without any rain gear. In fact, when it's not cold, wearing any kind of waterproof gear will make me sweaty. I've just been wearing swimming shorts, some open shoes, and a shirt. When I get to work, change into regular clothes and dry the wet clothes.
Definitely helps to have milk crates, panniers, etc. You can put the spare clothes/backpack in the cargo area and waterproof it with a large trash bag. It's always more comfortable anyways to have stuff not on your back.
I try to look at it with persepective. If this was the beginning of spring, I'd be ecstatic to have the temperature we're having now, regardless of rain.
Also, it makes me feel very "macho" to not be intimidated by some mere H20:)
I'd rather be dry inside eating my nacho chips than trying to be macho.
I noticed on Monday that I passed considerably fewer southbound commuters on the LFP than I usually do. Fair weather commuters? Of course I wussed out on Tuesday because my so-called rain jacket simply gets wet and then leaks completely through. The leaking, coupled with no breathability means I arrive to work pretty much soaked through. I'm hoping the rain breaks or my new jacket arrives before I have to go back to work on Friday.
Melissa Ferguson said:
I was soft this am and did not ride. It was a good day to sleep in, which necessitated a taxi ride. That said, I typically LOVE riding in the rain, because it means the lakefront path is pretty much clear of all the folks who don't have a clue what they're doing!!!!
Wind advisory through early Friday morning:
So much for that thought. Now it's pouring again. *sigh* Looking forward to Friday...