Yee haw. The daphne is blooming (never mind that it lost all its leaves) and so are the daffodils. Spring must be here.
However, it's T minus 11 days before the official April 15 start date for 52 rides in 52 weeks. Get out the rain gear!
|Frog Tog Dirt Bike Rain Gear|
|Manzella ragg wool mittens from Campmor|
Ready, set ... bike! ...
Well, maybe tomorrow.
Even Bike Hugger blog writer Byron, a seriously macho and dedicated cycler, waits out hail. An excerpt: "I’ve ridden in sideways, full-frontal, deluge, drizzle, mist, freezing, bounce-off-the-top-tube-into-your-face rain. Snow, blizzard, freezing fog, and wet dust storms that spit mud drops. On one particularly epic Mt Rainer ride, a Forest Service Ranger handed me a plastic garbage bag so I could make it down the road a few thousand feet into warmer weather. I shivered so badly, the bike shook.
When the temps dip below 32, I don’t ride. Here in Seattle temperatures that low don’t last long. And I stop for hail too, it’s just really unpleasant. Wait a while and it’ll pass."
Image and excerpt source: Bike Hugger , a great cycling blog. This post features tips on wet weather gear.