It stopped raining sometime during the night, but because the air remained heavy the streets remained moist. On the way into work I encountered some slimy slippery spots at stops. It was like when it first rains and all the oil and crap hasn't washed away. One place was so bad that after I took off whenever I up-shifted my heel kept slipping off the lever.
When I got to work a couple of co-workers commented on how much nicer and safer my ride must have been this morning versus last evenings ride home in the rain. I thought about explaining to them how and why that just wasn't the case, but decided better of it. I've tried being enlightening to non-riders often enough to know better. I've watched the impatient meter rise and the "fidgets" begin more times than I'm proud of. I can sometimes be a slow learner. Instead, I just said, "Well, it was drier."
A big storm blew though Downtown this afternoon. It certainly washed the streets clear. It was finished before it was time to ride home.
|Lots of puddles on the streets and in my alley, but no raindrops fell on my head today.|
- 49F/9C and overcast for the ride to work.
- 56F/13C and dark for the ride home.