Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Rains Had Come

Yes, I rode to work today.

While the ride in this morning was dry, by mid-morning the rains had come.

I've mentioned before that I like to ride in the rain. Walking in the rain? Not so much.

There is a sandwich shop in the lobby of the building at 1010 Market Street. Getting there isn't much more than crossing the street. I like this space. It is simple and on a chilly, rainy January day it is warm, green and inviting.

It rained pretty much all afternoon.
And, it was still raining when it was time to head home.

Yes, I did get to ride in the rain.

Notice there is no longer fogging happening between the lenses of my helmet. Thanks to electrical tape the leak has been sealed. Much less costly than buying a new visor. I don't think it looks too bad.
The evenings have been getting noticeable lighter, but...

tonight it was definitely dark when I got home.
  • 32F/0C and overcast for the ride to work.
  • 35F/2C , light rain and dark for the ride home.


  1. You were wearing black in your photos before. Do you not wear something reflective or colorful at any time? I wear a bright yellow jacket over my leather one and will be getting a bright colored helmet soon, that way I don't always have to wear the yellow jacket. But I like being super visible.

    1. There is a reflective "Rounders" decal on the back of the helmet. I didn't have many color choices in this particular helmet, but wanted it for its features. The black jacket has a large reflective X on the back, but the X is usually covered with a bright yellow Overboard backpack. My mesh jacket is silver and beige. My medium weight jacket is yellow. My rain jacket is a hi-vis yellow/green and my rain gloves are orange. I do own a white helmet but, sadly, it is one I dislike. I have an orange helmet that I wear sometimes. So, at times i am more colorful than at others. Most of my gear comes as closeout so the color sort of happens. That said, I think it is good "being super visible."

  2. Thanks for that info. I could not imagine riding where you ride and not being color visible in some way!