I don't think about how long it takes me to gear up as I get ready to leave work. It is just something I do. However, it is a item of interest to some on my co-workers. "It must take you 10 minutes to put on all that stuff, " a co-worker said to me tonight as we were walking out of the Courthouse. And, she may be about right. I will admit I certainly don't hurry. I used to make an effort to make gearing up as "painless" as possible. There were times I fantasized about a Roadcrafter suit with its step-in, zip-up, and go convenience. And, while I experience sticker shock whenever I look at it, Heaven knows, Ive probably spent more on my arsenal of gear. But, truth be told, I've come to value the time it takes me to suit up. It provides a transition. It allows me to change gears, become mindful of the ride ahead, and leave work behind.
- 31F/-1C with abundant sunshine for the ride to work.
- 50F/11C with the moon in the lead for the home ride.