Monday, April 11, 2011
Dark Shiny Diamonds On The Street
Spending most of my life in Seattle, I am very used to the rain. But I never rode my bike in the rain. I think Billy Joel sang something about it being risky.
But I am committed to riding my bike for 30 days in a row, every day in April. Even the rainy days (or nights).
What I like about riding in the rain at night is seeing the droplets of water flying up off my front wheel in front of my headlight. They look like diamonds flying up toward me. It happens when I am going slow, so I usually only notice it in the very beginning, but it is strangely beautiful and a nice distraction during the slow warm-up period of my ride.
On Sunday, the weather improved, but was still cold. It was sunny and probably 63 degrees, but I thought it was warmer and wore a t-shirt and shorts...froze the entire way. 14 miles, starting with the La Canada hill.
10 days of Biking, so far so good. 20 days left.
Keep moving everyone!