When suiting up this morning for my commute in the pouring rain, I decided I wasn't being stubborn by not taking the bus or a ride from someone else while the car is in the shop.
No, I decided I was "thumbing my nose at adversity while giving Mother Nature the finger." Much more satisfying than being stubborn.
It was raining when I let the cat out at 3:30 this morning, but by the time we woke at 6:00 it had stopped. By 7:00 it came back with a vengeance. Heavy rain and some cross winds thrown in for good measure.
My commute is only 3 miles so I didn't have a chance to get chilly. People at work thought I was crazy for riding in this but it felt pretty good. My route didn't have much gravel and only two stop lights were red. Okay, I admit, I only have a total of 4 stoplights on my commute so I was running at 50%. Pretty good for Corvallis, home of the red light.
I enjoyed the ride this morning more than I thought I would. I almost felt like skipping in the rain by the time I got to the office....
I wouldn't be near that graceful wearing full battle regalia. Sure it was an inconvenience getting suited up for such a short distance and I had to have my visor open a bit to keep from fogging up, but I was enjoying myself and it got me back on two wheels, which I haven't been for several weeks.
I was already out and wet, too bad I couldn't have just kept riding.
On a side note, my Rev'it Siren jacket and First Gear pants kept me totally dry. Even my wallet and cell phone in the outer pocket of the Rev'it were dry. After this week I'll have to post up a review of my wet weather riding gear. It is supposed to rain every day this week, but I think I can handle it.
Hooray, less than 3 more weeks until spring. Oh wait, doesn't it rain in Oregon in the spring?
"How can something bother you if you won't let it?" ~ Terri Guillemets