Commuting in the Rain
Another downfall to depending on your bike every day to commute is you have to brave the elements. Hahaha! I don’t live in Wisconsin anymore, so the only elements here are wind and rain. Well, I’m finding even rain sucks. Big time. The good news is that the weather in the city and the weather where I work are completely different ecosystems. The bad news is that if you commit to rain gear, you are toting around rain gear all day, even if it’s sunny down on the peninsula.
Today it was down-pouring rain, so I had no choice but to commit to the rain gear. This is my full get-up: tank top and t-shirt underneath, my running pants that wick (and dry quickly), my polka dot Aldo galoshes, and my knight’s huge jacket that is rain repellent. It’s so huge it fits over my 17.6 lb. back pack. (Yes, I did actually weigh it so that you can understand the intensity of the weight I carry each day on the bike. It’s good so that I understand why I don’t want to gain an extra 17.6 lbs. and work that much harder at life.) One thing I’m finding that I need to add to my wardrobe is clear glasses so that I can see when I bike super fast in the rain. Anyhow, I’m thankful I remembered to pack all items of my work outfit today because it might be kind of awkward to forget a bra or shoes. Awkward for my coworkers, of course.