Elimloth (elimloth) wrote,

Rain, rain

Woohoo! This has been a turbulent week weather-wise. The Seattle area has been hosting numerous heavy buckets of water dumping squalls that last about an hour each. This makes it a challenge to ride to and from the office without getting wet. Actually, the temps are high enough (around 55-60F) to not make it that bad. I actually like the feel of rain rolling down my body. I think the heat moderating spandex and high metabolism created by all that bicycle riding makes the rain a pleasant experience. The fun part is riding faster than the clogged freeway traffic, though the looks people give me as I whoosh past them on the bike trail seems to indicate more of their sense that bicyclists are other-people, aliens with bright multi-colored skins.

I just plowed through the beginning of major downpour as I headed home today (this being the official Ride To Work day). Someone left the cake out in the rain; that is, someone broke a glass bottle on the 520 trail so a tiny glass shard worked its way into my front tire. With slick roads and a steep and curved downhill run, it was a wild ride trying to come to a stop on a flat tire without spilling onto traffic. No injuries nor falls, thank the stars. I must call Bellevue maintenance to sweep the trail.

The day is ending with a splendid splash of bright yellow sunlight high above the mixture of clouds and Olympic mountains, difficult to determine which is which. Weekend: ride around Lake Washington, maybe ride to Kent.

Speaking of Kent, John Palmer, I might pay you a short visit but I don't know where you live.

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