Around here the official rainy season begins on 1 October. Based on annual averages, by now we should have received some significant rainfall. Not the case. Not a drop has fallen, and we’re dry. Dangerously dry. Santa Rosa and northern Sonoma County just survived—barely—the impact of multiple days of “public safety” power shutdowns, mandatory evacuations, and (measured in terms of square miles burned) the biggest wildfire in our history. Thus, rain would be welcome.
But there’s none in the forecast. Not today and not in the long-range prognostication.
So what’s any self-respecting bicyclist to do in those conditions? Hop on two wheels and take advantage of clear weather….