More riding in the rain

I’ve been making an effort to get out for brief rides in the rain, of which we’ve had no shortage for the past three weeks.

I have reservations for an expedition this summer, pedaling that will probably feature plenty of wind, rain, and chill. So I gotta test various combinations of gear in similar conditions while I have the opportunity.

Yes, I think it’s still raining.
I’m told the park is on the verge of closing again due to rising water flooding the paths. Already I’m the only one here.

They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

9 response to "More riding in the rain"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 13, 2023

    Betcha I know where you are going! X) Ain’t sayin”
    Should be an extraordinary venture!

    Maybe some fenders would come in useful?

  2. By: NancyG Posted: January 14, 2023

    Stalwart cycling there Bill! Fortunately it is not the coldest of climes where you live, but still β€” all that water! You have our curiosity up about your upcoming adventure ;’-).
    Be safe in all the rain.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: January 14, 2023

    It wouldn’t be right to ask you to reveal exactly where your summer expedition is going to be, but perhaps you could provide a hint–something more revealing than a place with “wind, rain & chill.” (Alaska? The Andes Mountains? Minnesota?) And how the heck is Rich so sure he knows where you’re going? And why ain’t he sayin’?

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 14, 2023

      Cause if there is one chance is a thousand of getting something wrong — I’m your guy.

      I was ‘certain’ it had to be Blue Mound Township with its changeable weather, OR, possibly Kickapoo Park.

      Oh well . . . . .

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: January 14, 2023

      Okay, I’ll see about dropping some clues in the coming days. Expedition isn’t until late June, and many a slip between cup and lip.

      Clue #1: It’s none of the three places you listed, although they all sound pretty good and maybe I should reconsider.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 14, 2023

        Ill betcha betcha betcha I know!

        Ill even lay my losing Mega Millions ticket on the line. πŸ™‚

        But I ain’t talking!

        Keep ’em suspenders! πŸ˜‰

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: January 15, 2023

    Love the bird’s eye view of your bike in the puddle!
    I think you told us already where you are headed in June, and said you are accompanying your Ace Support Crew while she hikes. But I have a bad memory and am not sure I remember the destination correctly. So I’m keeping mum, too.

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