It's true – I am a fair weather cyclist. I was reminded of all the reasons I choose to not ride in the rain during my ride around Woodside this morning.
Slick roads, slick tires, brakes that don't work, lower visibility, stupid pedestrian tricks (walking on the road when there was a perfectly good trail… on a narrow road, side by side with dogs and on-coming traffic as I was going downhill with wet brakes – sorry to rant!) and slick manhole covers.
The weather was a little overcast when I set out but the fog lowered and it started drizzling just as I was at the half way point of my ride. Oh well – the upside was that the air was fresh with that early-rain-after-a-long-summer smell.
Too bad about the rain – I think I may have another month of regular riding before having to pick the dry days. Back to the stationary bike after that!