It’s difficult to understand why this is something we’d look forward to doing. After all, 38F and rain is about as bad as it gets; the coldness finds a way in when it’s wet. Rain above 45 is no big deal, but at 38, you’ve got to take special precautions because our rides involve not just climbing but also descending, and there are times, and today was one of them, where the bottom of the hill just can’t come soon enough.
As was the case last week, we had to drastically shorten the ride, just climbing to the top of Kings and back, no run along Skyline, because we didn’t feel comfortable descending in questionable weather with a lot of cars on 84. Never an issue on Kings at that hour.
Nobody else out there. That’s unusual; even on the worst days we’ll occasionally see someone commuting on Canada.
While it’s kind of fun getting out there just because nobody else is, I’m definitely looking forward to Thursday’s forecast of no rain.