This winter has made me wonder if we have magically been transported to the Pacific Northwest or if we do still, in fact, live in Tucson.
Don’t get me wrong, I am really glad we are getting the rain. Now that I have some wet-weather riding gear, I actually enjoy riding in the rain.
Although, according to the photo, not many people at the University of Arizona enjoy it. (The bike on the right is mine, and yes, I did pick up the bike which had fallen into the mud.)
I’ll take a photo tomorrow morning to compare how many people seemed to take the rainy day off.
I’m wondering what you all think about riding in the rain? Do you have any tips or tricks to share?
Here are the things I’ve learned about riding in the rain:
- The proper gear makes a big difference. Rain proof jackets and pants really help. I also like my Buff head cover to keep the rain off my head.
- Fenders would probably help a lot, but I’ve yet to buy and install them.
- Bring an extra pair of socks to change into.
- Waterproof panniers would be nice, but you can wrap your stuff in plastic bags and put them in your panniers to get by.
- I hate the sand that gets everywhere when it rains. I have no idea how to prevent that.
- Riding in the rain makes me feel hardcore.
What about you? What tips or observations can you share?