To ride in the rain or not

Today I went to change to shorts and a t-shirt to ride home from Wilmington. When I got out from the bathroom it was pouring. I ended up waiting for the next train, taking that back to Newark, and then riding home the last bit in the rain. My shorts got wet, everything else stayed dry. One thing I learned about using the front bag with the brompton is that it blocks most of the rain that wets your shoes. It worked pretty well.

All the way home though I was thinking I should have just ridden in the rain. In hind site though I think I would have been miserable. I had a rain jacket, but my cotton shorts would have been soaked. And I was a bit cold after only 3 miles going home from the station.

Oh well. Next week will bring longer rides.

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