Monday, July 14, 2008

Sweet, Glorious Rain!

Yesterday I made a point of not wearing my rain gear. It rained like crazy.

...Not that I got out riding

In the last couple days, we desert-dwellers have already gotten more rain than we got all last summer. Hooray for over 5 inches of rain!

On the news, they interviewed some poor, soaked, incoherent biker who made NO sense. Had they stopped me (more correctly, had I allowed them to talk to me), I would have said something like "HELL YEAH! RIDE IN RAIN! RAIN AWESOME! YOU NO RIDE, YOU TOTAL WUSSY!"

That's how you win people over to year-round commuting.


irondad said...

Such charm and elegance! Me go now. Find rain. Show I not wussy!

Kano said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to Oregon. We Oregonian Motorcyclists like to think of rain as nothing more than a "decent shower and bike wash!"

Balisada said...

I have always liked riding in the rain.

Sometimes I my socks get squishy, but I find it relaxing.


Lady Ridesalot said...

Hi Lucky! Lady R here. I have visited your blog a few times before, but Irondad's most recent post brought me back again. If you don't mind, I would like to link to your blog. I check posts everyday and it's easier if I can put you in my favorites.

On another note...Marco's Pizza on Beach Front Rd. (I think that's the street) in Panama City is a must try! It has great tasting pizza, all "real" ingredients, and to top it off, the owner is a really cool biker. We go there and hang out during Thunder Beach and eat pizza, drink beer and shoot the shit with other bikers.

Come on over and visit my blog sometime. Ride safe.

P.S. I really don't like riding in the rain, but I do when necessary. I guess I'm a wussy! Check out my post, "A Girl And Her Boots".

Lucky said...

irondad - we all know you're not a wussy

kano - funny, I think the same thing here in Arizona. Everyone else thinks I'm nuts. I expect I'd fit in well up there.

balisada - I like it too, though rain has angered the Triumph's kill switch in the past. Hopefully that was a one time occurrence.

lady ridesalot - Welcome! I'm perfectly ok with people linking to my site, I'll be sure to put up a link to your blog.

Thanks for the pizza tip. If I'm ever down that way I'll check it out.