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Spring has its Price: Rain

Some days you don’t see it coming. Some days it looms ominous but yields only grayness. And some days it reigns over your best-laid plans. Rain: drizzly, shower-y, intermittently, steady or downright heavy; in any form – we love it and we hate it.  As a cyclist, I do my best to avoid it.

photograph by Rohith Gunawardena

photograph by Rohith Gunawardena

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Stay Warm in Winter!

Two years ago I stopped hibernating in winter. No more hanging up my bike for a cycling hiatus and no more losing ground in my fitness level from months of inactivity. Not only is riding year round a great way to stay in great bikey shape, but riding in the fall and winter is invigorating and oh-so-beautiful. Yes, even here in Portland, Oregon, where there are plenty of dry days for us bicycling enthusiasts to enjoy.

There was a time I would have thought that anyone who rode in temperatures less than 70 degrees was simply nuts. I hate being cold, but I have also come to discover there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. Thirty-seven degrees outside? No problem. The sun is shining, it is not raining (saving that for another post), friends are waiting. Let’s ride!

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