Riding my bike can be a huge stress reliever. I usually end rides with more energy, more upbeat, and just happy. Not so much yesterday. I waited till about 2 to leave. It seemed most of the rain was gone and the roads were starting to dry up. I grabbed the Evergreen and headed into the wind, NE.
About an hour in the sprinkles started and quickly converted into a light rain. I stuck to gravel as much as I could as the gravel was absorbing most of the water. Eventually the gravel became saturated and the water started to pool. I was pretty wet and decided it was time to get home. I jumped on the pavement and headed back. By the time I finished (3 hours) my hands were worthless, my shoes were squirting water out the vents under pressure, and my bike was making fun noises.
Screw this ride.
I think it was actually the whole week of crappy weather that finally got to me. Man I was crabby for a bit after my ride!
The Evergreen is coming to the shop with me this morning to get a cleaning. I may ride this afternoon...not sure. Tomorrow is Harper's Birthday so riding will be when/if it works.