Riding the Storm Out 12

Visibility Low

Visibility Low

It was 40 degrees and raining sideways along the Puget Sound coastline. Cedars bent to the will of the wind, and we rode North on the Lower Magnolia Loop. With an eye on the clouds we stayed ahead of the rain until we turned back South, returning to Alki and met up with @mzsitka. She didn’t want to get cold so we didn’t chat for too long.

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

When the rain struck our faces in sheets like cold wet-naps, my choice in kit worked well. Nanoflex bib tights and a Gabba combined with an eVent shell made a neutral microclimate that beaded up good. The bootie-boots setup didn’t allow any soak through either.

Tights beaded up

Beaded up good, with the DWR doing its job

This ride is Photomapped on Google. It was a level down from the last time I #rodeinit. In the shower, when the secondary embro warmth tingled the thighs, I thought, that was a good ride.


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