The Weather and Dogs Wearing Hats


The first six weeks I lived in Seattle, didn’t know the Olympics were there. Then, like today, the clouds lifted. They’re usually not rolling with so much might, but our climate is changing. Looked like Wizard of Oz clouds. While shooting them, the dog walked by and is our official neighborhood weather indicator:

  • Green Jacket = Misty Morning
  • Green Jacket with Hat = Rain with the possibility of wind
  • Green jacket Hat off = Rain has passed, warming up.

Dog in a Hat

And later today I’ll dress accordingly for the ride. Good thing fabric tech is keeping up with the climate. On a sunny summer day, the dog has just a leash on and this one glorious afternoon he ran around without one!

A dog in a hat isn’t that uncommon for cyclists, Joe Parkin wrote a book about one.

Read more about riding in the Pacific Northwest in our magazine and last weekend we were soaked through and through.

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