Tuesday 18 May 2010

Wet and cold

Or is it cold and wet? All the winter gear has been dragged out of storage, and in the process I have discovered that my 'waterproof' shoe covers are knackered. They are made out of thick neoprene, and have a zip up the back. The zip on one of them has gone, and I am stuffed if I am going to ride around with only one shoe cover.

Consequently, both feet got wet and cold today. My rain jacket is too thick, so my upper body was steaming. When I got to work, I really needed to have a cold shower whilst standing in a bucket of hot water (in order to thaw out the feet).

In the heat of summer, we yearn for the cooler months. Right now, with winter only just beginning, I'm already thinking how nice it will be when it gets sweaty again.

I saw only two other cyclists on the road today. All the fair weather wimps have given up and bought bus passes. The second cyclist was cruising along the footpath in jeans and no helmet. When I got alongside, I looked over and he had a cigarette dangling from his lips as well. I guess it takes all sorts...


john@heneedsfood said...

I don't know how you do it in weather like this. You're mad! This damn rain needs to stop so I can find where that leak is in the kitchen roof ... grrr

Boy on a bike said...

One word - infantry. Compared to my experience as a part-time footslogger, this is sheer luxury! Hot showers and nice food at the end of a ride; a warm dry bed at the end of the night. What more could you want (apart from dumplings)?