Rain Pants = Greatest Invention Ever
I rode my bike this morning in this nor' easter that is hanging around. T bailed on me - can't say I blame her but my options are limited so I still biked. I had just gotten some new rain pants in the mail and was debating keeping them. Well, the weather decided for me. They were great! They kept me warm and dry! I put them on over my bike shorts. They are made for a man or woman (boo) so they were slimmer in the hips than I wanted (why I was going to maybe not keep them) but I loved the two places you could cinch them to keep them away from the chain.
I was warm for most of the ride. I also had new gloves on which worked great. A lot of my ride was uphill which was perfect. Once I hit the long downhill stretch (the header on my blog) is when I got cold. My feet were soaked and never warmed up after that. I had only a few miles to go so I was okay. When I was going on my "canopy" road there was snow on the side. Last night when I went to bed there were a couple of inches on the ground at home and I was a bit worried about my ride today. But it changed back to rain here and it was gone by morning. It made the windy rainy weather look downright inviting!
I didn't take my camera but the river is back up (not as much as last week) and made for interesting sights! I had told myself last night when I saw the snow that I might have to use the elliptical as I am not equipped for snow riding (yet). But all was okay and I rode.
Not racing/Saving money/Not so much
Now it might seem like I could save some money since I am not racing! Ha! Not a chance. Here are some pictures of what I have deemed necessary for my bike so far. There is still one item coming in the mail. My next purchase may be a headlight. Depending on if I keep riding to work it will be getting dark early soon!
Helmet - obviously a must
rain pants and gloves
rack for carrying
New Sigg Bottle From Cafe Press!!
I also got my new free Sigg Bottle in the mail from CAFE PRESS! It is awesome. Here is a picture of it. Yes that is pictures of me being athletic! Loved that I could put photos on it!
CafePress offers millions of personalized gifts where you can make your own custom Christmas ornaments and even personalized holiday photo cards!
And I got this awesome Brooks jacket from a giveaway at Racing With Babes!
And I have a surprise gift coming from Forward Foot Strides!
Except for this pesky heel life is good!
One Last Thing
I am reading Ken Follett's newest book, Fall of Giants which is the first of a trilogy. I purchased the hard cover when it first came out something I rarely do. I am on page 299 and not at all hooked which is not a good sign. I am a big fan of Ken Follett's and particularly loved Pillars of the Earth. Is anyone else reading this? Thoughts?