S.M. It had stopped raining so I drove past the gym and came home to bike.
D.M. I asked my husband if it had stopped raining for good.
D.M. He said yes.
D.M. I listened to him and used my new bike instead of my old.
D.M. I brought my new Iphone and camera. (foreshadowing)
S.M. I put both of them into a plastic bag. (more foreshadowing)
S.M. I took a picture right away of some foliage.
S.M. When it started to rain I put the camera and Iphone in the back bag which zips closed.
D.M. When it started to rain I was only about 1 1/2 miles into my ride but I didn't turn around.
S.M. I had a blast on the ride so I was glad I didn't turn around.
D.M. Even though I had a blast I was worried about my new phone and could have brought it home and then kept riding.
S.M. I wore pants on my ride to keep the "mud splashes" off my legs.
D.M. They weren't my rain pants.
D.M. I couldn't have been more soaked if I stood in the shower. Nothing I was wearing was water resistant or repellant.
S.M. I wasn't inside on the elliptical.
S.M. or D.M. I had a certain amount of mileage I wanted to get in so I rode some of my route again but I didn't go as far on the dirt road.
(smart to stay off the dirt, dumb to keep riding esp. repeating- if anyone was watching they probably thought I was nuts)
(I don't really think this was dumb. As I said I was having a blast.)
D.M. My bike wasn't shifting well by the time I got home and sounded noisy.
D.M. I didn't clean it.
D.M. It was really getting dark as I was riding.
S.M. Before I left I attached both the front and rear blinking lights and used them for the whole ride.
S.M. I got my workout in even though it was an extremely busy day!
More Smart Moves Unrelated to the Bike Ride
Before I rode one of the errands I did was go to the library to get more books.
While on the way I there I stopped at Otter Creek Brewery to get some more pumpkin beer.