rainy day commute
It’s been raining quite a bit lately, confirming that spring has arrived. Unless it’s really pouring, I still ride my bike. My helmet keeps my head and hair from getting too wet and an extra layer of removable clothing means that I can shed the wet clothes upon arrival and still look dry and somewhat presentable. Most of the time though, my strategy is to leave the house when it’s not coming down too hard, bike the 10 minutes to campus, and just get wet on the way home. That bothers me less since I can change once I get home.
While leaving my bike parked, I either use a plastic grocery bag to keep the seat dry or this handy saddle cover I picked up in Munich last summer. Now that it’s raining more often, I just keep the saddle cover in my bag at all times to use it when needed. It’s a little easier to use than a grocery bag since it’s fitted to the seat and has the elastic trim to keep it in place. On my last post on this matter, readers suggested using a shower cap for a similar effect – a great idea! How do you keep dry while cycling in the rain?