At least that's what Nathan said.
I, on the other hand, I was thinking that surely just as soon as I popped my head out the door, the freezing rain would start.
I was also thinking how great it would be just to stay in bed all morning. But I knew that sadly wasn't an option.
The radar was completely clear and the precipitation wouldn't be around for another few hours. So we packed up and headed out, but not without an extra layer. I arrived at work a little late and actually a little hot from the extra layer.
The rain/sleet/freezing rain started slowly about noon. I was planning on taking the bus home but was able to leave while the rain wasn't too heavy. And because I have the best boss in the world, I was able to head home after I had finished all my work for the day. Fortunately, no one else wanted to come in for a doctor's appointment after the rain started. So I packed up and left about 12:45. But this time without my extra layer, which I would later regret.
As I have been learning this month, there is a first time for everything.
- First time to ride in rain
- First time to ride more than 10 miles
- First time to balance three bags of groceries on my handlebars
- First time to hit a piece of asphalt in the dark and fall on your bike and be bruised for two weeks (yes, large bruise on my leg is still very much there)
- First time to accumulate freezing rain on your gloves
- First time to freeze a helmet but still remain amazingly dry.