Thursday, September 1, 2011
Rain, Rain Go Away...
Growing up I was told that it rained every day in Florida, and although I now know that was an old wives tale, a storm can come up out of no where. It can last 5 minutes or all day. So before taking off for work today I checked weather.com and saw showers at 3 PM and at 9 PM. Unlike the TV, weather.com allows for a much more localized forecast.
It take me just under an hour to get to work, I start at 4 PM, and would be driving directly into the belly of the beast.
Normally I would not ride in the rain, I'm still a "newbi" and know enough to avoid putting myself into a potential dangerous situation. For what ever reason though I decided to go. I don't have a rain suit, although I do have a poncho.
I kept riding, riding, riding into the darkness ahead. My Burgman has a ambient air temperature gauge, which I kept an eye on as well. I figured that if the temperature started to fall drastically that I would be heading into the rain.
It never did rain, the ride was uneventful. At 9 PM the rain started to come down and I moved the bike from the parking lot to a covered area to keep it dry.
Today I have to ride into work again. I have a 50% chance of getting rained on when I leave for work. A 30% chance on the way home. So do I roll the dice again? Or play it safe?