Ever since I started this job which is 100% work from home, I've ridden less as I no longer commute to/from Downtown Denver. I don't miss that one bit, by the way.
So, it was time yesterday evening for a ride, in spite of the " fair to middlin' " amount of rain falling, the flash flood warnings in the metro area and temperatures in the low 60s. Actually, the temperatures were fine, just had to turn on the heated grips about 15 minutes into the rainy ride as my hands were soaked, since my riding gloves weren't waterproof.
It felt good, riding in the rain, getting the riding gear washed since what seems like a long time since I last washed it, and enjoying the feel of the rain cooling things off.
I spent perhaps 30 minutes just riding up and down Gun Club Road, looking for the low points on the road hoping for water puddles to splash through. Alas, the road builders must be getting better at their craft, the usual spots were not flooded. Oh well.
The rain did get pretty heavy for about ten minutes of riding but no issues for Scarlett and her three-wheeled grip on the pavement. We even rode down the same dirt trail we used in the previous posting; it was now muddy and wet and I could feel the pusher tire losing grip slightly sometimes, but nothing to be concerned about.
The rain became just a sprinkling by the time I took the above shot, no sunset pictures today....
Got home, the riding gear washed up and now hanging out to dry on hooks in the garage. Good ride in a nice cool rain, such is wet weather in Colorado.
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