I am a weather watcher.
Every morning I check the weather forecasst. On TV. On my laptop. And, on my iPhone. The weather determines whether I ride to work or take public transit. I want to cycle but, I must admit, I avoid the heavy, wet weather. In March, you can never be certain. It can be wet, cold and windy. Or, it can be warm and dry. Warm and dry gets me back on the bike. Wet and windy keeps me inside.
I have under 2 weeks to prepare for the Pacific Populaire, a 100 km group ride. I need warm and dry. I need to put in some saddle hours. This week I want to complete a 75 km ride. It looks like tomorrow afternoon is my best chance. But tomorrow is my spinning class. Can I do both a 75 km road ride and a 60 minute spinning class the same day? That may be too much. It’s either or, not both.
Which would be best?
I will ride the Roberts to the office in the morning and, if it is sunny in the afternoon, I will complete multiple laps around Stanley Park, making it a 75 km outing. If is wet, I am heading to the spinning class and hope for better weather on the weekend.
The good thing is that April 6, ride day, if forecast to be sunny and 6 degrees. Dry but a little cold for these old bones.
Do you pay this much attention to the weather?