Sunday – rain and wind forecast …

Screen Shot 2014-03-31 at 8.02.15 AM I am keeping an eye on the weather for Sunday’s Pacific Populaire 100 km ride.  The forecast keeps changing, not unusual for these parts. For now, a “chance” of rain is forecast with a little wind.  I will ride regardless.  It is just more enjoyable when it is warm and dry.  And, to be honest, I don’t like getting the bike dirty.

Today it is warm and sunny.  I have the day off and plan to do a 75-80 km ride.  I cleaned, tuned and installed new Michelin tires on the Roberts yesterday in preparation for today’s ride.  This will be my final long ride before Sunday.  A rehearsal, if you like.  I am going to experiment with clothing.  I am not certain which jacket and base layer to wear.  My rain jacket keeps me dry but does not breath well and I overheat.  My wind jackets don’t keep me dry and I can easily get chilled.  And, I am going to try taking a sandwich with me for additional fuel.  I don’t usually do this, relying mostly on the Vega gels.

So much to consider.  There was once a time I simply got on my bike and rode it.  At times, I think I over prepare.  This is supposed to be fun.  Right?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s