Mid-Life Cycling

Mid-Life Cycling

20 May 2011

Rain: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tommorow

This week has been the kind of week that can make just about anybody echo Macbeth when he says, "Tomorrow and tommorrow and tommorrow."

It's been raining non-stop, it seems.  And when I turn on the weather forecast, they could be saying "tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow it will rain again and again and again."  

Is this what we have to look forward to?

This was the high point of my one bike ride this week--into and out of Manhattan, a grand total of about eight miles, to and from my class at the technical institute.    Well, I guess any ride in which I can take a photo like that isn't all bad.


  1. It's been raining pretty much every single day here for the past two weeks except for today. I've been riding my roadbikes regardless, because I just can't sit on my ass for that long and wait it out. Well, at least my bike handling skills have improved as a result! Washing off mud from my clothing and bike every day has not been a great deal of fun though.

    Question for the knowledgeable: How do you wash your fenderless bikes? If I do it with a rag, I'm afraid the debris will be abrasive to the frame and components. But I live in an apartment and don't have access to an outdoor hose. What do you do?

  2. Velouria: I use a soft cloth saturated with warm water and dab gently along the frame. That way, I'm picking up rather than wiping away the debris. Then, after it's dry, if there are any streaks or runs, I wipe them with an alcohol wipe (or a cloth with a dab of alcohol.)