Well I started this thread because I wanted to announce that I will be experiencing my first rain day commute tomorrow --now i know predicting the weather is like predicting which color jolly rancher you are going to pull outta the bag, but the weather wo/man gives an 80% likelihood. I'm sorta excited yet a bit apprehensive. I do not have fenders and am wondering if this is going to be a messy deal. I plan to gear up with a light rain coat--forecast is for showers--and probably my beat, cut off cycling jeans. But I may opt for my semi water-resistant, quick-drying columbia hiking pants. I guess my main concern is the "to" portion of the commute. I'd rather not arrive at my campus on the soaked side because I'll have a day's worth of lectures to sit through; work follows class but i'm not sweating that, i'll be indoors (work in a library) and plan on bringing an extra pair of pants. But once school and work passes, and if it is still raining, let the fun begin! I think I will be choosing the lengthy scenic route. I love the rain! Anywho, I'll have plenty of opportunities to nail my rainy day routine down as LA is forecasted to endure a handful of rainy days the next two weeks. I can't wait!
So do you remember your first 'rainy day' commute? How did it go? And what did you learn from it? Invigorating experiences? Or soggy misery? Are there people, like myself, who really enjoy the company of rain? Who find the pitter-patter fantastic? the gurgling and splooshing of the rain gutters therapeutic? Or the xylophonic sound of the last traces of the passed rains dripping from the trees and landing on rain gutters(the non-plastic sort) to be wonderful? Do you find commuting in the rain to be just as fantastic?