I have been a 5 day a week commuter for good part of this year. Even in the rain I am out there. Only a super downpour will stop me. My commute is not that long. About 6 or 7 miles to the subway, then 2 miles when I get off. Sometimes the ride is so sweet, that I get off 5 stops before my stop, so I can kick in an extra 10 miles. Sheesh, at 72, I don't ever want to grow up..
However, lately, the weather has been getting to the old bones.. Around 39 this morning, I am layered up, warm gloves, in fact I got so much on, that when I board the subway, I have to peel off the top layer because I would be too warm. The last couple weeks, the bones have been aching like mad. Right now, I feel like somebody has took a baseball bat and hit me in the ribs, about 10 times.. I had stopped taking a shower in the morning before I leave in the cold weather, just a fast wash down, as I take a shower at night. My wife has been trying to get me to get off this routine. This routine has become a habit, big time. It can be raining out, and my wife would tell me she is driving me to work, while I look for my rain jacket, and tell her, I am okay!! The habit is big time strong with me! Almost like dope, although I have never tried it, I see how people can't resist it!! I have rode in the rain, at 5:50am, pitch dark out, and I am screaming in the helmet saying "oh boy"..
Next week, I am going to allow the wife to take me two times a week, and commute the other 3 days.. See how that works out..
Thanks for letting me vent!!