Last night it was looking like rain, the forecast was for rain, and the radar showed rain to the south and east. Says I, I don't think its a good idea to ride tonight, looks like rain. Wife says, Just head up to the northwest, it never rains out there. Good Idea, says I, and off I went. 16 miles into the 33 mile route which until then I was riding faster and more comfortable than I have in years, it starts to rain. Cold, wet rain. Rains off and on all the way home. I was cold and wet, and chilled. After a record hot summer, I gotta say it felt great to be goose bump and shiver chilled.
And a fit note. I dropped the nose of my Brooks just about 1/2 a degree or so, so the front half of the saddle is level, whereas before it was so slightly pointed up. Now I can move back and forth on the saddle and ride in the drops comfortably. I also can side forward just a bit and find my balance and spin are much improved. I love cycling!