Tomorrow is Bike To Work Day and there’s a 100% chance of rain.
I love riding in the rain. TONS of people do it. It is normal and fun. You should be careful and visible, but a little planning can make it safe and fun. I have been mountain bike snorkeling in Cherry Creek Reservoir and ridden with through every imaginable form of downpour, including Hurricane Sandy. When my new panniers claimed to be waterproof, I submersion tested them. While I don’t recommend riding through a hurricane, I do recommend going for a ride in the rain! I’m relatively sure that the human body is 100% waterproof. I’ve never heard of anyone melting when they get wet.
That said, I know it is unfamiliar for some people. If riding in the rain is a small jump on the adventure scale for you, please consider riding to work tomorrow! I think you’ll be surprised how much fun it is.
That said, I know that it may be a step too far on the adventure ride scale for some new riders. It’s okay to take your normal mode of transportation to work tomorrow. Pick a day in the next week or two to ride. Drop me a line if you’d like some company riding to work. I’ll ride with you!
Have a great day!