I had hoped to do major miles today over a particularly flat area, including stopping at a bike shop and meeting up with a friend.
But, as that ominous TV music goes… dah, dah, dah, DAAAH!
It is an understatement to say that there is rain in the forecast today.
This is on top of it pretty much pouring from 2:00 pm on yesterday. The bike and I were soaked when I finally stopped for the night. Everything except my shoes pretty much dried overnight, but it looks like I’ll be doing that all over again today.
But nothing inside my panniers or handlebar bag is even damp, thanks to Ortlieb’s “Waterproof Classic” series. The panniers, front and rear, are essentially heavy-duty dry bags on a frame that allows easy attachment to the correct kind of bicycle rack. They do a lot towards helping me keep my spirits up on wet days. I recommend them unconditionally for the kind of trip I’m making.