rain today.

it's been about a week since i've been able to actually ride and it feels like i'm missing something. so last night i checked what the weather was going to be like. sunny in the morning and afternoon, rain in the evening. no big deal, just pack my rain suit and i'll be good. i wake up to fog and mist. i said the hell with it and rode in to work anyway. it was a little cold and it started raining a couple of minutes away from work, but it wasn't too bad at all. i was only wearing my splash pants, so they didn't protect my legs from the water beating against me. but i made it in with only a few wet spots on my pant legs. i have my rainsuit in my back pack, so i'll be wearing that on my way home tonight. to be honest, i like night time drives in the rain. there's something so solitary about it. i find it relaxing and invigorating at the same time. knowing that everything around me is wet and i'm being protected by a thin barrier of rubber. i get all cozy inside. :)

12 comments:

Macrobe said...

BTW, why not join us in Utah this September? (ActualRiders CanyonRun 2006)

Giest said...

wow, that would be amazing and thank you so much for the invite. but i think that would be a bit of a long haul. i live in New Brunswick, Canada. way over on the east coast. i know the bike would make it, not sure if would...lol.

Macrobe said...

NB, yes I know where that is, having lived in Maine for many years. I have a colleague there in NB somewhere....
Sure you could make it. It would be a good adventure. In fact, if you time it right, you could meet up with and join one of the other ARs in Pennsylvania. He and another are riding to my place in Texas (stop over) and we are all going to Utah from here.
Let me know and I'll connect you two. (he has a Sabre, too)

Giest said...

wow, you are making this seriously tempting. i've never really been too far into the states before. the furthest i've gone is Maine. if i hooked up with someone in PA, i wouldn't have to worry about getting lost along the way. i take it i would be able to ride back with them as well? hmmm, i have some serious thinking to do...

Macrobe said...

But of course! I suspect he would enjoy the company.

Where abouts in Maine?

Giest said...

i've been as far as Calais for shopping and i went a few hours further then that for a friend's wedding. i'm stumped for the name of the place though. i know it was a small town and i got lost getting there...lol.

i would definitely like to go. it will most likely come down to finances though. hope you guys don't pick on Canadians too much...hehe.

Macrobe said...

Maine is nothing but small towns.....
And the old saying there is: "Ya can't get theyah from heyah."

There are at least two other Canadians already signed up to come :)
The rider in PA said he would enjoy the company on the ride. Let me know and I'll hook you two together.

Giest said...

ok, i'll put myself down as a tentative yes. there is a fair amount of time between then and now. you never know what will change. i have a ride in august that i would like to go to as well. a group of shadow owners are having a gathering in niagra. of course...i want to go to both. :)

~Angi~ said...

Thanks so much for the comment. Please feel free to add my blog to your list, as long as I can return the favor.

Macrobe said...

I'm not going to offer any comments on Niagra, since I grew up very near there :) I hightailed it to Maine right after graduation from HS. Never been back. But everyone has their own perspective on new places. But I will tell you that the Canadian side is MUCH better than the US side.

Giest said...

yeah, the gathering is on the Canadian side and i have been there before...just not on bike. i agree, the Canadian side is better, but i might be biased. :)

Macrobe said...

I'm not; I'm objective and honest as hell. :)

I added your site to my tagboard.