It never fails. When I bike to work wearing white pants, it always rains.
I took the light coloured pants out of storage in mid June and normally I don’t like to wear them biking because I get chain grease stains on the right cuff (as I learned last year). But this year I realized that a) I can pin/strap/elastic my cuffs back or b) I can roll them up. Only problem is, every time I bike to work wearing a pair of light pants, it rains. Every.Time.
Take today for instance. I wake up, it’s a beautiful morning - the sun is shining and there’s billowy white clouds in the sky and I think.. today would be a good day for white pants… but wait, is it going to rain? Look out there, sun is shining, billowy clouds, no way. I’m going to break that streak.
But it’s five o’clock, I’m at work, and Christie says “I dunno, it looks pretty bleak for riding home.” I looked outside and she was right, it was dark… and within minutes it was coming down.. and two hours later it was still coming down.
Here I look like I came home on the short bus with the sun roof open.
Along the way I was riding the streams down the side of the road when a car changed lanes a little too closely. My tires got caught on the curb and I took my first dive in six or seven years. I didn’t seem to sustain injury and managed to only derail my chain.
However after a block and a half I noticed all the blood streaming down the side of my hand. Looks like I left some skin behind.