It was pretty dry in February, but March reminded us again that this is an El Niño year. There were flash flood warning everywhere, for a good 48 hours (or something like that). Most of the rain was up in the North bay (Wine Country, Sonoma County area). There wasn’t quite as much down here in Silicon Valley, but still was about an inch or two.
While it did rain in the morning and afternoon, during my commute, I didn’t get hit too hard. It typically rained during the start of my commute, then let up near the end of my commute. Weird how that works out … even on the days where they said it was a dry period, it would suddenly throw in rain at the start, but not at the end. It’s like Mother Nature was looking for me when I start the ride … then said, ok, he’s had enough … he’s wet … then, stopped raining.
At least by the time I got to the office, or got home, I wasn’t so drenched that I was dripping all over the place. It’s amazing how some of the clothing material we wear can wick off moisture so well, that it can simply air dry itself within a couple of hours.
Oh, one thing that does help .. newspaper. Stuff your wet shoes with newspaper … oh, that works wonders. By the time I am ready for the commute home, it’s about as dry as you’d like. I forgot all about the plastic bag in the feet trick … I still have my doubts on if that will prevent your feet from being extra squishy … but luckily I won’t have to worry about that. The heavy rain is supposed to be tonight and tomorrow, and I won’t have to ride … instead, I’m on call 🙂
Stay dry folks .. keep your speed down, and watch out for the downed power lines.