He also said that all of last year we only received about 11 inches of rainfall. We have already gotten 8 inches this year so far. The drought isn't over, but its getting better.
I decided it was time to break out my favorite gloves, the Aerostich Hot Weather Vegans. I've written about these before. They are fantastic, but they have been stored in a little bag in the garage for the past few months. I broke them out of their confinement this morning.
|My infamous Hot Weather Vegans. I've only ever purchased a very few items from Aerostich, but these gloves are the "Bees Knees"!|
I thought about putting away the winter gloves, but there might still be a few cool mornings to come, you know, those days with a cold weather glove on for the morning ride, the hot weather gloves for the afternoon ride home. So I left the winter gloves on the bike. I'll put them away soon though. I did put away the glove liners and balaclava and all the liners are now out of my jacket and pants.
It was 62 degrees when I left the house this morning. Very warm. Felt good. It has been a cool spring. We actually had a little bit of snow just a few days ago. My wife's grandmother, who was one of those people that were very wise in the ways of the world, used to say that if it was a cool spring, then we would have a very good growing season. One of those little midwesterners sayings that somehow always turn out to be very true. We'll see, but I admit that things are really seeming to be greening up around here.
I have seen saw a lot more bikes out on the road the last few days.
Yep, it's warming up!
Ride On, and Carpe Diem, my friends!
What, Winter Gloves ? I only use one pair whether it be Winter or Summer. I had hand guards which block the wind and heated grips which I seldom turn on. Has not been turned on all year yet. You are getting Summer Temps. We barely hit 80°F , even in Summer
Glad to see you getting better, at least enough energy to be riding your scooter
Riding the Wet Coast
Bobskoot, it was a particularly stressful tax season and I didn't ride a lot. Even after April 15, it has been rainy and cold. Actually, today was the first day riding to work in about 2 weeks. I need to do better.Delete
Yep 80 degrees here in the summer is actually a bit cool. The ride home today was warm, but felt very nice.
I think I now have four pairs of gloves for riding. Heated, rain-proof, normal (whatever that is) and mesh. I'm still looking forward to breaking out the "normal".ReplyDelete
I can easily understand your need for multiple pairs of gloves. I just have 2 pair, but I have lots of options with fleece and silk glove liners. I have no rain gloves because I hate riding in rain. I probably ought to invest in some just in case.Delete
I have many many gloves. It appears I believe one can never have enough gloves. Oh well, now my secret is out.ReplyDelete
I can honestly say that I like those Hot Weather Vegans so well, that I would wear them rear round if it were possible. I can see wearing them exclusively until October or November. I admit that if I were the rugged rider like you that rides in all weather conditions, no matter what, that I would also own more gloves. But alas, I am a wimp when it comes to rain (and lightning).