Friday, September 29, 2017

Wet and Dreary

Another kinda dreary day around here. But as they say, if it's raining then it's not snowing. After riding to coffee this morning, enjoying the lack of the road construction we have been subjected to for the last month or so, I headed up to my office to do a mandatory training session. The First Gear jacket seems to be still  weather tight but the First Gear pants are past their prime. In other words, some dampness but I'm still basically dry upon arrival. The riding boots aren't working as well. Even with the seams sealed up with Shoe Goo, they still are letting water in from all of the cracks in the leather-ish material. It's probably time to get some new riding boots.

I thought about stopping somewhere to get a nice shot of the low clouds with the Ural in the foreground but every time I started to ride somewhere, the sky would open up. I just didn't feel like standing on the side of the road trying to dig out the phone. So here is a shot at home after getting back from the university this afternoon. Note that most of the leaves have fallen. There just haven't been very many dry days. The fallen leaves are soaked and will probably be there until next summer.

As you may notice, I still haven't taken off the sidecar windshield. This has been contributing to me getting soaked as it redirects the wind and rain right onto me from the right.


5 comments:

Trobairitz said...

I like the look of the leaves on the ground with the Ural. Glad you aren't seeing snow.....yet. I am looking forward to some grey days, but hopefully not 6 months of rain again.

RichardM said...

We haven’t had any snow at the house but I have ridden through snow already. Looking forward to the grey days?

Geoff James said...

I feel your pain Richard. It was announced yesterday that NZ has had its wettest winter for 32 years. Looking for ward to a dry summer and don't really care how warm it is as long as there's minimal rain!

Trobairitz said...

I am a little. I don't mind some grey and rainy days after the heat of summer. Must be because I am Oregon born, it is in my blood.

RichardM said...

Don’t say you don’t care how warm or it may be. At this point I’ll take rain over miserably hot any day.