You know how the other day I wrote about that ocean swim... and I said that it's great to train in challenging conditions because then most of the time you can say, "I've been in worse..." Well, today I may have set a new benchmark for myself as far as riding in crap conditions. I can see myself in the future comparing all windy/rainy days to today as my new benchmark for bad.
I will say, the temperature was fine. At least I was not cold. So that was a plus. But that was about the only plus. It was yet another day of howling winds and the squalls that came ripping along the coastline, dumping buckets of rain, were just not that fun to ride through. In fact, let's call a spade a spade. It was not safe. I do think that the planned intervals I had for today made it all the more challenging, because riding fast on very wet roads like that while the wind is trying to blow you sideways off your bike is flat out scary. BUT, I did it. Nailed the workout, did not crash, and am going to be tougher for it. Here's to hoping that the conditions at IMCdA involve 20+ mph winds and dumping rain. If so, I'll be completely prepared.
But oh, my poor bike. She's on her way back to assuming her normal condition of being a dirty mess.
I did part of the ride today with a couple of friends. At a rest stop Sandy and I were in the bathroom together discussing how we treat our saddle sores. Casual. Like that is the most normal thing in the world to be talking about. Don't all women discuss things like this while in the bathroom?