Here’s a tip: you can’t see rain clouds when it’s dark out, so check your local weather channel or website before you begin your night ride. Otherwise, you might find yourself cycling in a 55-degree rainstorm as I did last night. It was a great character-building experience, but I hope not to repeat it anytime soon.
There’s no need to thank me – I’m happy to help.
I elected to keep Old Ironsides as my evening bike. I generally keep those rides to around 15 miles and I think it can handle that load. I also haven’t switched my light setup to the Trek. I could easily make the switch but I would be mortified if I wrecked my new bike on a darkened wet trail.
It was good to “work the kinks out” from this weekend’s ride. Hopefully I’ll get another ride in tonight, then I can go for some longer trips on the weekend when the weather is forecasted to be great.