I looked like someone aimed a fire hose at me when I got to work this morning: Water dripping down my legs, hair plastered to my head beneath my helmet, clothes sopping wet.
Still, I couldn’t stop smiling.
I pedal to and from work regularly, and crazy as it seems, I love to bike in when it’s raining. Not only do I avoid gridlock traffic, I get to check out Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake up close.
When we get a good gully washer, the creek covers the hike-and-bike trail at 34th Street, forcing me to detour. That’s OK, too. The creek needs a flushing now and then, and it’s exciting to see rapids forming on a creek that was nearly dry last week.
I’m looking forward to the trip home this afternoon.