Typical rain dance. Rain gear on the sun comes out. Rain gear off it starts raining.
First to bike shop for Mike to help me with a loose headset. Then Riverside to Albany. Back Gibson Hill etc. then a loop around town as it was too nice to just go home.
Sunny and high 40s. Little wind. Very nice.
Some rain, lots of wind. Went over 1,000 miles for the year.
Dressed for rain. Headed into town for coffee. Rain gel off so I rode to Philomath.
Some rain, some sun. Set out early (10:00 AM!) to get in a longer ride. Got caught in a shower right away and wished I taken along more rain gear, but the showers passed quickly and I never got cold. Wind was out of the west to start. When I got to Independence it was out of the north, but by the time I got to Helmick road it was southwest.
The ferry was closed due to high water and maybe too many logs floating down river. Tress and branches were down everywhere from a recent ice storm that didn't get us in Corvallis. Helmick Park was closed and lots of devastation on Helmick Road.
Weather app said the rain was done, but when I headed out I could see ominous dark clouds. Went back to get my rain pants. I had to sprint to the coop just as the rain was starting. Went into the garden store for a coffee just as it really started coming down. Sat in the greenhouse putting on my rain gear as it turned to hail. Then sat sheltered on the side of the co-op and drank my coffee for about half an hour before it stopped.
Then a nice ride out 53rd and over Airport and back Fern to Philomath.
Rain then wind then sun.
Got out during a break in the rain and made it to within a mile of home before it started again.