Finally after a week of rain the weather is clearing up. Tropical Storm Debbie has moved off faster than expected and I am finally able to ride my bike. I plan on leaving early tomorrow.
Considering the poor shape I am in, I am allowing myself two hours to get there. I am sure it won’t take that long to go ten miles but that gives me time to make a stop if I have to. It also gives me a little time to rest and wash up before I start work.
I think I have everything I need. I bought a Frogg Toggs rain jacket but I probably won’t need it now. My main concern is space. I have a seat bag that is a good size but still limited. I need to pack in it my lunch, and I usually bring a salad, some fruit and some snacks. The salad takes up the most room. Then I have the rain jacket, which also takes up a fair amount of room, an air pump (which is a little too long to attach to the frame), a few tools, and I may want to buy spare tubes to keep with me. Since the tires are different sizes, I will need to carry two.
For now I will just bring my old rain poncho, which is cheap but small, and I will skip the tubes. My only other challenge will be to get out of the house at 7:00 am.