The past two weeks I cycled to and from work four out of five days each week, taking the car to work on the two rainy days. This week, however, the week I am participating in the 2008 National Commuter Challenge, neither the weather nor my personal schedule helped. Monday and Tuesday it rained, while Wednesday I needed the car right after work to meet a friend in Toronto. It was my last opportunity to meet with him on his visit to Toronto from Edmonton, and the first visit in a couple of years. I wasn't going to miss out.
So my start was only this morning. Though a bit foggy, it was quite warm, and the rain held off until late afternoon. Because it was sprinkling a bit and the forecast called for thundershowers this evening, Jihan surprised my by stopping by on her way home to pick me and my bike up. So I got only 18KM in today.
The weather forecast is nice for tomorrow, so I will cycle to work again. I am simply not equipped to cycle in the rain--I don't have proper gear, and I don't want my backpack, in which I carry my work clothes and lunch, to get soaked for the next day. Oh well, even a day and a half of cycling instead of driving is better than none at all.