Friday, February 26, 2010

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

I find my self inspired today by a well known little spider.

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

What a trooper.  I find some inspiration in this because of all the rain and the wet that I have been riding in.  It has rained for the past 4 days and the forecast looks no better.  But just like this little spider I will get up and keep trying to climb that spout every day.  Even in the pouring rain.

It is interesting, that now that I am in BC I wish it where snowing instead of raining.  If it was snowing I would at least be dry.  You see I can handle being wet, as long as it is warm.  Or I can handle being cold, as long as it is dry.  But to be cold and wet is the worst.  It seems this combination of cold and wet is the limiting factor in my ride time.  When I am soaked and shivering I just have to call it quits.

Today I decided, screw Euro style and put bags on my feet underneath my non-water proof booties.  Best decision ever.  I was able to ride 6 hrs today, with my feet reaching the tolerably wet stage.  I have invented a stay dry wish list.  This includes, fenders, whool socks, gortex booties, and a star trek force field to stop water from touching me.

Here's to the little spider, and to riding in the rain.

Cuylar Conly

1 comment:

  1. you always loved that finger play when you were a tiny tot!! Stay dry and eat lots to refuel and drink during those long rides - plus eat well and sleep well when resting at home. Hope you get a riding partner soon. love mom