Thursday, January 21, 2010

bicycling in the rain


it has been unseasonably wet in southern california this week. we don't usually get much rain, so when it rains for more than a few hours in one day people take notice. it has been raining almost non-stop so far this week, and as you can tell by the edge of the street in the bottom of this photo, it is raining more than the streets and gutters can hold.

this cyclist is hardcore. i'm sure this is a common sight in places like portland or seattle, but not in los angeles county. i consider myself to be an avid rider, but even i'm not really willing to go out in this mess. congrats - whoever you are!

6 comments:

Petrea said...

Oh, don't I know this stretch of road! I had to be out in the car yesterday and that was bad enough!

pasadenapio said...

God bless the diehards!

PulledPorker said...

Yikes, cycling in the rain is one thing that might be kinda fun; watching out for crappy drivers in the rain sounds nerve-wracking.

Dirk said...

"it has been unseasonably wet in southern california this week."

Dude, no. Rain in winter is normal in southern California. What's unseasonable is the drought you all have been experiencing for the last few years.

ben wideman said...

Good point Dirk. My wording may be a bit off there - however I think the amount of rain we've been getting is a little unusual.

Petrea said...

Dirk's right. This is normal. For the past three or four years we haven't had normal rainfall. It's normal to have heavy rains this time of year, and even mudslides. What makes this year different is the abnormal fire we had and the potential for much bigger mudslides than usual.