When you commute on a regular basis there sometimes crop up some minor inconveniences. You know those things that don’t ruin the day but you wish had not happened.
Last week and this week I have been running into these things and since I have had 2 situations I am waiting for the other shoe to drop so to speak. Bad things always come in 3′s right?
For instance, last week while on the way to work I noticed that my back wheel felt wonky. Wonky is a vital word to describe many an ailment. When I stopped and checked it out I noticed a broken spoke. Since I was on my way to work I continued on my way cautiously. I ended up taking the trolley home and dropping my bike off at the shop to get the spoke replaced.
This week it was the weather. I check the weather report before I leave in the morning and look out the window. Foggy and Windy was the report and the look out the window confirmed that. Unfortunately once on my way, it turned into drizzle. I was not dressed for drizzle. I looked like a drowned rat once at work.
All that being said, I am usually smiling while I ride. Can’t help it really, I love riding. Even today with the drizzle, I was happy to be out, and I had a tail wind most of the way. Monday I arrived for the ferry trip to Coronado early. I was able to get a few foggy shots up Broadway. Oh the things you see on a commute.
Today in the drizzle many of the birds were looking to settle down, saw an egret swoop in over the calm bay waters and land knee deep in the bay. It is almost always a great day to ride.
Except for a few little inconveniences.