About half the time.
Yesterday was a cloudless sunny day here in the PNW, just like my friends at NWS said it would be. It was cloudless the night before too so when I went out at 5:45 to load the bike and warm up the truck the driveway was slick and the truck doors were frozen shut. I have a way of overcoming this problem but that’s a post for another day. I also noticed that the flying Koi wind sock was doing a lively jig, so figured I would not be alone today, but riding with (or against) my friend the wind.
I left the Starbucks in Lacey for my 100K Perm promptly at 7:00 am. It was light, sort of:
Through McKenna you pass a couple repurposed churches. First there is St Remington:
And then Our Lady of Bushido:
Today looks like it would have been the better day for a brevet: Sunny and no wind, however there was hard ice on the pond this morning. My next perm is tomorrow: looks like I will be getting the lead in to a cold and wet storm. Ah well, I need to test out my newly prepped Showers Pass Raincoat. There was a discussion on the randon google group recently where one person in the know suggested that ironing the fabric could somehow reinvigorate the coating that makes the water bead up. My SP jacket has lost much of it’s waterproof characteristics so I am hoping that this does the trick. They don’t give those things way these days.