Right, most of you would agree with the age-old American Philosophy: TGIF - and 9 times out of ten, I would too. However this morning, it didnt feel like a 'Thank-God' moment - more like, 'God is taking revenge on us'...
So I boarded my fiets (oops, bike) at around 7:45 (a daily ritual, associated with arriving at work on time) and it was 'spitting', but with still a little sun. So I put on my rain jacked, placed my lunch in the carrybags (which hang onto the bike) and headed off. I was 5 minutes into my journey when out of nowhere (actually, probably the sky...) it started really pouring down. For Belgium, this is very rare, so I tried to make the most of it, while my jeans and shoes happily drank up all they could carry in a matter of seconds. Now I could sit here and whinge all day (shiverring due to the stupid airconditioner), but instead, I decided to find all of the good points to starting a day off this way.
1. My rain jacked worked superbly - my hair and upper body is completely dry.
2. My canvas carry sacks work also well - I have dry lunch (pity my lunch couldnt ride the bike while I sat in the carry sacks...
3. My jeans had a nice rinse through (it is the 3rd day running that I am wearing them)
4. My shoes had a nice rinse through
5. My socks are no longer 'boring' white, but white with interesting red flecks throughout (to add character) - (red shoes).
6. My eyes have had a nice rinse through (can't remember the last time I bathed my eyes).
7. No cars hit my on the way
8. Relatively few riders today, so almost the entire path to myself
9. Heaps of empty bike parks here at work.
10. I am fitter for riding
Since I started the list, I shed my shoes and socks and am considering losing the jeans as well (I do have a lab coat) - one problem - black undies. Not too keen on the entire working staff seeing my undies through my coat on this lovely day!