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Biking home from the Galleria (after a quick post-work stop to swap my iPhone earbuds), I started to feel a few drops. Got a little worried as I passed under the commuter rail on Gore Street (hi, Stan!) but figured, eh, I can brave this little drizzle.

By the time I was on Somerville Ave., the deluge had begun. I pulled over under a convenient awning, and waited a few minutes for it to dry up. Packed my phone and new earbuds away safely and waited... and finally gave up waiting, and biked in the rain.

It was quite nice, actually. I got soaked, but as I passed through Union Square I decided I was up for a bit of a challenge, and went up Summer St. instead of Somerville Ave. This took me right over the peak of the hill, past that cathedral, and the only real issue I had with it was worry about cars passing me. The road's too narrow for a dedicated bike lane.

In any case, the beauty of that route is, once you hit the cathedral, you're done. I coasted all the way home. (Well, to cheonameg's house for basement storage, since I won't be using my bike til next Monday...)



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Aug. 12th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
Biking in the rain kind of sucks until you accept the wetness. Once you're totally soaked, you can't get any wetter!

Congrats on taking Summer St. That's a fun hill, unless you're tired or it's winter. (Once I took it a bit too fast when it was waaaay below freezing outside and ended up having a terrible coughing fit. After that, I'd walk my bike up Putnam St. or School St. and take it easy on Highland Ave. on the coldest nights.)
Aug. 12th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Is that the church at the corner of Summer St and Winter St? LOVE that.
Aug. 12th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Summer and Spring, it turns out :)
Aug. 13th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
PSA: St. Catherine of Genoa is *not* a cathedral. =)

But yes, I used to sometimes take Summer St just for fun when I was working at Twin Cities.
Aug. 12th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm a big fan of biking in warm rain. Just make sure you bring WD40 next time you haul your bike out of storage just in case it likes the wet less than you do!
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