I was doing a quick loop of the Palm Beach Lake Trail the other afternoon when I ran into a light rain shower.
My Canon FS100 video camera came off the bars and into the Arkel Handlbar bag where it would be safe and dry unless the rain got serious.
I covered up my Arkel Trail Rider trunk bag with its built-in rain cover since there wasn’t anything back there I’d need right away. I pulled out my Campmor Rain Cape and stuffed it into a bottle cage “just in case.”
I figured I’d put the cape on first and use it to protect my handlebar bag while I pulled its rain cover on if things got REALLY damp. Since my bottom amply protected my Brooks Champion Flyer saddle, I didn’t worry about pulling up my new Aardvark waterproof rain cover.
Of course, all of these preparations made sure that the rain would stop in about half a mile.
Rain in Florida is very spotty.
Still, it looked like there was another shower between me and home, so I called the house and asked Lila to fire up the Wifedar. (That’s where she looks out the window to see if water is falling from the sky.)
Wifedar was clear.
Weatherbug showed a small, but intense cell just south of home not moving.
As it turned out, I was in that lucky spot between two rainstorms where the air had cooled down without becoming steamy. I made it home in my half-yellow, semi-dry state.
Life was good.