Tag Archive for rain

A Rainy Day Escape

What a lovely ride it was in the rain this morning – a cool drizzle sifting out of the sky, the pavement glistening and every rustle, chirp and whisper carrying clearly in the dampness. It is wonderful the way a quiet rain can magnify sound and carry it surprising distances. All the way across the…

A Very English Drought

When I read in the news this morning that Sussex remains in a state of drought I found myself growing rather wistful for Australia, where I lived for many years and where they know how to do a drought properly or at least in a way that makes sense to me. Who ever heard of a drought where it rains nearly every day; where you seldom see the sun; where every time you go out for a bike ride you get wet and have to hang your cycling things up in the airing cupboard to dry out? That’s an English drought for you

Sixty Miles in a Soft English Rain

It’s a bank holiday weekend here in England and as is traditionally the case with bank holiday weekends, the weather is cold and grey and rainy. It seems the wettest and chilliest April in over a hundred years has segued into an even chillier and wetter May, with the low pressure system that appears to…

Tips for Riding in the Rain

My grandfather used to take the weather very personally as did the postmaster in the little New England village near where we grew up, and often when we went down with him to get the mail we’d end up twiddling our thumbs for an hour while the two of them would strike up long grumbling…