Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Despite the Rain
It was pretty well pouring this evening, but I headed home via bike anyway. The Scientist has a birthday coming up, and I needed to run a few errands. My bottom half was thoroughly soaked by the time I reached my destination, but strangely, I was still incredibly glad to be on a bike. I don't know what the snafu was, but Cambridge street from Government Center to the Longfellow bridge was a parking lot. I don't normally lane split or "filter" but those cars weren't going anywhere, so I felt comfortable going slowly between the cars and the parking lane. I don't know how long it would take to get through all that in a car, but it took me about the same time as usual to travel the entire distance. When I finally made it to the bridge, There was only one car that made it through charles circle the entire time it took me to ride over the bridge! I'll take the soaked pants any day over the psychic pain of being trapped in that traffic snarl.