UNIVERSAL TRUTH OF CYCLING #16: NEW BIKE WEATHER
Buy a new bike and the Gods sense it. They immediately send in three weeks of storms. Or record-breaking, pavement-melting heat.
And spare me the “but in (insert part of the country here) we don’t let weather affect us, we’re hardcore. We ride anyway.”
Not on a new bike that you’ve been lusting after for years you don’t.
No way you’re subjecting that custom steel or carbon-fibery thing to foul weather.
So all you can do is go into the garage at night and stare at her. Maybe polish her, check the tires and fill the water bottles. Lay out the bike clothes for that first, big ride that’ll happen someday…someday.