Long story short: soaked, cold, miserable and a closed restaurant where I planned a (lunch) break.
Today’s stage was one of the courses I plotted last week, but weather cannot be plotted, so I should either have scrapped it – it was raining lightly when I started – or, as I usually do, just go with flow.
I was hoping for a little more occasional periods of “drizzle”, though, but I got proper rain for about 3/4 of the ride.
My expensive Castelli wind and water proof jacket is worth every penny, but even the best shoe covers only hold out the water for about 30 minutes.
Not to mention the bib shorts and gloves – I had to switch to “winter” (6-14 degrees) waterproof gloves because my fingers were getting numb…