Hi all, two rides in the rain today. First to the grocery store in the morning. The second one was to the UNL Dairy store with a stop at the bank along the way. >> Bright shiny spots on the greenish-yellow jacket. Hi-vis showing through the foggy daylight. Drops falling from my cap, a paper hidden in a plastic bag in my pocket. Black pants with a silvery stripe quickly covered with muddy splatter. Raindrops splashing everywhere, creating rivulets, making shiny reflections. A wet billfold with soggy bills to pay for the ice cream. Cheery conversations all around me. A short line in front of me. A quick chat with my daughter as she serves ice cream. A long line soon forms behind me. It seems a group of students has been given coupons to buy ice cream. I eat mine: one dip of strawberry-rhubarb and one of chocolate and head back in the line for some quarts to take home: one of strawberry and another of cappuccino chocolate chip. Outside I unlock my bike, and roll away towards home. The rain starts again as I am halfway there. I slow the smooth movement of my wheels. This time the pitter-patter is not so heavy, more of a drizzle. Into the warm dry garage. The ice cream safely stored in the freezer, I head to my office and back to work. >> Ride on, rain or shine!