Weather here in Belgium has been horrid for the past ten days. Cold weather has occupied the skies and I seem to be riding in snow, slush, then cold rain, then cold mist, then just cold. Last night was soaking. Tonight promises snow. Frankly, life on a bike sucks. To any and all who still take their bikes out, be it for just one kilometre or 100, it means you qualify for Velominati Rule 9: [riding] in bad weather means you’re a badass. Period.
I have massive respect for the bike messengers out there. In my squad, every single one of us have been faced with horrendous weather. Nobody came home dry. Nobody was warm. You know what they say.. You are not a bike messenger until you have ridden a winter.