Tomorrow's forecast is 90 to 100% chance of rain. The National Weather Service (forecasts always to be taken with a grain of salt) says 1 to 2 inches of rain, 30 mph wind gusts and thunder.
I am thinking Divvy might be my bike du jour if I find it is not raining when I want to ride. I love that option!
I rode home last night. In the rain. I really don't like riding in rain. I really don't like taking the subway, either, so I guess I will always be weighing what seems to be the lesser of two evils in deciding what to do.
I will be riding to work today!
I rode the bus in yesterday. It reminded me why I always bike. So I decided to Divvy home during what I thought was a lull in the rain. Bad decision; I got caught in some heavy rain in my work clothes, and was reminded why I should occasionally ride the bus instead.
Nice topic. I too am loving Divvy for the mixed commute segment options (ie. home to work, then train home). My plan yesterday (Halloween, worked like a charm) and today is to leave early (like 3pm), to beat the rain front from downtown to Wicker Park. They're begrudgingly OK with me saying I'll remote in the last few hours.
I love that National Weather Service graphs page. Here's one centered on Chicago instead of Evanston.
My fave weather page is the one I built for us. Smartphone friendly current, forecast and radar: http://massup.us/weather
You can also text "A" (for Air) to firstname.lastname@example.org for a forecast reply.
+1. Long ago decided I'm much happier biking, even in less than ideal weather.
in it to win it 8.0 mi said:
Five years in of biking to work. I've learned the only Kryptonite is Ice. When I do take public trans I'm always p**sed off.
Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny, little wind and ending up around 51 or 52. I am going to collect my niece in the morning and we are going to ride down to check out the South Lake Shore Drive extension and explore the area that will be the new park. Then we are going to ride back north and have lunch. Ride to eat, you know!