...because of rain....but I wanted to. Even with the threat of saturated boots and gloves, I was finding myself tolerant of less than ideal conditions. Usually the notion of intentionally giving up the protection of warmth and safety from skidding, is my default. On closer examination, I reason that there will be times I will be subjected to the extremes of climate. It is not that adrenalin has poured through my veins. Conatus, not recklessness is my argument. I like to be prepared for eventualities.
Alas, we did not ride and I convince myself that I will inculcate inclement riding another day...there are several opportunities in Vancouver.