I can relate to this, I enjoy riding in the rain (as long as it's not pouring rain, or raining AND windy. Makes me feel so hard core, ha. But I love the nice weather too.
Originally Posted by Melalvai
Sometimes what keeps me off the bike is having too many errands to do at once. I love shopping and running errands on my bicycle, but sometimes I have just too many far flung things, appointments and such and I have to leave the bike at home.
The other thing, as has been already posted is the traffic/road conditions. My DH and I did a ride in Seattle and ended up in a lovely, lovely park called Golden Gardens, right on the waterfront...beautiful day, gorgeous view of the Puget Sound. But OMG, getting there, I was almost hit twice by drivers pulling out of parallel parking spots on the street, and the road was just horrible in spots. I don't think I have ever felt so vulnerable and scared on a ride as I was yesterday. And there were tons of other riders, so maybe it was just me, and being unfamiliar with that area?? Not sure, but I don't want to do that again anytime soon.
"Fast or slow, when I ride, the troubles I started out with can't catch up with me."