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It's January, Let's Complain About the Weather

Seriously??!!  This is what I have to look forward to for the next 5 days in the forecast?  Agh!  This morning I got up and it was raining so I did my trainer ride thinking it would stop raining at some point today.  Well, it is now almost 5:30pm, dark and STILL RAINING!  Like build an ark raining.  

At least Thursday looks like it might be an dry day to commute to work on my bike.  Cold and dry I can handle.  Cold and raining is down right miserable.  

But wait, it gets better.  Saturday there is a chance so snow AND rain.  

For any US readers out there,
 these temperatures are in Celsius 
so they are not quite as bad as you are thinking
 but it is really wet.


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