God continued, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and everything living around you and everyone living after you. I’m putting my rainbow in the clouds, a sign of the covenant between me and the Earth. From now on, when I form a cloud over the Earth and the rainbow appears in the cloud, I’ll remember my covenant between me and you and everything living, that never again will floodwaters destroy all life. When the rainbow appears in the cloud, I’ll see it and remember the eternal covenant between God and everything living, every last living creature on Earth.”
We are, as they say, having weather here. The weather consists of downpours punctuated by a lightening of the clouds and the occasional peek of sun. Then the clouds move in again, dump a huge burst of overwhelming rain, often accompanied by some pretty impressive winds. Then everything calms down and the cycle starts again (we’re in the sunny cycle right now — everything looks washed clean and new).
This means that this morning on my commute I started off riding in a normal rain, which slowly tapered off to nothing. Seven miles from home, a rainbow lit up the dark clouds. I almost rode into a storm drain looking at it. Then, ten miles from home, the rain started picking up again with increasing vigor. By the time I reached work, all my clothes had soaked completely through and my glasses had fogged over almost impenetrably. With humidity between 95% and 100%, keeping glasses clear is a losing battle. I left damp footprints as I took my bike shoes off.
I saw no other cyclists out today, but this did let me test the waterproofness of my new Garmin Edge 605. It worked perfectly even almost completely inundated in water, and informed me that one hill I rode up had a 25% grade. No wonder I always felt like it was super steep!