September 1, 2011

The wheels on the bus (keeping me dry) go round and round

By Elisa | 6 Comments »

Scary thunder and lightening!

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We are being dumped on by Katia currently with flood warnings all over the place. When the rain is insane, I ride the bus for a few reasons: 1) it is drier, 2) riding through puddles here is dangerous as they could be an insanely large pothole. Flats or wrecks in the rain are no fun.

potholes will attack in New Orleans!

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Today started nice enough, but I knew it was coming so I took the bus to the office after lunch. The wind was getting crazy and the thunder was rumbling. Rain boots, a dress and an umbrella was all I needed to get home dry(ish) and stylishly!

Singing in the rain (in the office)

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After my stop, I took a rest at my favorite pizza joint for $5 pizza and pint while watching folks go in and out of the neighborhood bike shop, Mike the Bike Guy (who is awesomely cool).

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Beer in hand (no open container laws here!), I stopped by and said hello to Mike and company, then walked home in the rain. A few puddle jumps later and I was home and drying off.

What do you do to make the best of a stormy day? Do you ride even through flood warnings? Do share!

 

 

 

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  1. On September 1st, 2011 jjfantastic said:

    dang girl, look at those calves! niiiice! :) and the boots are awfully cute too.

  2. On September 1st, 2011 Elisa said:

    JJ-Thanks! I hadn’t noticed, but you are right…they are looking awesome. Hells yeah.

  3. On September 1st, 2011 Kara said:

    Your rainy ensemble is so cute! (And so right, calves are amazeballs.) Stay safe out there, my friend!

  4. On September 1st, 2011 Dottie said:

    Adorable rain boots! Being able to take public transit in bad weather is A+. Good to hear that New Orleans has a helpful bus system.

  5. On September 1st, 2011 Elisa said:

    Dottie- the NORTA (New Orleans Rapid Transit Authority) is really incredible. They just upgraded every bus as well as their website. Such a refreshing change. Full write up coming soon!

  6. On September 2nd, 2011 Julia said:

    I agree – riding through puddles is not advisable as they can hide huge, bike-eating holes. Sometimes, it can’t be avoided so the trick is to go slowly. Rain at night is the worst. I have often said that the folks in charge of road maintenance should be required to ride on those roads, on a bicycle, in the dark, in the rain. I venture to guess that the potholes would disappear quickly!

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