Living out of a suitcase, traveling the world with my bike is the coolest thing ever but there is no place I would rather be than the cold and rainy northwest this time of year. It can be kind of miserable. It is cold. It is wet. The days are short. But I love it.
I love being out on the trails when it's quite, when the dirt is dark and the vegetation is green. I love the mud in my face. I love going for tea with dried mud speckled across my face. I love peeling off all the the wet and dirty layers. I love taking a shower and watching all the dirt go down the drain. I love sitting in front of the fire. I even kinda love feeling your fingers and toes thaw out, albeit sometimes it can be a little painful.
If you are sitting inside waiting for a break in the rain, put on that extra baselayer and get out there!