December 4, 2004 – Biking in the rain

This morning I slept through my alarm, and woke up in a panic without much time to get ready. I managed to get showered, shaved, and dressed in about 20 minutes and then rode my bike like a crazy person to catch my train and get to work on time.

After work it was pouring rain. This was my first time to attempt to ride home in the rain. I rode my bike on a narrow, busy street while attempting to hold an umbrella. My bike light wasn’t working, I wasn’t wearing a helmet, and despite the umbrella my glasses kept getting wet. Looking back, it wasn’t the smartest decision to try to ride my bike under those conditions.

I survived the ride home and rewarded myself by watching the K-1 Grand Prix on TV with my roommates. For those who don’t know, K-1 is a kickboxing based sport which has become incredibly popular in Japan. The Grand Prix is a one night tournament, with each fight having 3 rounds of 3 minutes each. K-1 boasts an 80% KO rate. Even if you know nothing about kickboxing, it’s easy to figure out what’s going on and to enjoy the show.

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