In a world where we often seek comfort and convenience, we tend to avoid activities that may seem unusual or inconvenient. However, sometimes embracing the unconventional like riding in the rain can bring us a unique and oddly satisfying experience.
Riding my bike during a light rain one morning was one such experience that showcases the weird joy of stepping out of the comfort zone of my bed.
It was an unexpectedly delightful and whimsical adventure!
The Cyclist Rule
The past weeks were nothing but slow, sleepy, and Netflix and chill kind of days. I guess that’s what you get when you are living in a tropical country like the Philippines every time you get the occasional monsoons.
Anyway, seeing the sky get dark and cloudy creates a skeptical mood inside your heart and mind.
But with us cyclists, if it rained and you already left the house, you must proceed with the ride.
But if it started raining before you go out of the house, then you must cancel your ride.
Of course, this is the kind of rule that you can break anytime because you always do you.
Enjoying the rain anyway
Riding my bike during a light rain evokes an overabundance of sensations that can invigorate both my body and my mind.
The rhythmic pitter-patter of raindrops against my helmet creates a soothing and almost musical ambiance.
The smell of wet asphalt and plants heightens my senses, surrounding me with an earthy and refreshing aroma.
The cool droplets gently kissing my skin provide a contrast to the usual heat and sweat associated with cycling, resulting in a revitalizing experience.
The pure joy of childlike playfulness
Do you remember the joy of running outside your house in the first rain after the summer as a child?
Riding my bike during light rain provides a similar opportunity for whimsical playfulness.
As grown-ups, we often suppress our desire to splash through the water or feel the thrill of getting slightly messy. However, riding in the rain gives us a rare and socially acceptable chance to relish these childlike joys.
Embracing your inner child and feeling the elation of splashing through puddles, unapologetically enjoying the simple pleasures of life.
Freedom and liberation
This bike ride presents an unusual and liberating experience that transcends everyday routines. Breaking away from the mundane and allowing raindrops to drench you can foster a feeling of freedom and liberation.
At this moment, I became a participant in a world most people shy away from, embracing the weird pleasure of indulging in the unconventional.
For me, it is a reminder that sometimes, allowing myself to step out there can offer unexpected happiness.
This type of activity, you know, riding your bike during a light rain, may appear bizarre to some, but it offers a strangely delightful experience that can enrich your overall enjoyment of cycling.
Through sensory delight, connecting with nature, embracing childlike playfulness, and the sense of freedom it brings, this bizarre adventure becomes a celebration of life’s little quirks.
So, the next time the rain gently touches the Earth, and the urge to hop on your bicycle tempts you, hella embrace it!
Embrace the weird joy of cycling in the rain and let your soul dance in the rhythm of raindrops.