1st day riding in the rain, and my synapse backpack's contents stayed completely dry!
so, today was the first day that i rode my bike to work in the rain. i remembered to wear a rain jacket, but as i was riding down the w&od trail, i realized that i felt rather light. i had left the house without my synapse backpack, which held my macbook air that i needed to do my work. so i turned around and went back home to get it. i thought as i got home that maybe i should drive into the office. but i want to establish the biking to work routine, and if i jump in the car the first day that it rains, that isn't going to happen!
so i grabbed the synapse backpack and headed back out. the rain picked up and was coming down harder for a good bit of the ride. it wasn't long before my shorts were wet and my keens were holding a bit of water.
not surprisingly, when i got to work, i found the contents of the synapse to be dry.
i had a packing cube with a change of clothes in an open basket pannier in the back. my clothes, too, stayed dry!
oh happy rainy day! :)