Cabela’s is an outfitter that makes pretty decent quality clothing for outdoor use and sells is at fair prices. I typically buy their Guidewear clothing (i.e. short pants and both long and short sleeved shirts) for summer. Because they are nylon they dry fast when wet and wear well for many years. I had a couple of shirts on order and we rode up to pick them up.
As we were leaving the South Barrington location you could see that a BIG 10 tournament was underway. There was a white tent erected in the parking lot outside the Sears Centre Arena. We drove over to see the logo pieces and then were able to also grab a shot of the bannered facade of the arena.
This is the 2013 edition of the Women’s Basketball Tournament. The place was busy with lots of vehicles parking and folks walking into the arena. It was good to see. Then it was a U-Turn at the end of the driveway into the parking lot of the tournament and back out to Route 59 and home. The roads were dry all day and nary a rain drop did I see. But lots of our EBC cycling events were cancelled because it looked as if rain was threatening to appear.
So much of bicycling being the primary transportation mode even for committed cyclists. The simple facts are that two-wheeled uprights do not do very well on icy or even wet roads. And falling and injuring yourself is no picnic when the temperatures are low. Now if club level cyclists are prudent enough to stay out of the weather then imagine just how difficult it must be for newbies to even consider venturing out in bad weather?