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1. The Go-Anywhere-in-Any Weather Biker – If a foreigner asks you how many seasons we have in the country, the best answer is either hot and hotter, or wet and wetter. What we used to have were known as the dry and rainy seasons, but we now experience are the extreme ends of each of these two seasons. Concerned environmentalist would attribute this to global warming that causes radical changes in the world’s weather pattern. This emerging weather patterns have caused many rides to be canceled because people were afraid of the effects of the weather. Indeed, it’s not easy to be under the blazing sun or be caught in heavy rains and strong winds. The DOST has been known to miss in their weather forecasts. Thus in many occasions, prudence and erring on the side of caution somehow gets the better of many bicyclists and they decide to call the ride off due to prevailing weather conditions. But not all: we have the go-anywhere-in-any-weather bicyclist to look up to. He or she is there to encourage others to pedal on in spite of seemingly unconquerable conditions.
Is this type of bicyclist fun to be with in a ride?
Of course! The best of this lot however, has in mind the safety of bicyclist above any enjoyment of the ride. He or she may seem reckless at first but with experience, this type of bicyclist will know when to actually go or not. He or she calculates, with judiciousness, the merits of going or cancelling. Certain weather conditions can permit bicyclists to go ahead with a planned trail ride as they may even prove to be more fun and adventurous. On the other hand, there are some that can aggravate the ride and may force its cancellation. This type of bicyclist is an asset for the group and a pleasure as bicycling companion if he or she allows prudence to guide his/her decisions.