Biking in the rain can be kind of fun in the summer, but the colder the weather gets, the less pleasant it becomes. For the last couple hours of work yesterday, I had the same internal debate I always have when the weather’s dicey: to bike or not to bike (in this case, from the Reader office in River North up to west Rogers Park, then home to Ukrainian Village later in the evening). As usual, this involved obsessively checking weather.com (even though I know how often it’s wrong) to see what the odds of rain would be later in the evening, as well as figuring out possible routes via public transit. I also considered going home to get my car first, how much longer that would take, and how much sitting in traffic on the way up would make me hate the world. And as usual, biking was the fastest and most convenient option, so I took my chances that my ride home would be rainy.