Leaving home this morning it was dry enough, but the overnight rain hadn't dried from the motorway so I had to fight through the spray. I was wearing my Rukka kit, which I love, but it was really noticeable over a longer distance just how much turbulence it caused. Anything resembling a decent speed and the vibrations over my back were really distracting. Maybe that's a safety feature?
The second 'problem' is that as its a textile suit it doesn't support the body in the same way, which made my legs and arms ache more than normal. Let me try to explain. My Alpinestar suit is pre-cut in a certain way which allows the body in a certain position. I don't have to think about it, the suit feels most comfortable and supportive in the riding position, which is clearly the point. This in turn, over a long journey, seems to actually reduce fatigue compared to the Rukka, which I find actually very interesting, especially considering how much lighter the Rukka is. I shall endeavour to continue these observations.
Towards the end of my PM commute, I come to a series of roundabout, one of which is controlled by lights. Not the end of the world and indeed after the long ride, the brief stop can be a nice rest bite. Today I pulled up behind a dark car and noticed that my front headlight bulb has blown. How flippin annoying! I'm back in the office on Friday, but not too sure if I'll have time tomorrow to find the bulb I want/need. May have to take the Ducati to work as the car, really isn't an option in Friday evening traffic. Maybe I should warn the neighbours now.