But I keep forgetting how mucky the path in the park gets when it's rained, even though the path is paved. A while back, some repair work was being done on the path. There's still a lot of river sand (gritty, sandy silt) lying around, and rain washes it onto the path.
The road bike doesn't have fenders, and the rear wheel tosses up water and grit all the way to my helmet! My clothes got all dirty and gritty, and the bike looked like it had been in a mud wrestling match. I didn't have time to give it more than a perfunctory cleaning before going to work, so I'd better go clean it now.