Rainy Day in Milan
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During our few days in Milan we noticed that almost everyone carried an umbrella and if you didn't carry one you were sure to have two or three umbrella salesmen chasing you down each block. One afternoon we sought shelter from the rain at a cafe and watched the traffic go by including many cyclists carrying umbrellas. It's ironic that living part time in the wet west coast Vancouver weather I have rarely owned and almost never carried an umbrella and have never ever seen anyone cycling with one, in fact it would probably be frowned on here. Europeans ride a little differently though and with great skill.