The ride home, however, was a completely different story. I left a bit early but with the light drizzle it was already pretty dark and the roads were starting to get wet. I had all my lights on and wore my reflector vest and my tires have reflective sidewalls. It was a safe ride home but only because I was cautious to a fault - it must have taken me close to an hour to ride 9 miles, with stops for lights included. I also adjusted the route to avoid a stretch in the woods. I normally ride it in the dark but I thought it would be too slick with the day's precipitation so I saw more cars than I normally see later in my ride. I made it home safe and sound. My average speed dropped to less than 11 mph but that is a decent average for commuting.
Miles for the year: over 2800. I now have rode in all months except for January. And I have run more miles in December than I rode (17 vs 15).