I don’t know which year had such an awful summer last time. In the last 5 years weren’t the sommers so bad and wet. The rain is always waiting for the weekends. I like to do sports in the nature, more or less in better weather conditions.
Most of the time I use bike for shopping tours. It is more green, cheaper, and sometimes even faster way for shopping. You have a limited storage space, so you can not buy every unnecesarry things in the shop.