Bike Shop Boy: according to weather.com not suppose to rain until noon
Our Fearless Leader: I can't do 9:00 AM, but could make it by 9:30 AM.
Turtle Boy: we talking today?
Bike Shop Boy: yes today I am in
Turtle Boy: ok ..........dirty bike here we go again.........
Me: I can do 9:30, wait for me!
|Planet Bike Blinky |
We start out on the ride deciding to head away from the coast so there won't be as much traffic since it's still super foggy. We make it just a few miles and what happens??? It starts to rain. And then it rains harder. So here we are, the four of us, The Usual Suspects riding in 50 degree weather in the rain. We jokingly wonder what the drivers on the road must think of us. I'm sure you have a pretty good idea.
Of course I'm surprised when Harvey tells me to turn left on Ethridge. We're going back. Honestly, I was thinking "well we're already soaked, I guess we're going to continue on with the ride". What kind of mentality is that?
So are we dedicated or just plain stoopid? I think neither. I think we have Contagious Optimism! It's nice to have a group of friends who are willing to jump on The Bandwagon and try to get in a ride no matter what the weather man says. We made a fun memory to think back on this coming summer when we're melting in the 100% humidity.
Here is the message board post that was made just after the ride ended:
Turtle Boy: Just got some chinese food and read my fortune cookie
which I believe applies to OIB cyclists, especially after
today's Ride for Rain
It read. "Confucious say "always check weather report yourself
before going for ride no matter what bike shop owner say".
|I wonder what the next adventure will be!|