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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I don't think the heavy stuff's gonna come down for quite a while...

Sam, Penny, Tony, Bill and I met at Southwestway (SWW) Park today for our usual Tuesday ride. The weather looked great... blue skies, with puffy white clouds and a bit of a breeze blowing from the west.

We worked to stay together in the headwind and made it to Brooklyn and Observatory Hill. When we got to Brooklyn I mentioned to Sam that I didn't like the look of the big cloud back toward our starting point to the north. Penny, Sam and I climbed Observatory Hill, contemplated making a second ascent while Penny played in traffic, but decided to head back to get Sam home on time and avoid the weather. As we pedaled out of Brooklyn and looked at the big storm cloud, Tony opined that our cars were likely getting wet in the parking lot back at SWW.

As we made our way back north, most of the storm clouds stayed off to our east and we even saw a lovely rainbow at one point. But when we got about three miles from the parking lot, big drops started falling from the storm clouds overhead. At first the few drops felt pretty good and the temperature dropped noticeably. As we rode toward home, though, the skies got darker and the rain got heavier, and then the lightning and thunder started. As I passed the golf course, barely able to see the cars in the lot through the rain, I saw a lone golfer carrying his clubs and making his way to his car, reminding me of the Caddyshack quote in the title.

By the time we got back to the parking lot at SWW, I was completely soaked head to toe and it was still absolutely pouring down. We got our stuff loaded in our cars and headed home...

Thanks Sam, Penny, Tony and Bill for a great ride in spite of the weather... everyone's spirit at the end made it a lot of fun. And I'm sorry I jinxed us by mentioning the storm cloud back in Brooklyn...

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if it was your or I that jinxed us! Either way, it was fun! Running or riding in the rain reminds me of what it is like to be a kid!


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