Sunday, September 09, 2012
Last Sunday I wrote of our usual Sunday bike ride; well, today's was different. Officially the group ride was cancelled due to weather, but when I got there the sun was shining. Feathers was there and raring to go. Her real name is Wendy - she is an interesting tatooed 68 years old with feathers woven in her hair and she's training for a trip to Tahiti that includes a long bike ride. Feathers and I planned to ride a mile back and forth several times until the rain got to us, but when we'd gone a mile, she wanted to go further, so I did, too. We went 3 miles south and turned around and came back. She told me to go on to beat the rain as my bike is faster than hers. The sky got ominously black.
I ducked into a local diner and had some not too unhealthy breakfast, watching the thunderstorm come through. When there was a break in the rain, I rode the mile and a half to my daughter's house in a bit of a drizzle. DD is at church with the kids, so I'm Sparking on her computer til they get home.
Our group leader, Janet, stopped by to tell us in person that the ride was cancelled. She took a picture of Wendy and me, but it's not yet on Facebook, so I'll probably post it later.
My butt is a bit sore from yesterday's fall, so my 8 mile ride was probably all I needed anyway. The bumps hurt, so I had to get off the seat in a kind of standing position when we crossed railroad tracks and bad parts of the trail. Despite the weather and the bumps, I'm glad I rode today!!