Thursday, October 22, 2009

The weather sucks for riding....

The Queen of Cross says it's windy in Florida....
Last night before the rain came....
As the rain started....
Went out at about 5:45 or so last night for an hour and a half on the Surly 1x1. I was planning to meet The Corpulent One as he got back from a longer ride but, as it turned out, I didn't see anyone who looked like him. When I got to Big Woods it started to rain. It had been one of those thick fall mists up to that point, which turned into a drizzle, then a light shower. If it had been a July afternoon it probably would have been comfortable and welcome. Since it was a November evening it was neither. Well, it wasn't bad. Nah, actually, it was ok, since I was riding the bike outside rather than riding a bike in the basement.
Anyway, I took a few laps around the lake, just in case. There were a couple of women out walking their dogs on their 10' leashes and, of course, the leashes crossed the trail with the dogs in the grass. I never could figure out why it works that way. It was dark and wet and they were walking their dogs.... Hmmmm.... Ahhh well, the things we do for our pets:)
After I'd been out for awhile and decided that I wasn't going to meet Fatty, I headed home through Cedar Falls. I saw that The Thin Man's light was on inside the shop so I stopped to visit for a few minutes. It was good! He was getting ready to leave to go eat so I hit the road and headed home. I was definitely wet and cold and covered in mud. Probably good training for what's coming this weekend. CX in Marshalltown on Saturday, which I'm sure is going to be very, very muddy. It's all good! CX in Bettendorf on Sunday. Yup, it's raining there too.... I suspect that the hills around the Quad Cities are going to drain a little better than the race track at the fairgrounds in Marshalltown. :) I'm excited! Both will be GREAT venues.
I guess I got off track there.... After I got home and stripped out of my soaking wet clothes and dried off, I turned my 'puter on. Whoa! An email from Fatty! He started to ride but decided it was going to rain so he beat feet home ahead of the rain and drank beer. I guess he's smarter than I am, eh? I missed you, Buddy!
Jackal and Moo are still in Florida for a couple more days but Moo sent me the pic of The Queen as she was heading to the beach this morning. It was apparently a bit windy down there on the ocean! :)
That's it for now.
Ride safe.
Peace out, yo!

11 Comments:

Blogger Guitar Ted said...

Good on ya for not lettin the rain stop you. But I gotta ask- Do you have a light? Those pics look like you are riding without one. (I know night shots are darn near impossible with a point and shoot though)

Just hope yer being safe Buddy!

7:59 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

g-ted....
yup, i roll with a double shot on the bars and red blinkies on the back. "light up the night"!

thanks for your concern, my friend.

8:03 PM  
Blogger john said...

Blue - what do you think? Could be too muddy for X in Marshalltown - I'm not sure I want to carry my bike around a course for 45 minutes.
Especially up some of those hills outside of the cowbarns.
John

8:19 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

john....
i suspect it's going to be very muddy, especially on the race track part of the course. i'm bringing the cannondale with disc brakes...

8:46 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Don't worry about his lights GT....he must have them to go out.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Brian B said...

I could tell why it's so windy in Florida..........

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ut oh...what happened today? You were NOT DFL???!!!

10:09 PM  
Blogger Harkemas4 said...

She is so dang cute!! She should come visit her cousin Tara!

3:54 PM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

you have got to give fatty credit. dry at home with beer in hand beats wet, mud covered and cold anyday!
hope you had a great race in Bettendorf!

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Old Man! :) Now to only master the art of drinking and riding the rollers...that's next on the agenda! Blue was enjoying the course today!!

8:17 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

Judy...
i always try to be safe.

brownie...
alamanians all talking at once? :)

fatty...
it was an accident. i wasn't paying attention, i guess.

tara....
:)

oldman...
don't give him too much credit.
bettendorf was the bomb!

fatty...
i know you can drink and ride the rollers. that course was brootal today. geez!

6:47 AM  

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