2/3/07

Ride Wet or Go Home

This morning was eventful. Woke up at 5:50am with a little bit of a head cold but i was determined to get on my bike for a long ride. I headed out at 6:30am and felt the rain drops around 6:45am. Kept going in the sprinkles until the down pour came. I was soaking wet and stopped at a Hess station cause I was riding on a major road (54) in the lightening. I was on my way to the suncoast trail to ride (one of our great trails for cyclists/runners) to meet Christian, a guy that I know. He saw me at Hess and picked me and Seduza up and we headed for the trail in his car (about 3 miles down from where I stopped). If you know me at all, I just hate driving my bike somewhere to ride when instead I can just jump on my bike and ride ride ride. However, by the time we got to the trail, the rain had stopped. I was soaking wet, his wife was calling him telling him that he was crazy to ride in the rain, but we still wanted to ride. And, it wasn't raining....at the time. We jumped on our bikes and about 1 1/2 miles in our ride, down comes the rain. Although riding in the rain was fine, the thunder got louder. It was time to turn around and head back to the car. So, as my morning started at 6:30am and finished around 8am, I ended up with 15 miles and a washed set of cycling clothes. I guess if you love your bike and what you do, even a little rain won't stop you from your goals :) This morning was eventful. Woke up at 5:50am with a little bit of a head cold but i was determined to get on my bike for a long ride. I headed out at 6:30am and felt the rain drops around 6:45am. Kept going in the sprinkles until the down pour came. I was soaking wet and stopped at a HEss station cause I was riding on a major road (54) in the lightening. I was on my way to the suncoast trail to ride (one of our great trails for cyclists/runners) to meet Christian, a guy that I know. He saw me at Hess and picked me and Seduza up and we headed for the trail in his car (about 3 miles down from where I stopped). If you know me at all, I just hate driving my bike somewhere to ride when instead I can just jump on my bike and ride ride ride. However, by the time we got to the trail, the rain had stopped. I was soaking wet, his wife was calling him telling him that he was crazy to ride in the rain, but we still wanted to ride. And, it wasn't raining....at the time. We jumped on our bikes and about 1 1/2 miles in our ride, down comes the rain. Although riding in the rain was fine, the thunder got louder. IT was time to turn around and head back to the car. So, as my morning started at 6:30am and finished around 8am, I ended up with 15 miles and a washed set of cycling clothes. I guess if you love your bike and what you do, even a little rain won't stop you from your reaching your goals. :) And if your not ready to train hard, just have fun out there! And if you want to know what keeps me going, it's the days like today that I'll look back on and say "it was all worth it".