I do not know if you guys noticed the weather mess around here. I mean it rains and rains and there is thunder and the sky lights up with lightening. Rivers are overflowing, bike pads under water and the roads to the bike pads also. There is T.storms predicted daily and I would never bike if I go by forecasts.
Of course I do not.
Here is my story of this afternoon. Look at the radar if you read this.
I bike North from Brodhead, WI to New Glarus this afternoon (23 miles). Access roads are under water. A foot of water on part of the raised Rail to Trail. The weather is muggy, buggy and looks wet. Get to New Glarus and snack. Turn around and return. The trail goes through forest restricting view of the sky. About 9 miles of the return leg.
Suddenly I hear serious thunder. I look around and see big ominous clouds at SW and I am going South.
What to do? Turn back? There is no shelter. I am in a swamp. Those clouds are coming fast.
WTF. Full speed ahead. Lets see if I can outrun that storm. Going 20-25 MPH. The storm is at 3 o'clock and very close. Lightening and banging away. I go faster like you would with some big dogs behind you. Storm is at 4'oclock and finally behind me. I go like hell and make Brodhead and look back.
Man, it was very black and looked scary.
That was a very interesting bike trip.
I am now sitting on my enclosed balcony seeing and listening to that same huge storm hitting this town.