Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Arizona, USA
Bikes: Mercier Corvus (commuter), Fila Taos (MTB), Trek 660(Got frame for free and put my LeMans Centurian components on it)
Originally Posted by lilHinault
You must live in Flagstaff Arizona to get hail that size in July!
Grew up and went to College in Flagstaff. Never got to ride in hail there though (although I had countless missed opportunities).
I DID however have the experience of riding in that kind of Hail riding alongside Tempe town lake in Tempe Az at the end of a Monsoon season and was attacked by marble size hail. About every 8 or 9th stone would find a vent in my helmet and give me a sharp knock on the noggin. Wouldn't you know it that the storm caught me after I had gone under the last overpass and the hail had passed by the time I found shelter. That storm was a doozy. Every car that passed me would send a wave of water over me as the standing water in the road was 6 inches deep until the storm was over. I showed up at my meeting completely soaked to the bone.
I was biking the backroads,
lost in the moment.