Missouri is the place to be lately if you enjoy severe thunderstorms and tornados. I think we've had over 200 tornados in the past week or so. With that in mind, I set out on my Saturday morning ride today figuring to limit myself to 20 miles because the skies did not look so attractive. At about mile 12 a light rain began, then the tornado sirens went off. The downpour started when I was a couple miles from home. After riding about half a mile in that, I ducked into a strip mall and took cover outside a Starbucks (yes, they are everywhere). A few minutes later I was on my way again--the severe storms missed my area. This was the first time I've ridden in rain any harder than a light drizzle. I had a great ride. I hope folks in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri are all weathering the storms.