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Old 11-01-04, 04:33 AM
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Too cool for words

Friday's commute home was one that I can't really share, only because I don't have the vocabulary. The weather deteriated, we had severe thunder storm warnings, and tornado warnings, a lot of warm air crashing into the cold air out of the north. It was pretty much deluge city! I thought the ride home would be a wash, so reluctantly I climbed on the bike for my midnight ride home. Off in the distance I could see flashes of lightening. I figured it would be raining soon. I kicked up the pedal revs and faced the spit and mist of the storm above me.
What was really cool was how the heavens were above me. Half the sky filled with dark thunderheads, the other half clear and the full moon falling on the route home. I didn't think it would last but it was really sort of cool to see the thunderheads lit by the moon, and the flashes of lightening were cool too.
I managed to get on the bike greenway leading into town from the west. That's when I came apon the indiscribable, but I'll try. above the city scape were these clouds that had crackles of lightening discharging under them, the streaks of lightening stretched across the sky, the bright flashes competing with and dwarfing the multitude of color hue rising off the city. it was so cool! I was in awe of the powers of nature on display before me.
The storm was moving away from me. I was free to watch the storm pass through, and I didn't get very wet, but the light show beat any Pink Floyd Laser show at the planatarium. I came to where I had to turn south, and found myself under clear skies with Orion's belt in the sky, and the sort of full moon lighting the way. It was like a wild mystical display, and I just had to chuckle at the drama of weather played for me on my way home. I was certainly awed. It was too cool
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Old 11-01-04, 04:45 AM
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too bad you didn't have a digicam with you to actually take pics of the sky and such... Sounds like the weather was putting on quite a show but was nice enough to not soak you on the way home.
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Thanks for sharing your experience. Wish I could have ridden with you that night.
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