Sunday, April 02, 2006

Spring weather woes

Every spring starts the same way with me missing riding opportunities because of two reasons.

#1... Paying too much attention to the weather forecasts (and believing the weather folks are going to be somewhat right)

#2... Not riding on Saturday because Sunday’s forecast looks better, and then it turns out Sunday is so bad that I can’t ride at all

This was one of those weekends, I didn’t get to ride at all, although I could have both days had I just ignored the weather forecast. So I blew it BIG TIME! Decided to skip riding on Saturday since it was cloudy and cold, and I had so many things to do, then today I woke up and then it started to rain. It did clear up but a big storm and possibly a tornado was on the way. It ended up being party cloudy and 50 degrees most of the afternoon and it didn’t start to storm until just a bit before 8PM.

4 comments:

Rick said...

Diane and I skipped riding too. Too many things to do on both days. My goal for this season is quality riding time, not quantity. I've ridden enough in horrible weather, that the appeal is lost on me. Why should I do a 200 mile loop that I have done many times, in the cold, wet, windy weather?

roadrailer said...

Even worse is jumping between four or five different weather sources and each of them saying something different! Which do you trust most?

IceHog said...

Sorry to hear that. I gave up on the forecast went camping and put on over 200 miles.

meangene said...

Living here in the Pacific Northwest, I decided years ago to invest in decent raingear. If I was to wait around for these weather reports to make any kind of sense, I'd have sold my bikes years ago! However, cold, wet and windy are not great combos, and sometimes I'm even flipping a coin. We're suppose to see rain both Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend. Guess I might as will do some weeding in the yard...