Tuesday, June 03, 2008

My Prediction for Tomorrow's Weather

I didn't ride my bike today because the weather forecast predicted an 80% chance of thunderstorms and showers. Ok, I'll admit - I'm a chicken when it comes to biking in stormy weather. I was debating this issue this morning, though. Should I ride or not? I wanted to ride so that I could add more miles to Team IUSB for the Michiana Bike to Work Week challenge. But I didn't want to get stuck in a storm. So I drove to work today.

What a mistake.

It rained for about 10 minutes. And that was it. I looked outside my office window in frustration. I was expecting something way more severe, just like the weatherman promised. But no, that didn't happen. As I drove home from work today, I saw several people biking. I should be on my bike, not in my car, I thought to myself.

So here's my prediction for tomorrow: It will rain like cats and dogs. And I will be in the middle of it, on my bike. Forget the weatherman's report. I'm biking tomorrow. Now watch me get struck by lightning.

3 comments:

Nate Ring said...

In South Bend, the weather is pretty random. Weather man says, "it'll be 80 and sunny" that means, "itll be clear skys at 2:00 in the morning and raining from 4-12 the next day." My guess is tomorrow the rain will come down hard.


Rain poncho and change of clothes (in a big ziplock bag of sorts)?

veggiegirl84 said...

I know exactly how you feel. I too joined the IUSB team and opted out on tuesday due to weather. But, I actually felt a bit guilty pulling up in my car.. how silly is that? :)

Experimentaholic said...

How connected to nature did you feel in the height of that storm?