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.


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?