I had a plan. I set my alarm for 6:45am, get up and out the door by 7:15 and ride to Huntington. I’d never been there before and I heard they have a civil war monument.
Grabbed my iPhone and it was 2% charged. I looked at my charger and realized it was unplugged from the wall. Ah ha. Oh well. I plugged it in and checked the weather. A storm was coming in from the west but it was moving slowly. Arrival time was approximately 10am so I had plenty of time. Around 7:40 it was up to 35% so I grabbed my gear, took a rare (and after seeing the pic knew why) selfie and headed out.
The sky was dark to the west so I needed to keep an eye on it. Once out of my development I saw a house that I’ve always loved but never got around to taking a picture. Here it is.
The wind was pretty strong due to the wind but my legs were fresh and I figured when I came home it would be much easier. After a couple miles I reached down and there was no water bottle. Who needs water on a humid June day? I persevered and headed south. The wind kept getting worse but mornings are a great time to ride. I got a little farther south than I normally go when I came upon a railroad track. As I crossed it I could see a curtain of rain about one hundred yards ahead. It was slowly coming my way so I turned around and immediately found I could easily cruise at 18-20 mph. It’s amazing, a tailwind makes me feel like I’m twenty-five again.
I could feel a few drops now and then but I stayed just ahead of it.
I’m disappointed that I didn’t make it to Huntington but I will soon. It was still a fun ride.