|A new career? Rainmaker ...||Humma Hah|
May 27, 2001 10:05 PM
|... When I left California, and my old job, Virginia was in the throes of a mini-drought. It hadn't rained here in about 18 days, and the area was behind in rainfall for the year.
I got home and managed one ride without getting rained on -- 2.5 miles to the post office and back. Since then, almost every time I've ridden I've been hit by at least some raindrops. And I seem to be getting better.
This weekend I got the mountainbike back in service, up at the cabin. Put in a scant mile or so, which produced heavy rainfall and hail, and the storm continued east into Virginia and Maryland, producing close to an inch of rain in some areas and a possible tornado.
So, how much would Florida pay me to come down there for a while?
|Don't forget Washington state||mike mcmahon|
May 27, 2001 10:46 PM
|The Yakima Valley farmers would probably offer you a small fortune to bring your bike up to Washington for few weeks.|
|No end in sight||Curtis|
May 27, 2001 10:55 PM
|It has been raining here in the Detroit area for several days. I paid the price this morning. My commute to work yesterday was uneventful; just some standing water on the roads. When I got up this morning, however, to ride home, it was again raining steadily. I put in a few hours OT, which got be out of the worst of the rain, but the streets were wet and I rode home in steady drizzle. The good news is my Pearl Izumi jacket performed as promised. Most of me stayed dry (if a little cold...OK, I was downright chilled), but my shoes are mostly mesh with a little leather. Guess I'll have to start carrying my GoreTex sock, eh?|| |