My schedule called for a 3hr bike/30min. run brick on Tuesday, so after I dropped my boys off at summer camp, I got ready.
Now, we have been having these CRAZY thunderstorms every day for the past week. They aren't just any rain storm, but have tons of lightning, hail, thunder, and massive amounts of rain falling in a short period of time. So, when I looked at the sky and saw this, I was a bit worried.
This picture really doesn't do it justice, but the sky was completely dark gray with ominous looking clouds all around me. For a brief minute I thought about bagging the ride and doing a long run instead, but then Jon's post [HERE] rang through my mind. NO bagging the ride for me!!
I quickly looked on weather.com and it said the rain wouldn't start until 1. It was 8:30A, I had a 3hr. ride...I was good to go!
I decided to stay close to my house in case the skies decided to open up, so I found an hour loop around the Cherry Creek State Park. It ended up being a pretty good loop, but there are several hills throughout the loop and my legs REALLY started to feel them by the 3rd loop.
The rain never came during my ride, and by the time I got home the sky looked like this:
I was happy to be done with the ride and so glad that I didn't bag it earlier because it ended up being perfect riding weather!