Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It Was One Of Those Days

Yes, I rode to work today.

And . . .

I just missed the rain this morning.

I had my raingear on and the sky still looked threatening, but the rain had moved on.

When I got to work I was the only one in the motorcycle parking area. When I went out at break Isabelle had been joined by another scooter. I guess you could say the forecast of the lot was rain.

The middle part of the day was quite nice. It was a perfect day for a fire drill. That said, I'm glad the drill happened in the building next door.

When it became time to leave work for the ride out to West County it rained and it didn't just sprinkle, it poured. Once again I donned the raingear.

By the time I got to the parking area the rain had stopped, but the sky still looked threatening. Hmm, does this sound familiar?

As I made my way west I could see blue sky to the North.

It was a different story to the South. Later I found out at about this time it was pouring down rain where Heather works, which is south and east of this intersection.

I made it out to class without encountering any rain.

After class I checked the radar and it appeared everything had moved off to the East. I didn't bother putting on the raingear.

And I made it home nice and dry. As I rode I watched the sun play off the clouds of the departing storm front as it moved off to the East.

It was one of those days where timing was everything. Twenty minutes earlier in either the morning or the evening and my raingear would have gotten a workout. As it was, I was dry as a bone.

  • 75F/24C with rain all around, but none on my head as I rode to work.
  • 80F/27C with clouds as I made my way home from class.


  1. Typical summer clouds for your area in the summer. I'm glad they are staying where they belong- up.

    1. Yes, when they "touch down" it is not a good thing. Up is nice.

  2. Nice job dodging the rain. Glad you managed to stay dry.

    Love that last picture. The power of nature.

    1. I, too, liked the last photo. There seemed something very primal about it.

      I didn't so much dodge the rain as lucked out. I must say, if one didn't ride when rain was in the forecast it would seriously curtain a person's riding.