After sweltering in 100+ degree heat for 3 days, it dropped into the mid-80s yesterday, although it was very muggy (at least for this area). Today, it’s pouring and we’re having thunder and lightning (wow, lots of thunder).
It’s pretty unusual to have rain and thunder/lightning storms here in August. East of the Cascade Range they get them far more often than the west side, it’s a rarity over here. Due to the heat I hibernated over the weekend. I think I stepped outside the house twice on Saturday – once to get the mail, and once to turn the soaker hose on for my roses. Too dang hot to ride, even at the crack of dawn. I don’t think it got below 80 even overnight.
Glad I didn’t plan to ride today, but I haven’t been on the bike since I rode to work last Tuesday. Tomorrow is supposed to be dry, so I think I’ll plan on riding in again. If all goes well, Friday is looking good too. Still have to get the fenders, and rain gear to ride in. This has been kind of expensive getting all outfitted for this. But by god I love my bike. Did I tell you it lives in my living room? Kind of makes it look like a college dorm room, but there’s no room in the garage, and I like having it right there if I decide to hop on and go for a spin. Besides, it’s pretty 😉