Sunday, July 17, 2005

Rain Rain Go Away

This non-stop rain is wearing me out.

Ever since Hurricane Dennis made its way up through Alabama and Tennessee into the Ohio River Valley, it's been raining here. On Wednesday and Thursday, the huge, spiraling low pressure system sat directly on top of us here in Louisville. Naturally, that meant it rained throughout the day, and I don't think we've seen the sun since the last Sunday.

Today on the usual Sunday group ride, six of us chased down Papa John Schnatter on River Road---he had been out for a while on a huge solo break---at about 26-28 miles an hour. With rain pouring down.

I had road grit in my teeth by the time we hit the only big hill of the route and was completely drenched from head to toe. The drenched part has been the routine for seven full days now, and it's getting old.

Unfortunately, the rain is probably going to hang around a few more days. Yay.