6:00am – Southern Kettles – “…slight chance of rain in the early morning…”
Right. How about 100% chance of a monsoon. I had plans to ride the Bluemound trails outside of Madison today with a friend, but he bailed. So I thought I’d take a nice long solo tour of the Kettles. A chance of light rain was fine with me. As I drove, I could see the temp dropping and then the very light rain started. Not a problem, I had arm warmers and it was only 56 – perfect for a long ride.
By the time I reached the parking lot I think Noah was just rounding up the last pair of animals on Earth. I seriously considered aborting, but I was pretty set on riding. The trails were in really good shape – rain was sheeting off the hard pack like someone had waxed it. So far, so good.
Once I got about 2 miles in, I realized it wasn’t going to let up, and I didn’t want to be the jackass that tore up the trails riding them in the extreme wet, so I cut it short and headed back to the parking lot. The only good thing was that I finally got to see the new Orange trail, and I can’t wait to go back and take some hot laps.
Multiple rides next week before WORS #4 in Kewauskum on the 13th. That course is all climbing and no real single-track, so I’ll really get to see if my training is up to par or not.
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