Rain and bikes DO mix

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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