Monday, February 26, 2007

Hail Ya!


Well.... it is still February, around 9pm tonight I was working away in the kitchen when I hear a mighty BOOM.. BOOM..
I turned down the stereo when I realized it was thunder and man it was loud. I didn't have to wait too long and all of a sudden I can hear the hail. So I poke my head out of the doorway here and Flash, BOOM. It starts coming down really hard. Shoot.... hail like this only happens every couple of years here in the city so I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pic's. Stuff was pretty big about the size of green peas. Last Thursday it hailed on me as I was almost home from work too. Crazy weather we've been having for sure. I got soaked on the Sat ride and cut it short because I didn't think it was going to rain that early in the day and didn't have the right gear. Sunday I was planning on going to Merced for the Crits but it was looking soggy and 2 hours in the car, each way, to race in the rain, didn't seem like a great idea, so I hopped on the SS and got in 2 hours w/ about 40 min of that, hard 40-50 rpm climbing (can you say gym workout). This weekend didn't quite pan out how I wanted it to but even the best laid out plans can go to shit.... Mother nature was not to kind, I hope things turn around for the Merco weekend. I'm going there rain or shine and the forecast looks good so far.

Right outside my front door the stuff was piling up quick, extreme "lite" weather is always kind of cool.


Blogger Brian said...

yeah, i thought the rain was going to hold off until a little later on saturday too. i was barely hanging on to the group at the top of white's hill but couldn't quite close the gap down the backside so let them go and rode the shorter loop around nicasio alone in the rain. throughly drenched, not daring to stop for anything for fear of getting too cold.


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