This weekend is Memorial Day weekend in the US and that means we get one extra day of possible ride time before we have to return to the dreaded 9-5 on Tuesday. Everyone that ever throws a leg over the bike plans at least one excursion for the weekend to enjoy with friends and family. So what happens when this fantastic weekend of excess arrives? RAIN!
We had a great ride planned in Tennessee for today, but unfortunately everything is wet just like it was yesterday. We were hoping that the that green stuff on the radar was going to break up (like it usually does when it hits the mountains), but this time the scattered thunderstorms held on and turned our trails into red clay mush. Pretty surprising actually because the weather.com geniuses have been wrong 99% of the time lately.
Its all good though I guess. This will allow me to get several bike related things done that I have been putting off.
- Multiple wrenching sessions. Its time to get all of the bikes in perfect working order and ready for more reviews.
- Article writing. This kind of time off allows me to get a lot of blog work done to lighten the load during the week.
- Road Ride – Yes! Just because the trails are wet does not mean I can’t ride a bike! I just need things to dry up just a little bit to head out and get some miles in.
In many areas, you guys are able to ride your trails in the wet, but here…we are blessed with beautiful red clay that completely rips up the trail when ridden on wet. So for all of you out there enjoying the long weekend or just getting out for a ride, enjoy it! All of us in the southeast US are looking for other alternatives…
LOL…re-reading this post makes me sound really bitter…
What do you think?