I had GREAT cloud cover, which made it truly enjoyable. I love blue sky and high puffy clouds, but they tend to make the bike a slightly less comfy place!
As I got ready to go on the path behind my house, I saw these little dudes. They were a charcoal gray -- very pretty in a gray-scale kind of palette.
I wanted to check out a trail I knew existed but hadn't made the cut for the County bike map. I headed over to Herndon and then exited and followed Sugarland Run. NICE trail. I followed it for about 3 miles. There are two creek crossings in this area that are called "wet" crossings, meaning that if it has been raining, you might get wet. Um...did I mention it rained all night and into this morning?
I rode through the first one with no problem -- well, I got wet, but it was okay. When I got to the second one the current seemed a lot stronger, and bike tires slip easily, so I dismounted and crossed on the stones.
By the time I worked my way back home, I had ridden 18 miles and realized that I wasn't wiped out. Thank you for the clouds, God!
And now, at almost 3pm, it's getting ready to storm again. I read the radar well.