Friday, June 19, 2009

Bicycling Adventures 2

So, last Saturday I didn't have to work so Kevin and I decided to go on a bike ride. It was supposed to rain but when we went outside the sky was semi-blue, although somewhat cloudy, and it was sunny so we figured we would be safe. As we headed down the Provo trail toward Bridal Veil it started to cool off a little bit but it felt really nice.

After we passed the Riverwoods and gone a short distance passed the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival park I was getting tired and we turned around. Good thing we did because by the time we got to the Riverwoods again a torrential rain storm started. It hailed, dumped rain and the wind blew like crazy - kind of like you would see in a movie. It was probably the biggest rain storm we'd had this year. As we hunched over to be more aerodynamic in the strong wind we pedaled as hard as we could (even going down hill) and we were hardly moving. So, we stopped at Will's Pit Stop so we could warm up a little and dry off.

Once he was semi-warm my loving husband headed back out into the rain, rode his bike home, got the car and picked me and my bike up so that I wouldn't have to ride in the rain any further. To give you an idea of how long the torrential rain lasted... it took Kevin about 20 minutes or so to get home and another 10 to come back with the car. That whole time the rain didn't let up. It took a very hot shower to warm up after the chilly ride.