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Three Speed October 2019: Week One, Ride Two, Saturday September 28

Welcome to the second ride of my personal challenge! It all started off good, leaving the house mid-afternoon on Saturday September 28th. A beautiful early fall day, sun and 58F/15C when I departed to do some errands on the Raleigh Superbe. I felt almost overdressed with my thick sweater. I made some copies on Hawthorne.

When I came out I heard the crack o’ thunder and looked up to a dark sky. Checking the weather, I see a blob of red heading our way, National Weather Service warning of hail and lightning.

I rush off to my next destino, seeing if I can outrun. After a brief visit to Portland Bicycle Emporium the skies opened up. A big flash of lighting and crack of thunder was almost directly overhead, so I rushed to an awning in a parking garage to wait it out. A few other cylists had the same idea. The rain and hail came, and then lessened. The temp dropped a good 10 degrees F. Now I feel underdressed!

I headed over to SE Foster and decided to check out Foster Outdoor Whaddya know, a nice wool scarf for sale? To think, I thought September was too early for “scarf weather”, but what do I know?

On the way home, I caught a glimpse of the sunset. Nice sun, thunder and downpour, sunset. A good mix today. 11 miles total. I hope the next ride isn’t as “exciting”…

3 thoughts on “Three Speed October 2019: Week One, Ride Two, Saturday September 28

  1. It sure is beautiful out there, even in the rain. Great pictures. The cold is coming here in Connecticut also, great cycling weather.

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