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Thursday, July 23, 2015

WTF ... Rated PG 13 (Coarse Language)

The weather apps all agreed, today was going to be a fine day for a motorbike ride. I looked out the door, the fog had lifted. For the first time I could see the island, but WTF the sky was black!
I left anyway. WTF!
I was looking forward to riding highway 132. It’s a great ride, but today was all about the sky. I watched the tutorial on the weather network this morning … I may not remember what the storm cloud formations were called, but I’m convinced I saw every one, save the funnel cloud and you can be sure I was watching for those too! But it wasn’t raining so I kept riding. WTF!  No time to stop for the artistic photos. Just keep riding!
Around noon it still wasn’t raining but just the same I thought it prudent to plan where I was going to stop …. keeping in mind my new view on life, you know … slow down and enjoy the ride. So with a little help from Google I picked a spot in Tracy QC. Awesome, it had good reviews, was cheap and I’d be checking in by 3:30. I didn't feel like tenting.
Check in … WTF … the smoke drenched, dirty shag carpeted room with overhead mirrors was screaming rent me by the hour. “Do you have another room?” “No, we’re all booked.”” Well, it’s a bit too freaky for me, thanks, yes I’d like to cancel. Thanks.” (In the back of my mind I’m thinking there has to be something else along the way.)
WTF, there wasn’t! Just keep riding! Dan says sunset will happen at 8:24 and I will be home at 8:25, close enough. Just keep riding!
43 km from home, for the first time in days I see clear skies ahead and WTF, it starts raining! I arrived home after a 12 and a half hour, 754 km ride … and they tell me it’s been sunny and hot all week long, WTF!

12 comments:

  1. I've given up with the weather ! Beautiful layers of gray with those clouds....

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  2. You're right Nikos ... you certainly can't depend on the weather, might as well give up!

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  3. That sounded like a tough riding day. I can't recall ever having done more than 600km on a bike, and I hope I will never have to. Now I have to quietly meditate a bit to get all the WTF out of my head again ;-)

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    1. Sonja, good thing I did nothing but lollygag and rest for the two days before, I was surprisingly, not tired. And once I was 100 km from home, I said, "WTF" (whooops there's another one you have to meditate out) and went for it.

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  4. The weather guessers (excuse me, climatologists) have been laughing at us all summer. Bottom line is this climate change stuff has them so confused they really have no clue what's going to happen. Anyway, you're home, safe and sound, and, I expect, nice and dry.

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    1. Snug as a bug in a rug, but a little bit sad as well.

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  5. After this post (language) they may transfer you to high school. Not to worry though. Same lesson plans, same behavior but a bit more rough language. ;-)

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    1. I know Richard, I should just wash my own mouth out with soap right now ...

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  6. Are you still heading West out to the Mississippi?

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    1. ED, I've had to change those plans, I'm home now, looking for some day tripping. Are you still passing by this way (or have you already.) I'd love to meet up and ride a bit even if it's on your return route. (Or at least provide a picnic stop!) Let me know.

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  7. Murphy's Law, of course it was sunny at home.

    What a long day. A long day in the saddle is better than spending the night in the "no tell motel".

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    1. You want to believe it!!!! My arms were a little tired this morning, but I recovered quickly. Don't know how those iron butt-ers do it though.

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