So Sunday I got up and figured I would get out early for a ride. Read the paper, had some coffee, and got my kit on........to the sound of thunder????? Darn, where did that come from? Shortly after that the rain started and the kit came off. The rain started coming down harder and harder so I just waited for the boys to wake up and then helped make breakfast. It was quickly sliding into early afternoon when the rain stopped and I had a chance to get out for a ride. JoBro had a soccer game @6pm so the plan was for me to get out and ride meeting Mathgeek and the boys at the game. Once again the time I had was shorter than my planned ride but I rode a bit harder to get done in time. The whole time I was riding I kept my eye on the weather and it was looking nasty all around me from time to time. I managed to dodge all the rain and rolled into the soccer complex a half hour before game time. Unfortunately they were under a lightning delay and shortly after I arrived they called the game. I thought it was kind of overkill, there was no lightning or rain at the moment, why call the game? Whatever, I debated riding the rest of the way home but it would of been another 30 min and I was baked. So I loaded up my bike in the van and hitched a ride home. Once we got rolling I could see some lightning to the east and the sky was getting darker. At home the rain had started and I thought I could hear the faint sound of a tornado siren!
Flipped on the TV and YIKES! There was a tornado and it actually was not that far away. Watching on the TV we could see the tornado but it didn't last long and soon after the threat was over. Pretty weird that I rode my bike through the same spot where the tornado was about 30 minutes earlier. Pretty crazy. So now I'm sitting here listening to the thunder rumble and watching the lightning flash. Pretty busy weekend that's for sure.
JoBro has grand plans to become a rock star, Should be fun to watch him learn to play.
Next weekend the Mercy boys will be at it again at the Tour de Grove in St. Louis. 3 days of racing and we will have most of the crew together again. Yahoo!!!