Friday, June 16, 2017


I recently learned quite a bit of good information.  It all came to me as I was happily tooling along the bike path with bicycle Alice.  The temperature was perfect, there was very little wind, and some happy clouds kept the sun from totally frying everything.  My lessons covered a variety of subjects.


  • "Very little likelihood of rain today" is just weatherman-speak for "It's gonna rain today"

Space time

  • It can go from no rain to full on downpour seemingly instantaneously.  

Strength of materials

  • Those cool, lightweight capris I enjoy wearing on hot days become the equivalent of wet toilet paper once soaked through.  
  • If pressed just right against a building, a person can keep a little bit dry beneath the tiny overhang for a little while


  • I can think park rec maintenance workers look funny because they're wearing trash bags, yet be jealous of them because they're wearing trash bags at the same time.

Social etiquette

  • Despite her nice rack.... that could easily accommodate my bicycle, I would turn down the nice lady's offer for a "ride to my car" since my car was at my house, nearly 9 miles away.  


  • Mud.  You can never get rid of all of it

70's Music Trivia
  • I was reminded that I don't much care for piña coladas either.


Linking up with Mama Kat this week for the prompt:
4. Share something you learned in May.


  1. Ha -- This is very very clever! Sorry for the rough outing, but what a great post. My husband goes out on loooong cycling trips, and it's interesting some of the obstacles that can pop up.

    1. Well then he's probably "been there, done that"!

  2. All very good lessons. I'm going to try to learn from your outing and hopefully not repeat any of what happened to you. (Although we both learned the lesson about mud a few years back, didn't we?)
    Hopefully you made it home safely, and were able to peel yourself out of your clothes. And as Sublime says - very clever post about a kinda crappy outing. Fun to read. :)

    1. I'm pretty sure I'm still carrying around mud from 2012!

  3. Mud, you can never get rid of it, this is so true and even worse when it's the red mud I remember from SC

    1. Yes, we have that red mud too! The state is named for it, it's like gorilla glue.

  4. Everything about this bike ride sounds traumatic to me.

    1. It was, especially when my pants turned into toilet paper.

  5. I've had that moment of mocking/envying the trash bags workers wear. Last time I complained about rain, a friend pointed out that at least you don't have to shovel it!