"Flock of Cycles" First Party-Ride – FRIDAY JULY 20th!!!! –
Weather.com says 85% chance of rain at 5pm. 90% at 7pm. The map doesn’t look good to me. If the ride is on I will be there (especially since I volunteered to fill in as DJ), but if we’re taking a vote I’m ok will moving the ride to next week.
Looks like there’s some serious flash flooding going on south of the city. With more rain on the way, lets hope it doesn’t move north. This is 51 and 88. Second pic is Lebanon Church Rd.
Ha! That’s crazy. Top photo was taken by a friend and former co worker of mine.
It’s too bad I’m not working at South Campus today, I could have cycled through that, although I’m not sure it’s good for the hubs
Yeah, I try not to think of that. Maybe I’ll just stick to runoff coming down 885. It is pretty fun though!
As long as it doesn’t get in your mouth, you should be okay right?
Not gonna make it either. I feel sick (hardly got through batman) and dogs are sick also.
I’m not making it either. Normally rain isn’t a concern for me…but ever since the mid-century bronchitis, I’m trying to be a little bit more cautious.
I posted this on the admin board, but I’ll cc it for here:
At 4:00, the trailing edge of the rain was over central Beaver County. The serious weather was in the South Hills.
At 4:40, it’s pretty much stopped raining Downtown.
I’m still holding to that we’ll be OK by 6.
The ground might be too wet to have an on-ground picnic, though.
I’m at Dippy and no rain in sight. Roads are starting to dry
I’ll try to be there soon! leaving in a few minutes here, just need to motivate myself out of bed.
Well, flat tire. Seems that I’ll see you guys at the end of the jail trail at 6:30 instead.
PS – I’m now a huge advocate of the early start time. I’m home already, I can get in 6 full hours of sleep tonight! Usually I’d feel groggy and tired and awful the day after a ride (which is why I didn’t attend very often).
A++ would ride again.
Thank you to all who came out today. It was a fantastic ride. The first of many to come
We had 18 people for the ride tonight plus two more who joined the picnic. Some got muddy from doing wild breaks through the puddles on the Hazeklwood trail on their cross bikes, but otherwise we were dry.
Damn, sounds like I missed a good ride.
That said, I was at the bike shop, getting my friend a proper fit so he can get hooked on riding too, so not all was lost.
Had to make a last minute run to the FedEx facility on Neville Island to pick up the new bike so I bailed. Sucks because the weather was damn near perfect.
I tried to make it for the picnic, but at about 9:15, there wasn’t anyone at the lake.
I had a nice picnic by myself, though, and then I went on my way. Flock of 1.
We started to break up around 8:30. I was among the first to leave, as I had an 8:50 bus to catch Downtown (and made it).
Mick, you should have called me. We headed over to Sharpedge in Friendship
Well if I had known you guys were heading over to Sharpedge…. I still would have gone home to bed.
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