Only 7% chance ?

Had planned yesterday to do a ride with video and then talk about the ride here. However, the weather report was not in favor of riding yesterday. Turns out weather reports were wrong, it was a beautiful day, sunshine and no rain in sight.

Last night checked the weather for today showed only a 7% chance of rain until around three or so in the afternoon. Since that was less chance than yesterday, looked as if it would be a fantastic day to ride. Got up early this morning checked the weather reports again, several different sources and chances had gone down for rain.

No reason to hesitate, dressed, pack a couple of things for the ride and in my mind thinking, “lets do this” gonna be a great day. The round trip for my destination would have been about 130 miles, with that said, I could spend some time there and still be back home before any rain was possible. That was according to weather reports!

Hopped on feeling good, relaxed, doing the thing I love most, riding. Maybe twenty miles from home and guess what, weather report was totally wrong. Imagine that. Yes, it started pouring rain but I pushed on for a couple of miles thinking, this is just a shower and will soon stop and then I’ll dry out and no harm done. Wrong again, it didn’t stop.

Was closer to home than any shelter I was aware of so decided to turn around and head that way. Now I’ve heard bikers say they love riding in the rain or it doesn’t bother them but it does me. Frankly thinking they have a screw loose anyway to say that. 🙂 Not fun or relaxed for me to ride two wheels on a wet road and no windshield wiper on the helmet visor. Had I been closer to my destination, probably would not have turned around but made no sense to continue at that time.

Returned home, sun was shining bright but clouds were forming. By the time I changed out of my wet clothing the bottom fell out, pouring rain. Now the weather reports are saying severe weather, thunderstorms and winds possible in the area. Funny how fast the weather can change here in north Florida and south Alabama.

Since I wasn’t able to make the ride today and write about it, decided to write about this experience, real life of a motorcyclists and the struggle to ride everyday. 🙂

Video posted below shows a little of what it’s like to ride in the rain. At the end of the video was making a turn off the highway to maybe find some tree or other shelter to get under. Well didn’t happen, so turned back to the main highway, rain seemed to be easing up some so headed north again on my journey. That was a mistake, started raining even harder, that’s when I turned around and said not today Suzi, will try again soon.

With all that said, still got to ride some today and that always makes for a good day to this country boy.

Enjoy this video, be sure to watch it on YouTube, and hope you subscribe to my YouTube Channel, link below. Have a few videos posted there now, not the best quality but you never know when better equipment will fall my way. 🙂

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