Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Thinking of an Accordion Player

I didn't ride to work today (the Greater Lafayette assigned day to observe Bike To Work Day) for a couple of reasons - one was the thunderstorms predicted for late afternoon. Well, by 4:30 they were still 30 miles or so away according to the Weather Channel radar, so I came home early to grab a quick ride.

I was able to leave early because my employer put on the Spring Fling - sort of a grown up field day. A lunch is provided, and activities including softball, swimming, euchre, and a nature walk are organized (I didn't participate - too much work to do). The best part is that no one really watches the time clock, so working until 5:00 not expected.

Anyway, I decided to take the Granville Bridge Route before the light show started. When I was about halfway to the bridge, a little sprinkle started, but it never developed into anything. I guess the big storms kind of petered out.

Now, after 8:30, we're seeing a little bit of lightning in the distance.

Miles Ridden: 9.0

P.S. Why the accordion player? Back when I was in college, I knew a girl who was a virtuoso accordionist (don't laugh - she was quite good - plus, she was kind of hot). She played lots of classical music, including the piece that played in the Wizard of Oz movie during the tornado. I always sing that song when a storm is brewing.


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