Wednesday, November 11, 2009

first rain race of the year

I was supposed to leave the office early for a ride with BoaB, but there was a teleconference missing from my diary, so I couldn't get away. Then I couldn't find my keys and the usual comedy of errors got me out the door later than usual, into a gloomy evening with a darkening sky.

"Why do you train?" Well one good reason is an evening like this, when you can smell the rain coming on a strong and blustery sea breeze. So you can stand up against that wind and race for home, legs and lungs pumping to get you down a deserted bikeway and to the shelter under your high set house in the tropics as the first big drops thunder down.

The elation of the first rains of the year.

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