Friday, August 26

Recreating Sure is Prettier than Commuting, But the Commuters Have Their Rewards

Pondero and Rat Trap Press have recently made posts that extolled their dawn rides. Their posts are entirely accurate. Dawn IS the best time to ride lately in the DFW Metroplex. Their posts do, however, somewhat romaticize the glories of dawn. We commuters have to put up with somewhat more mundane photos, such as that shown below. Still, things are sometimes sweeter than their photographs. This marks the end of another low-stress commute. Well, other than my saddle is getting a bit worn.

Sunrise Over Highway 10 in Hurst, Texas, Looking Towards the East. Not nearly as Sweet as Pondero or Rat Trap.

OTOH, we commuters get to experience the GLORY of an unexpected shower such as occurred on Thursday. The photo below misses the sight of splashes covering the bonnet of the SUV to my left, but you can use your imagination and see the wetness. Such is a REAL pleasure when the low temperature is about 80. Sometimes, one has to ride every day to get the very best one's area has to offer...

Rain Was GLORIOUS On Thursday. We're #2 in the Heat Recordbooks So Far. Commuters DO Get Payback!
PS: The cough is getting better rapidly, which makes the remnants of our summer seem all the better. I look forward to getting my money's worth out of all that cold/rain gear I got at such a deep discount...

7 comments:

PaddyAnne said...

Gee...that rain just looks like regular morning dew up here in Vancouver! But I do agree: dawn and just past dusk rides, in the summer, are the best!!

Steve A said...

That rain might LOOK like regular Vancouver dew, but that Vancouver dew isn't when it is 80F outside. And THAT makes ALL the difference!

Chandra said...

What rain? Are you sure it wasn't a broken sprinkler? :)

Peace :)

Pondero said...

Well, I'm glad you experienced the rain, and even captured the event on a photo. I didn't see anything up my way.

John Romeo Alpha said...

Was this a light spritzing or a deluge gully washer that had the frogs hopping for high ground?

Steve A said...

Unusual for Texas, it was moderate. There was enough water that splashes went entirely over the hood of the truck to my left, but my socks remained dry.

veesee said...

Yeah, the pictures I take on my ride are hella ugly. The only pretty spot is the little development in Las Colinas but it's kind of a Spanish-themed Stepford and I refuse to reward it for terrifying me. There's this huge lake/pond thing and water looks awfully nice in the sunrise. Although until you get way the hell out of the city, though, I suppose there aren't many nice pictures to be had.

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