My Ride-Along With Storm Chaser Greg

It’s been raining steadily since yesterday afternoon. At 1:30 p.m., I said “to heck with it, I’ve got to ride.” And so I did.

And who did I see along the way? Why, it was Storm Chaser Greg. I’ll let him take over for a minute.

The past couple of days I’ve been wearing shorts on my bike rides. I swore I wouldn’t go back to long pants until November. Today I wore rain paints, but I had shorts underneath so I believe I kept my vow.

I don’t have much more to say about my ride. Storm Chaser Greg, however, was anxious to warn everybody about another one of his crazy weather-related danger situations. I’ll turn it over to him to close out this post.

He went ballistic when I told him about the stripe of wet sand and dirt that went up the back of his rain jacket.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

6 response to "My Ride-Along With Storm Chaser Greg"

  1. By: BobinVT Posted: March 25, 2021

    I admire both you and Storm Chaser Greg for being out on a day like that. Riding in the rain on a warm summer day can be fun, but not so much on a rainy March day. I do think we need to consult the rules committee on whether shorts under rain pants actually counts. Wait, what, you say there is no rules committee? Hmmm. I guess your good to go then! πŸ™‚

  2. By: Scooter Posted: March 25, 2021

    Ugh! You’re making me feel very good about being down here in the dry southwest. Perhaps we should reconsider our plans to return to Oregon next week.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 25, 2021

    ~~~~~~~~~~JuSt RidiNG in ThE RaiN, ~~~~~~ JuSt RiDinG in ThE RAiN ~~~~~~~~~~~~ πŸ™‚

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 26, 2021

    I love riding in the rain (so long as it’s not too cold). I’ve still got a stripe on my cycling rain coat, think it’s a combination of residual road oil and dirt.

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: March 28, 2021

    Storm chaser Greg was really confronting some danger there. So rushed and hurried to not even do an Idaho stop at the stop sign πŸ˜‰ Do you have a rear rack on that bike? My dad helped me make an awesome fender out of zip ties and juice bottles back in 2017, and it’s still going strong today. I can send a photo if you like.

    • By: gregblood Posted: March 28, 2021

      Yes, I do have a rear rack on my bike, but you were supposed to pretend, like I did, that Storm Chaser Greg didn’t have one. And yes, I WOULD like to see that juice bottle fender.

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