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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. By: Scooter Posted: March 25, 2021

    Ugh! Youโ€™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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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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