It Could Be Worse–Like If You Lived In East-Central Illinois

[Due to technical difficulties at the Channel 6 Weather Department, there is no video to go with Storm Chaser Greg’s report today. Instead, here is a photo and written transcript of his freaked-out broadcast.]

“Hi Folks, Storm Chaser Greg here from Channel Six. I’m embarrassed that Rich from Illinois beat me to giving you a hint as to our weather conditions. As he said, Hastings was even warmer than Illinois, which is notable because we consider Illinois to be a Southern State. But Rich failed to tell you the part about the blinding, cancerous, life threatening sunbeams. Please heed the warnings of my Doppler Weather Radar Contraption . . . if you want to live another day!”

Once again, I just HAD to go out there to see for myself if things were as bad as Storm Chaser Greg claimed. Here are a few pictures from that ride. They all feature the sun. It really was intense, but it couldn’t penetrate my head-to-toe clothing. No sunburn, no sunstroke, and hopefully no melanoma.

This closeup of the sun almost scared me right back into my house–especially when I saw that glowing interplanetary object just to the left of our solar star.

The sun and MY Town’s City Hall.

The sun rises above one of MY Town’s water towers.

I hung my bike on the goalpost and kicked the sun through the middle of the uprights. The referees raised their arms straight up into the air.

On a blue sky day in Santa Rosa, some folks take a default picture of a rainbow trout. On a blue sky day in MY Town, we default to the walrus. If it had eyelids, the walrus would be squinting.

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.

3 response to "It Could Be Worse–Like If You Lived In East-Central Illinois"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 23, 2021

    That sun is pixel-frying intense! I note in a couple of the photos the vapors given off by the sizzling memory card.

    Another successful mission by the intrepid Czar Gregory!

    PS: Nice field goal too
    Oh, the local animal rescue responded instantly to the needs of the poor sun stricken walrus,

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 24, 2021

    I laugh at your sun, I’m pretty sure our UV rate of 13 would beat yours at the moment. It’s sunny enough to go riding at 5am now, then a swim at the beach then fry an egg on the road pavement.

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