12 June, 2011

Winter Doldrums..

The weather has been somewhat coolish of late. Well- pretty f#$*ing cold by tropical standards if you want to get down to brass tacks about it. Morning lows around 7-8C and daytime highs of less than 20C; however, we are bereft of the usual brilliant clear, sunny skies that accompany the low temps. Cloud and rain have been the side dishes to our entree and they have been underdone and poorly served.

Yesterday (Saturday) was particularly uncomfortable. Just after midnight- a howling southwesterly change went through and the temps dropped and down came the rain. I rode anyway with a somewhat diminished group and shivered my way through an end of ride coffee- what a wimp!!!!

This afternoon was a (semi) return to the tropical winter weather we love. The skies cleared and the warmth of the sun on your back was pure bliss. The 30+km ride to the dam was cathartic but alas the euphoria was short-lived. As the sun edged westward this afternoon, things cooled off very quickly and I sit here hoping I don't need to fully "rug up" for a ride in the morning.

Cheers- ride safe