Rain Riding

It’s July in Las Cruces, which means the end of the drought season.  Even though we are in desperate need of water, it is really nice to not have the rain (for selfish reasons) to worry about when needing to go biking.  So many times we have been caught in rain storms or even lightning storms where we’ve had to ride for our lives to get out of them.

Yesterday we went over to the Dona Ana’s to have a “family ride”.  When we showed up, there was the usual downpour.  We had to sit it out for about ten to fifteen minutes.  Thank goodness we are obsessed with the games Draw Something and Scramble so Mike kept himself occupied.


When I see rain like this, I admit I question whether or not I want to ride.  I really hate getting wet and I REALLY hate wind.  In all of our races, we have experienced snow, rain, lightning, and dust storms.  It’s cool afterwards to have the war stories but it ain’t pretty.

Thankfully I have a husband who pushes me to go even if I don’t really feel like it.  Yesterday was pretty crappy weather, but I had a lot of fun hanging out with these kids.

Question: How bad does the weather have to be for you to run or ride?  Do you have any close calls with weather?


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