Saturday, August 12, 2006
a percentage game
I spent the entire summer in the city of San Francisco and experienced perfect weather there. It did not rain once, and while it got "hot" for San Francisco for a few days, it stayed between, 70 and 80 nearly every day. I am not that fortunate with weather, so my "weather karma" caught up with me in Germany. If anyone has been to central Europe in the summer, there are but two words to describe it: hot & humid. This is what I figured when I packed for the trip. I was dead wrong. It is friggin cold here! Every day it has been between 50-60 degrees. It has also rained or been overcast every day. Not quite cold enough to inhibit training, but enough to ruin the tan I have tried to perfect all summer. Oh well! I rode 3 hours yesterday through these quaint little towns and beautiful national park, but got dumped on the whole way. You might say that, "Barrett, you live in Nebraska, don't you have cold and wet weather gear?" to which I would reply, "Yes, but it is in NEBRASKA!" I always go to races prepared for any type of weather, but the one time I go somewhere for a month, I forget ALL my warm clothes. I got plenty of funny looks riding in my coat of many colors (every shirt I own). But other than my own lack of foresight, things are well. Hopefully it is warmer wherever you are!