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Sunday May 19 #


The plan for today was to do some mtn biking up Pilot Hill, and then some kind of running late in the day.

So up I started out in the early afternoon, at first thinking about a location based turn-around point, but as I was climbing, I switched to thinking more in terms of a time based turn-around, which led me to think I would just turn around at the 60 minute mark, wherever I was.

However, a quick stop to adjust my seat meant I also checked my watch and the view behind me. I was getting close to 60 minutes, but I was also then close enough to the top that I decided to go all the way up and forget about the time limit. And the glance behind me showed darker clouds and what looked to be scattered areas of rain over the Snowies and the western edge of the valley, and far enough off not to be concerned.

By the time I reached the top and turned around, I had the first appreciation that the wind--then a tailwind--had been building on my way up, and was getting right on up there. It wasn't long after that that clouds began obscuring the sun, and not too long after that very scattered raindrops were falling. But not at all bad, just windy, and no longer as pleasant in the sun as it had been.

On the way down I crossed paths with several bikers headed up, and I hope they had jackets with them because as I neared the bottom the very scattered rain drops became a lot less scattered, and the wind was roaring along. I was lucky with the timing, because only a few minutes after I made it back home, rain started in earnest, with liberal amounts of small bits of ice mixed in.

No running in the end, because it kept on raining right through the early evening.

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