Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tropical Showers

So, that title might be a slight understatement. We have had some serious precipitation over the past couple of days. The rain has been constant, mostly torrential, and fun to experience... from inside the house. But, that hasn't stopped us from getting the work done (not that we really have a choice ;-)

Yesterday we suited up in rain gear for a 2.5 hour ride. We waited a few minutes as we watched the rain pound down, hoping that it might let up slightly as it is never fun to start a ride in the rain. No luck so we rolled out, completely soaked before we were even out of the driveway. We rode along the Road to Hana, an incredibly scenic coastal highway. But, between the dense fog and the muck in my eyes, I couldn't see much more than the wheel in front of me. Most of us chose to shower and refuel before heading out for the run, again, hoping the rain might let up. No chance. So, once warm and dry, we finished the day with an easy hour run in the the rain.

Today, the rain let up slightly in the morning but came back with avenegance during our 90 minute run session (iPod was wrapped in saran wrap this time!) We spent the afternoon lounging at the house, waiting for the rain to stop..... it never did. "Mahalo" to DJ Jordan for having possibly the world's largest collection of 80's and 90's music, providing us with hours of entertainment (I forgot how much I love John Secada!!) I don't think any of us were up for another soggy-soggy ride so opted for the trainer. I know, we shouldn't be riding the trainer on Maui, but it was seriously WET out there!

Thank you for the splits, coach Sausage!

Fish tacos!

1 comment:

Gregwh said...

I'll wager a pair of headset protectors that somebody from the gang actually went out and showered in that rain. Just too cool to pass up. Greg