David Durbin, Steve Sloan, Rick Ogan, Velma Ogan, Joel Usher, Bill Yohman, Roy Jones
Labor Day was coming up so it was a great opportunity to hold a group ride and start a little later than our norm. Ten of us (three not shown) responded for a proposed 45 mile ride.
But a funny thing happened over the weekend. A "cold" front moved in plummeting our temperature down to 67 degrees at start time. Now I know that some of our friends from up North such as Wilbur from Minnesota, Edie from Massachusetts, or Rosemary from Canada think 67 is balmy. Not for some of us Texans. I had a long sleeve jersey on not for sun protection. Note Debbie in a light jacket, and Christine in long sleeves.
Debbie, Donna, and Christine had previously decided to just do a 20 mile out and back on Door Key Road, the rest of us came up 277 to the end of Door Key and back. On the return, we met up at the 277/Door Key Road intersection and some of us re-evaluated our plans. The wind had picked up to 20-21 mph and the remaining 12-13 miles would have been straight into the wind. Note Debbie in the pickup huddled up and David with arms crossed. The temp had increased to 70 by this time but with a NNE wind of 21, it was still chilly.
I did not have to ask Christine, Bill, or Debbie to demonstrate the weather conditions.
When one has been riding in 100-109 temperatures and then a drop to the 60-70's, we were cold.
So some of opted to ride back with the girls and wait for our temperatures to get back into at least the 90's! Yup, "Texas is a whole other country," and Texans are different, too.