Rain, rain, go away. …

We drove out of that to ride the Paseo del Bosque and whaddaya know? I didn’t even need knickers, much less the rain jacket.

Yesterday I laid down my hammer and sickle and took time out for a refreshing spin with Friend of the Blog™ Pat O’Brien, who with his lovely bride Sandy popped round to see what’s what in the Duke City.

I didn’t document this major tourism event with photography, because frankly I didn’t think we’d get ‘er done. It was raining when Pat arrived in his manly Toyota Tacoma to pick me up for the drive to the Paseo del Bosque’s Alameda trailhead, and the forecast was grim indeed.

But my iPhone photo above depicts the worst of it. Down by the Rio the weather was warm and windy, and we did the full lollipop, riding south, then curving in a northeasterly direction to Rio Bravo before returning to the bosque trail for a (mostly) tailwind-supported return.

We were both aboard Somas, naturally. Pat rode his Saga whilst I piloted the old Double Cross, freshly equipped with SKS fenders just in case. This, and the fact that we both carried rain jackets, is almost certainly why the clouds didn’t open up during the ride.

Back at El Rancho Pendejo I learned that a deluge had struck DeeCee, washing away the stain on democracy that was Jim Comey. King Donald the Short-fingered, alas, remains perched atop his golden throne, his personal roll of Constitution toilet paper close at hand. Here’s hoping it’s a harder rain gonna fall on his crooked highway before much longer.

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10 Responses to “Rain, rain, go away. …”

  1. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    No rain here in Sicily. Details on our yesterday here

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Well played, sir; well played indeed. Nary a pro nor a panino did we see on our ride yesterday. Once again you have the better of us, sir.

    • larryatcycleitalia Says:

      Well, SOMEBODY’s got to enjoy life, no? With the greasy orange turd’s tiny finger on the nuke button we might all be gone tomorrow. Is this guy Nixon yet?

  2. Carl Duellman Says:

    i do not go out when it looks like that. i have a healthy fear of lightning.

    i’m not sure about the whole comey thing buy my political knowledge is very weak. he seems like a guy that did the best he could given the shitty situation he was put in. democracy took in in the ass but i think the real villain is russia and trump. the fact that they can comey now instead of day one is pretty telling.

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    And what a nice ride it was! We were both sporting the OGWGFIW Racing Team colors, and were waiting for someone to ask us if we actually knew the famous Mad Dog.

    The Dumpster is stinking worse than one of Duffy’s slimy puppy bombs. And anyone close to him won’t be able to wash the smell off.

  4. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    And the best F-U! to The Donald is living here until our Sublime Sicily tour starts in early June. I don’t know the young lady cavorting around in this under 4 minutes clip, but I see a lot of the other folks shown everyday during my shopping rounds.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Jeez, I don’t know how you bear it. One of these days you gotta settle down in a nice place, like Las Vegas, Branson, Missouri, or Perth Amboy, Noo Joisey.

      • larryatcycleitalia Says:

        Don’t forget we ARE stuck in Sioux City, IA when the wife is forced to be on-campus, which was BOTH of the damn semesters this year!!! We’re saying “never again” for that and it looks like we can return to Sicily in January 2018 if all goes well with her study-abroad program. So far, so good.
        But we don’t yet have any bicycles to play with down here (we flew in this time with minimal luggage), but we’re hoping that will be taken care of today – I’m getting tired of watching other people ride around in Italy on TV and would like to do some of that my own self!

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      First we have to put up with Hurben’s sandal tan lines in January, now this. Have some pity my brother. You hiring any gofors for the June tour? Do I have to pay my own airfare?

      • David Rees Says:

        The brighter half and I will be in Tuscany by early June for three months so I’ll try to keep you all hating us during the time by sending in updates on food, wine and cycling (actually more food and wine than cycling). Larry does a damn good job on his own though, but I’ll try to hold up my end.

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