Saturday, February 19, 2011
Struggling with the Weather and the Whether
I had a breakfast scheduled this morning with a couple of friends at 9:00. Knowing that today's forecast was to be sunny and 45 (F), I did the usual checking the outside temp on the house thermostat and looking at the current conditions online. Then I looked outside and saw the ice but it didn't look too bad.
Then the little voice from the area around my left shoulder whispered in my ear, "You can ride anyway. Don't worry, it'll be okay. After all, by the time breakfast is over it'll be sunny and warm and everyone will be riding." Then the voice from the other shoulder whispered, "No, it's too icy and there's too much risk of going down and scrapping up the bike." Then the other voice said, "But you can go slowly where you need to. Go ahead it'll be fun."
Do you ever have this "discussion" in the morning? Struggling with the whether... that is the whether to ride?
In the end the voice from the right shoulder won out. I'm glad I didn't ride because the roads were worse than what I was hearing from my left ear. Of course hearing voices should be reason enough not to ride.
I didn't really hear voices but the struggle really happened.
Safety should always rule the day.