A Special Moment in SoCal

Yesterday, Sunday, I planned a ride to Mt Baldy through my " meetup group ". I had planned this out a week earlier, and tried to ...

Glendora Ridge RoadYesterday, Sunday, I planned a ride to Mt Baldy through my "meetup group". I had planned this out a week earlier, and tried to get as many people to join in. But as the days went by, the weather forecast called for rain.

Well, it was only a chance of rain, about 50%, and only occuring late afternoon.

As a result, many people opted not to go. Some who had originally planned to go, later changed their mind as a precaution. Some had planned to go, but just never showed up. In all, there was eight of us that actually showed up and did the ride.

As it turned out, it never rained. Instead we got partly sunny skies.

I don't knock anyone for wanting to play it safe. It's actually a good move. If you're not comfortable with it, don't put yourself in a bad situation. While I wished for all my friends to come out and ride, I knew we'd have other days to ride. It's the people who take unnecessary risks that you have to watch out for, which many times has been myself!

But a 50% chance of rain is just that, 50%. On those times when the rains never materialize, you end up getting long stretches of road to yourself. That's what we got yesterday, and is why I often roll the dice and head out for a ride anyways.

Also, yesterday was the 24th Annual Love Ride, and was where all the RUBs were. So, I knew if we headed towards the difficult roads we wouldn't encounter their kind.

And safe we were. No RUBs in our direction, no traffic, good riding company, some sunshine, great roads, it's a special moment you have to take advantage of when you're a SoCal rider.

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