Saturday, trying to recover from a strained calf muscle that surprised me during a Friday trail run, I bought wood and built a squirrel house. Following the directions produced a massive wood castle and I attached it to a tree. In some woods behind the house we have 8-10 of the critters but 2 red-tail hawks have moved in and I suspect the population of squirrels will be pared. I'll try to get some action shots of them taking up residence and post here. Saturday evening, the forecast looked so ominous that I did not bother to set the alarm. Woke around 7:30 without hearing rain, checked radar and hustled to the car with bike and clothes and headed to Canal to try to make the 9:00am ride.
Entering the parking lot at Cyclist Connection revealed Roy standing in clothing that suggested he was going for an outdoor ride rather than the spin class this is normally an alternative. Also there were Tall Dude and Ross. Franz showed up but only to do the indoor ride. The four of us headed out on damp roads but no standing water and no rain. We worked our way over to Baltimore and had a good ride going, still staying dry. Halfway back to Canal, with a heavier mist moving in and speculating heavier stuff may arrive, we headed back and ended with 29 miles. Not what anyone would want but a fine alternative to riding indoors.