We're celebrating Ramble eve here at the Pondero homestead. Why? Because it looks like the conditions are going to be perfect.
After several days of long range weather forecasts of cold, or rain, or cold rain...and after 3-4 days of cloudy, gloomy, drizzly rain, and about an inch of rain yesterday, the skies are clearing nicely tonight. Cheerful sunshine is expected for tomorrow. Perfect.
Temperature expected at the 10am (that means rollout, folks, not just pulling into my driveway) start is 40 degrees. The high temperature should be about 55. Perfect.
The wind is going to be light and variable. Perfect.
It was a maddening work week. I haven't been on the bike since last weekend. I guess that means I'm starving for the bike...and I'm not "over trained". Perfect.
Yeah, it rained earlier this week. You might be wondering if this year's Ramble will be a mud fest. Actually, no, it will not. The beautiful and fabulous Mrs. Pondero, the eager son-in-law, and the bored, yet patient daughter took the truck (while I was earning a living) and conducted last minute reconn. They reported a few puddles, lot's of easy-to-ride gravel, and a little mud to make it interesting. I'd say that's...perfect.
So, who's in?