This is part of a series of posts written during my cycle from Vancouver, BC to Minneapolis, MN in June 2013. For the most part I followed the Adventure Cycling Association’s ‘Northern Tier’ Route, but deviated where I saw fit. It was a great experience, read on to find out more…
Today didn’t go as plan. I knew there was a chance the bad weather wouldn’t clear over night and sure enough it didn’t — although the tornado warning had lifted, it had been replaced by a flash flood alert and high winds. One look out the window this morning confirmed that I wasn’t going anywhere.
I spent the day working on my bike, eating a lot of food, and watching bad daytime TV. With a bit of luck a day of rest will have done me some good and the weather will have improved. Forecasts are for a tailwind tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll be able to have a good ride.
[Edit] Having written the above a few hours ago, I’ve just been woken by the most enormous, spectacular thunderstorm I’ve ever seen — huge bolts of lightening streaking across the plains. Magical and terrifying in equal proportions — I’m glad I’m not out in it.