Humans plan…God laughs.
This weekend is the Tour de Florence, an organized ride about an hour’s drive north of Austin, which features a 65-mile route. It’s just perfect as I train to ride a century next month. I’ve been registered for the ride for several weeks now, and have been looking forward to an interesting route in a part of the area I enjoy riding.
But Hurricane Ike is probably going to squelch my plans. As I write this, Ike has moved out of Cuba back into the Gulf of Mexico, and is expected to make landfall Friday night or Saturday morning along the Texas coast, likely between Corpus Christi and Brownsville.
That’s pretty far south of Austin, but the rain will make it up into our area. The forecast for Saturday calls for a 90% chance of rain. So even if Ike deviates from the projected path, we’re going to get wet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, but I think I’ll be doing my metric century as an unsupported ride some other day.