- It’s on a Sunday
- It’s the day after Independence Day
- 4:00 P.M. is smack-dab in the middle of my all-sacred nap time
- It’s in the middle of the afternoon
- It will be hot
- There is no shade along the ride
Painful things shouldn’t be painless. I’ll see you there. Granted, a big thunderstorm directly overhead would be a consideration, but barring that I’ll be wearing all black in the middle of a hot, sunny Sunday afternoon.
P.S.: It was a pretty big thunderstorm, and involved hiding out in a subdivision shelter while the hail, lightning and sheets of rain pounded for a bit. And then it cleared and I raced to catch up with the crowd. Not as many people as I would have liked (the storm was probably a factor), not as much media as one would hope, but we do what we can.