I will ride in almost any weather: rain, snow, dark of night ... but not if there's a lot of lightning going on (unless I'm already on my bike). It seems a little silly, because I'm not really afraid to be out on foot in a lightning storm, unless it's right on top of me — but somehow, I just don't feel quite the same about cycling. I realize this is essentially irrational, but I haven't gotten around to doing anything about it, yet.
This morning, when I woke up, a pretty active electrical storm was sitting right on top of us. I decided against riding, then dragged my fanny getting out the door (stayed up too late last night talking to PT Guy, but it was totally worth it). PT Guy took me to work instead (which was kind of nice, since it meant I get to spend more time with him ... yeay!). Of course, I saw exactly one flash of lightning the whole time :| I don't know whether to tell myself, "Well, better safe than sorry," or, "Man up, ya wuss."
The long and short of it is that I denied myself a chance to try out Swift's new fenders (in addition to the half an hour or so I usually spend on the bike in the morning). I'm a bit annoyed with myself about that.
On the other hand, it's not going to kill me to take a rest day. I'll be working late tonight, which is unfortunate, since it's 5-Spot night. There's one session left after tonight's, so I'm not as irritated about the working-late thing as I otherwise would be ... and this weekend I'm taking off early for a trip to DC, so that's not bad, either.
We're flying out to do the 'meet the family' thing — specifically, while I've met most of PT Guy's family, he has not yet met any of my family, because they live far away. We're going to go hang with my big sister and her boyfriend for a couple of days — Mom and Step-Dad live in Connecticut, where I grew up. We'll also be dropping in on one of PT Guy's friends in Baltimore.
If we have time, we might try to hit one of DC's relatively-many bike rentals and tool around on bikes for a while. I don't think I would necessarily want to drag PT Guy out in DC-area traffic, but there are plenty of bike trails that would be really fun to ride.
Next weekend we're headed up to Chicago, then I'm home for one weekend, then I'll be away on vacation for a week (including one weekend). Once I get back, it'll be time to start seriously training for CX ... oh, yeah, and school will be back in session.
My school doesn't have a cycling club. I'm thinking about putting one together, if I have time. I'll probably work full time through the end of the year, at least, so that might be a bit much this semester. We'll have to see.