Archive for July, 2010

Neat Morning Ride

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

My morning motorcycle rides to SE DC are normally far less interesting than Scott’s bicycle commutes (and we don’t have a Commuter Dude), but this morning was worth mentioning.

The sun was just about ready to pop over the horizon as I rolled down the drive. The temperature was super enjoyable, hovering in the low 70s. As I settled in to the Car Pool lanes on US50, zipping past Freeway Airport, I looked up at the sky to my left and saw a pretty pink sky with a full, double rainbow in the foreground. The low, tropical looking clouds must have been spitting just enough upper level rain to form the rainbows. I actually had trouble concentrating on the road :) Traffic was heavy enough so that stopping for a sky pictures just wasn’t an option. A couple miles later, as I approached the Washington Beltway, the temperature jumped 10 degrees and reality set in — darn!

Jim