rain rain go away

Most of us know and remember the saying “Rain, rain go away. Come again another day”. This has been a rather unusual year thus far. Here in the Mid-Eastern United States we have had rain nearly every day for what seems like a couple of months or so now. It really effects the cycling as well as most anything else in the realm of outdoor activities. Even what few decent days we have had in the weather department our local rivers have been and remain flooded. That means that a whole lot of our local trail system is flooded over and closed. I have been seeing places flooded over I have never seen flood previously. Even once the rain stops (if it ever does) and the river levels fall below flood stage the trails will continue to remain closed for a long time as they have to first dry out and then there will be much clean up needed before they can be reopened. So riding is greatly impaired this year. Those of us who ride are having to ride on streets and roads instead of the trails. Even some of the streets and roads are flooded over sometimes. It is like “one can’t win for losing”. I made up a couple of pictures with captions to express “how I feel” in regards to riding my tadpole trike and not being able to ride it. I first posted it on Facebook so many readers of this blog have already seen it. However, not everyone uses Facebook and is involved in the trike groups on Facebook. So I thought I would make up this posting on this blog with the pictures so they can be seen here. I think you will appreciate them and share the same emotions expressed in them.

how I feel

I suppose I could attempt going this route …

Trike Boat in water

I am pretty sure that this would only be good on relatively calm waters however. Swift running waters of rivers could spell disaster. At best it would probably end up with a long trip to Lake Erie … not what I set out for. As you can see on this map the Maumee River is formed in Fort Wayne by the merging of the St. Joseph River flowing SW and the St. Marys River flowing NW. The Maumee River flows NE to Toledo, Ohio and into Lake Erie.

Maumee river map

Well, that’s my story and I am stuck with it … I mean … I am sticking with it. But I sure hopes this rain stops and the trails can get opened back up. For those of you who need rain and aren’t getting any … I feel for you and sure wish I could share some of ours with you. That’s just how I feel. I want to…


Author: Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)

One thought on “RAIN RAIN GO AWAY”

  1. Any extra water around here we put on trees or crops. No longer do the bushes and the grass get any irrigation. This is the third year of drought in this farming country of California. Flatter than wallboard and hotter than blazes. You can ride your trike any day but best do it in the early morning.

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