With some atmospheric disturbance moving through the southland today, and the ground plane continuing to plague us with its visually uninspiring drab dryness, the show this morning was all one of distance, the dramatic pall of light and dark clouds, streaming whispers in diagonal slants between earth and sky, tendrils of moisture, visible in that narrow band above the far horizon, dropping but not quite reaching a thirsting ground. The cover, providing shelter from the sun, inspired a longer ride, multiple hilltops each with its own slowly altered view. Periodic bouts of sunshine spilling through rifts adding a brightness of color here and there, but always the clouds, reclaiming dominion.
It may not last long, but the change was welcome - I will go into the new week feeling refreshed - the Tuesday evening ride is not far away and I understand there will be a light demo this edition. That might be worth checking out even if you don't do the ride. Two nights later (Thursday) the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition will be holding a community get together at Pappas Artisanal in LaVerne - it will be a good opportunity to share stories and put forth ideas for cycling in the region.
And as I finish up this post, it is starting to rain - whoo hoo, how awesome is that.