overall ride duration depends on a couple of factors:
– number of lights caught vs lights in the group favor
– the amount the group is split
– who’s pulling the trailer
– amount of vehicle traffic enoucntered
but on average its around a 90 min ride. (120 if marv is toting the trailer.)
I’m about 50/50 on making it to the end of any ride that ends on the SSide, more like 1 in 10 if it’s dark, raining, or late. Fridays are a little easier for me, but I still like to catch the 7:50 bus out of downtown. Only one of them an hour. Dogs aside, I suspect you would have much the same issue.
At this point, they’re calling for rain in the middle of the day, tapering off toward night. If history is any guide, I’d watch the radar, because typically that means we get a 3pm thunderstorm that then clears out, making for a nice evening of riding, though it might be on wet streets. But that’s 60 hours into the future at this writing.
Looking at the weather numbers, the chance of rain decreases steadily all afternoon. Thunder should be done by 4. Radar at 1:30 shows a mean-ass storm front that’s about 2 hours out, but not much behind it. Gonna be breezy, though.
So yeah, it looks rotten now, and will stay rotten through the afternoon, but after 6 might not be too bad. Stay tuned.
Aw man, @jaysherman5000, I dropped the ball on updating the website for this ride. My fault. I was all distracted with a couple of busy workweeks and CTC prep. I wish I had seen that post earlier — somebody yell at me if I forget to do that next time