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thunder in the valley?

More like rain in the valley. We did manage to squeeze in some activities between the raindrops, but it’s not looking good for the rest of the weekend.

On Wednesday night, we went to Richland Bike Bash. This was our first time there. I thought it was surprisingly busy for a Wednesday night. We ran into some people we knew there and talked to them for a bit.

Thursday, we were supposed to take the afternoon off and go for a ride, but the forecast was calling for rain, so that got nixed. And, rain, it did, so we didn’t get to do anything Thunder-related on Thursday evening, either.

Friday was a different story. The weather was good, so we took the afternoon off and went for a nice, long ride (2.5 hours). Our destination was Gravity Hill. It was not as exciting as I expected. We intended to make a big loop (56 to 30 to 711) but got caught in a rainstorm on the way home, so we ended up coming home via route 219 (where the skies were clear). That night, we met up with Judy and her niece (albeit 30 minutes late) at the Alex Meixner show at PNG Park. We caught a couple of minutes of Donnie Iris (said with a Pittsburgh accent) on the way out. Both he and his band sounded great!

Today, we planned on going to Nanty Glo’s Pool ‘n Pork for supper, but the forecast does not look good for that. If it does happen to stop raining at some point, we’re going to run downtown for a bit.

Sunday, we don’t typically do any Thunder stuff, and since it’s calling for more rain tomorrow, that will likely be the case again this year.