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  • battling the wind
    faster...faster...faster
    pedaling into black-skyed horizon
    speed of bike, speed of wind
    "Bad weather coming!"
    didn't I know it
    no cares save fighting the wind on the downhills

    step off the bike
    guzzle coconut water
    snap three shots of the
    rain racing across the lake
    right at me
    cat paws on the water's surface

    hop on the bike
    as drops as big as quarters began
    pelting dry earth
    pedaling faster avoiding runners
    and cars as all tried to outmaneuver
    raindrops bent on soaking

    uphill all the way home
    faster faster faster
    letting the wind literally
    push me up the hill
    refuge for 3 minutes
    under bank overhang
    electronics in backpack

    racing the rain
    became racing IN the rain
    cold, wet, tired, exhilarated
    home to hot tea and rain's end
    dry towel
    dinner
    satisfaction guaranteed
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