Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Season

Racing season is upon us! Yea! Another season is here now, in Florida, too - the rainy season. It came in with a flurry, and just now I heard a sound missing for a few months - thunder. Thunder sucks. Means that there was lightning out there first. duh...

Thunder makes swimming a challenge in Florida. The YMCA pools here close for a minimum of 30 minutes each and every time they here a thunder clap. There's almost no perfect time of the day to swim. Mornings - you have the evening's storms over the gulf, and the lightning lights up the sky - 30 minutes. After work - that's when the fun starts - and in the summer it showers nearly every day - 30 minutes. My best luck has been around noon. It's insanely hot then, but the clouds are in building stage and you can get in an hour of swimming as long as you time it right. Wait until 2pm, forget it - 30 minutes.

All this rain makes biking challenging as well. Luckily, nearly all rain cells are short lived and only rain down on a small area - so many times it's raining at work, and then 10 miles away, at Flatwoods, it's clear. It's a crapshoot. I was lucky to get in a bike this morning before the rain started coming down. Sure enough, as soon as I close the door to the truck after putting my bike in the back - drops on the windshield.

Racing Season. Finally. Clermont. Cowbells. Jetpack. New Distance to race this weekend - 2k swim, 37 mile bike and 9 mile run. An Olympic and a half. An Ollieplus. Instead of swimming, here I sit, watching the rain.

All this rain means the grass is growing again. And another new season for the Bigun. I'm going into the lawn business. I'm not quitting my day job...yet, but I'm needing to do something. Something my own. Something I can be proud of. Integrity Lawn Care. It's a start.

9 comments:

Tri-Dummy said...

Clydesdale Lawn Care

blink140pnt6 said...

You'll be using a push mower I assume. Hell, with guns like yours you could push a riding mower.

JohnnyTri said...

well if you come to H-town you got my business, I hate lawn work!

rockon`

Myles said...

What the #%@&! is a lawn? Isn't grass something you smoke? This all sounds very suspect to someone who lives in the desert.

Now WIND...HEAT...those are things I can relate to but as they say, it's a dry heat...and a dry wind...fire is pretty dry too come to think of it, we get a lot of that.

Anyway, good luck with your career exploration! The Albuquerque area could always use a few good men if you ever feel the need for zillions of hours of available biking and swimming time.

Nytro said...

benny is a bit of a perfectionist... and his lawn shows it. it's his lawn because i'm not allowed anywhere near it, for fear that i'll drop chocolate on it and ruin the entire thing.

Iron Pol said...

Rain? Rain... Hmmm, oh yeah, I remember. That's what you call precipitation when it isn't frozen. Haven't seen any of that. Snow. I got plenty of that. We've had 3" of new snow in the past few days.

Lawn mower, what insanity. Snow blowers. That's what it's all about.

tri-mama said...

I mow with german like precision and tac boy mows like a drunk irishman-needless to say he hasn't touched the mower in 18 years-it drives me nutty. Anything else, he rocks! mowing, no chance. Then the Tribe and the dogs come along...

ShirleyPerly said...

Want to come do my yard? The grass has gotten kind of long in Orlando too and I've not mowed in a couple weeks ...

Good luck sneaking in workouts between the thunderstorms!

momo said...

g'luck this weekend, bigun! race hard and have fun!