We were rained on for the first time. I'm not talking a little drizzle; I'm talking about serious amounts of water.
If you've ever seen the movie "Deep Impact" when the meteor hits the ocean and causes a wave to tower over the coast and crash down on everyone...That's about how severe this downpour was. We couldn't see, and we were certain that cars couldn't see us.
As the rain cleared we made our way through the gorgeous mountains lightly coated with fog. We climbed a fire-lookout tower and enjoyed seeing everything that we couldn't from our bicycles. Many large black snakes ignored us as we traveled along the white line of the road just inches from their coil.
Forecast says rain for the next few days. We're shooting for a bike shop in Poplar Bluff, MO to get a new tire.