For the last 10 years, we have hosted the St. Croix Valley Woolly Mountain Bike Race. For 8 years, Mother Nature smiled on us and blessed us with great weather. Last year, Mother Nature was unhappy with the Sport and Marathon Class racers because during their race, IT POURED. I don’t mean nice sprinkles. I mean buckets full of water dumping down. It wasn’t pleasant for racers, fans, volunteers or anyone…except maybe ducks.
Last years experience has us a bit cautions. This week we have also been questioned by club members, Minnesota Mountain Bike Series personnel and several racers. As we watch the weather forecast leading up to this weekend, I have decided that meteorologists have the easiest job in the world. Just make something up for the next week or so, then change it frequently, so no matter what the weather ends up being, you were right with one of the guesses.
That being said, I have been checking the forecast hourly…OR MORE for the past few days. First ,weather was going to be great next weekend, then it was going to be nice for the week, but a chance of showers on race day, then it was going to rain all weekend. Forecast then predicted heavy rain rain during the week, but be nice for the weekend. At one point, we were forecast to have a full on monsoon which is weird, since we are in the middle of the country and no where near an ocean. (I thought the temperature was expected to be 27,000,000 degrees F, but then I realize I was actually looking at the forecast for the actual surface of the sun, so that temperature made more sense to me.) Literally, as I was discussing the grim forecast earlier today with one of the guys on our Physical Committee, the forecast changed drastically and got much more appealing.
Currently we are here with “occasional rain showers” on Thursday, then perfect through the weekend.
It is with great disappointment that the Woolly Crew has made the call to reschedule the Woolly Race to July 10th, 2022. Going into the weekend we were very optimistic that the 0.25″-0.5″ of forecasted Read more…