The weather boffins predicted rain would start around 8 PM in the lower foothills of the Berkshires so Mike, Scott and I headed out from Roxbury Market on an unscripted gravel ride. It was again another hot afternoon reaching into the 90s but given that we would be riding mostly in the shade I wasn't terribly worried about it. There was no question of a happy ending but how wet was it going to be?
Mike showed up in his Ultraromance Gravel Kit and we headed to Judd's Bridge. We came across two guys headed in the same direction but didn't really slow down to chit chat.
We rode up Whittlesey Road to the Money Shot vista and it looked like we were going to have smooth sailing for the rest of the ride
We started hammering down the roadbed through the Hidden Valley Preserve and it got progressively darker
Since the wind was coming from the west I went to Roxbury Town Hall to the covered entrance and everyone followed suit to wait out the rain.