Ride the Rockies is getting too close for comfort, so it's time to start spending more time on the bike.
Underpasses along the bike path are under water, so we decide to pack the bikes in the car, take our cycling clothes to work, and take a ride up Waterton Canyon come quittin' time.
The South Platte is still running pretty high and fast.
The sky is still pretty dark. We decide to ride as far as we can, then race back down the canyon if we hear lightning.
An hour later, we race back down the canyon, trying to beat the storm. I can't keep up with The Lizard. He keeps circling back to ride with me.
Suddenly, a bolt hits too close for comfort. We immediately take shelter right along the river.
We watch the sky.
The Lizard enjoys his treat du jour, a Little Debbie brownie...
...while I aim for clouds and hope...