No, I didn't race in DeKalb this morning. I didn't want to drive an hour and a half to race in the rain with possible thunderstorms. I didn't relish the idea of riding in a park on a metal bike with the threat of lightning. And no, wet rubber tires don't provide any protection against lightning.
So instead, I did the 8:00 Des Plaines River Trail ride. As you can see, it was a beautiful morning here, way out east.
It was a small group today, but it felt good to get in two hours of riding on the trails.
Note to Gurnee, the underpass under 176 is open and not under water, so you should change the sign.