Sunday morning!  The M14 Club meeting at 9:00 AM and the ride at 9:15.  Chisos, the "Jefe" is not given to long meetings.  At this morning's meeting Chosis announced that I would soon be departing and led the group in wishing me safe travels.  The trumpetisto played as the club wished me well.

Ricardo and I then joined the group ride to Cervantes for breakfast but soon departed for San Pedro.  Reaching Cartago, we were suddenly in a tropical mountain rain storm.  Furious rain with plumes of water racing down the mountain and across the road.  At times I was riding through six inches of raging water.  My boots are full of water, my helmet is full.......but my rain suit is completely dry.  Why?  Ricardo had decided neither of us would take rain suits.  "Chuck, it is going to be a sunny day, no rain".  Bull....

Tonight we are invited to wine and cheese at the beautiful mountain home of Cialo an Luis Diego Romero.  My stay is rapidly coming to and end so it will give me an opportunity to thank everyone.  But have no fear.  We will all be riding together a couple of times over the next few months.  Cuba still beckons!