For 3 months I had looked foward to this weekend. This was going to be the weekend to make up for all of those weekends in class or working on my studies this past Spring. The bike was going to get its first bona fide road trip to Austin and the Hill Country. This was my carrot to get me through those 9 doctoral hours from hell and working three days of commencement during some good riding weather. But the weather had other plans for me, and the carrot has drowned. That said, I am a native Texan, and no matter what, you never complain about rain in Texas. So I won't.