Riding in was pretty routine until I was turning in to the office parking lot. That pot hole has been there for months and I've been avoiding it just fine all this time. As I approach the office I'm coming down hill and usually have some speed on, but the entrance to the lot allows me plenty of maneuvering room. I've steered around that same hole dozens of times. But I guess I was distracted or something because I dragged the rear wheel right over it as I made the turn at about 18 mph. Followed immediately by the telltale hiss from a rotating tire. I took it in to the office and changed it there.
Fast forward to 4:30 pm and the lightening, thunder, wind and rain put on quite a show. But weather radar is a remarkable advancement. It showed I'd have about a 90 minute gap beginning at 5:30. That worked out fine. The roads were wet but I only hit one very brief shower the whole way home.