And this train was LONG!! I was keeping a nervous eye on the sky, because it looked like it might rain. In fact, I had cut my workout ride short because the sky was looking very threatening.
Waiting for a train to clear a crossing lets me read the labels on the cars, and seeing what's in those tank cars is scary! Sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, anhydrous ammonia, and so on.
You see articles about "You know you're a cyclist when..." I enjoy making my own additions to such lists, and today came up with a new one: I caught myself watching one of the train's wheels, wondering what its cadence was!