Friday, May 31, 2013
I was scheduled to take a 22 mile ride today and planned to work on my cadence. The winds were blowing so hard and from a challenging that I almost decided not to ride. Specifically, the NW part of the Twin Cities saw 25 mph sustained winds with gusts into the upper 30s. They are coming out of the SSW which for the route I planned to ride is about as bad as it gets. It's a west and then east out-and-back route, with about 2 miles of north-south travel, so this wind direction meant that I started out with a mile of tailwinds, 20 miles of crosswinds, and a final mile of headwinds. I pretty much had to fight the whole way but I made it--it was indeed a triumph of the will!
Hope you all had a great day today!