Sunday, November 20, 2011

hold on to your hat

The temperature was near 70 yesterday. Not bad for late November in Kansas. The sun was shining for the middle hours of the day, and folks were out in shorts and short-sleeves. It would have been a great day for a long ride, except the wind was in the mid-to-upper 20s, with gust in the 40s.

I made it a short ride on the bike path, which offered some trees to block the wind a bit. Still, I had to work like a dog to ride south, and didn't have to pedal at all on the way back home. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but it was really, really windy. Anyway, it felt good to ride outside and work up a good sweat, if only for a short time. The time goes so much faster in the sun than on the trainer. 


  1. I need to create a list of things I DON'T miss! The wind would be in the top five. Good for you for getting out in it anyway.

  2. I have found that when it is windy, my preference is to ride into the wind on the way out and use the wind advantage on the way home...doesn't always work that way though.

    BTW...Almost 12" of powder snow here yesterday. 70 sounds nice!!