20 gusting to 35 knots... it was hard to get my enthusiasm up beyond "your kidding right?"
It turned into a leg searing, grimaced faced, beautiful ride. Pros; The trails are just about empty that much wind keeps most people home, it's a great workout, dealing with wind takes practice, mental practice. Cons; riding in granny gear straight into 25 knots is humbling/demoralizing and one hell of a workout going essentially nowhere really slowly.
It's a funny thing, Murphy's Law. I seemed to always have the wind in my face and never on my back.
Clear trails and sunny skies. It truly is the simple things in life.
The wind gusts kept knocking the bike over, I just about gave up on the stand-up bike pictures.
Did not want to drag the DSLR around this day so all photo's were taken with an iPhone 4 using an HDR app. It does a pretty good job, but overall I'm not happy with the picture quality. It would help to upgrade the phone (more pixels) and use a small tripod.
This approach was a little bit beyond my limits...
Beautiful day and ride. Wind truly is a friend and foe.
Get Outside... (even in 20 gusting to 35)