Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Wind. It Blows.
Bike commuted to work today. On the way home, it was windy (as usual for this time of year) something in the 20-30mph range.
I spend a lot of time thinking about the wind on the way home.
First off, I don't so much mind a headwind, but the cross winds and gusts are rather difficult for me and downright scary at times.
Next, we really, honestly, and truly should find a way to take advantage of the wind energy in this part of the country. What a waste to just let it blow and not harvest it to it's full potential.
Third thought - I realized that I'm out riding in wind that would have kept me off my bike last year. I rock. Or roll. Or get blown off my bike. Whatever.
Final thought, have I mentioned that I don't care for the cross winds? I guess so. No harm in repeating myself to make a point, right?
So here's the deal. I cannot bike commute on Thursday. I don't work on Friday, so I have to ride in tomorrow if I'm going to hit my minimum 2x per week. Forcast for tomorrow is same as today only with gusts up to 40mph.
The ride home may not be pretty, but I think I'm going to go for it. <