Tuesday, February 21, 2012



15.6 mph.
That's it.  That's all I could muster on my ride home tonight.
I felt decent enough, but the motherfuckingmotherfucker headwind had other ideas for me.

As I turned onto Farmington Ave for the final stretch home, as the sun was setting I saw another cyclist heading West.  He was spinning like mad, yet not moving too fast.   We waved, I yelled something about enjoy the tailwind, and realized he was yelling something similar, proving cyclist always have a headwind.

As the sun dropped below the horizon, the wind began to die down as I pulled onto my street.

4 comments:

Trevor said...

It's funny how the wind always blows harder when we are out on our bikes and the headwinds seem to follow us around....!

-Trevor

Jez Andrews said...

Not for me. 5mph on a 15% descent and on the way back I was cruising at 35mph!!

Cervelo Girl said...

How did you really feel about that headwind?...

I'll still take a headwind over a side wind though. Ugh.

CB2 said...

I think I used profanity as both an adverb and adjective there.

One of the wonderful things about mountain biking is the trees and slower speeds negate the wind's effect. Unfortunately I can't ride in the woods all the way to work...unless I start riding through people's backyards...