Ben and I went for a long ride this morning. The weather was nice, with sunny skies and temps in the 70’s — but the winds were epic.
How windy was it? It was so windy that…
- On one particularly nasty 3 mile stretch, I found myself hammering the pedals at a blistering 9mph. (speed on the way back: 36mph)
- A porta-john along the road was knocked over (just a few minutes after Ben used it)
- I set my helmet on a picnic table and it ended up chasing it across a grassy lawn.
In Fort Worth, the wind is a constant — I’ve been riding about 2 years now and have had a grand total of 2 windless rides. But today is a new record.