Congrats on your 36. That is a great accomplishment. Keep up the great work. My last 4 rides have been wind beating death rides for me, but I really would not have ridden in the wind last year. This year, I am using them as a way to build up my legs endurance. Saturday, I rode 30 miles and the first 15 miles into 25 mph headwinds and had a 14.9 mph avg on that leg. That was huge for me as I would never had done that last year. After I turned around and had the wind at my back, I did a 17.9 mph avg. Sunday was the same, except the wind was on my back on the way out and in my face the whole way back. It was tough on the way back, but I made it.