I have become a weather Guru, I watch the 11pm report for rain,snow,wind. direction and so on.
Sometimes I get tricked by minor wind shifts un expected.
I was ridding two days ago with the group and we have a loop thats 21 miles with a outbound and circle at the end with a return trek.
So I look down and see we are doing 20-22 MPH and I think damn I am getting in shape. and the group is pulling hard to pull away, and I think man this is a super fast group-b.
And at the 12 mile marker we start the right turn and I feel gust of wind tugging on me and I feel my guts sink.And Then the lights go on oh my gosh we had a strong tail wind...
So its down shift and revs's 90+ to hit 12mph, and creep the remainder miles back home all whipped and pooped ..
Living near the coast can cause some rather dramatic weather changes when those cold fronts approach..
Thoughts of calling for a rescue did cross my mind once or twice if it wasn't so far back in the back bay like they could find me...