How do you do it?
I went for a ride in the rain and wind this morning. Enjoyed the daylights out of the ride until the rain clouds started to clear up and strong gusts of wind moved in. At one point I came around a tight bend in the road and got hit with a gust of wind from my left side (glad it was that side, or I would have been pushed into traffic), and blew me off the edge of the road. As I'm starting to unclip and pick myself up off the ground I heard a large cracking sound and realized a tree about eight to ten feet from me was being blown over. Talk about getting your heart rate up! I was lucky in that the tree (A big elm about 2 ft. across) didn't get close to me when it went down. So, the rest of the ride home I'm feeling a little paranoid about the wind and wondering if there was anything I could have done to keep from being blown over. I felt like a rag doll being tossed around; not a feeling I'll ever deliberately seek out.