We just had some "stuff" come through here yesterday from the Gulf of Alaska... pretty common stormtrack hereabouts. The rains have gone, leaving in their wake some nice, chilly 12-14 mph northwinds. I don't much care for riding into a headwind -who does, I guess- but there I was. I figure more than half my ride was uphill (some quite by choice; the only way to get better at climbing...) and into the wind. Nice. That'll take your 15-19 mph pace and knock it down to 6 or 7 mph in a hurry. I figure I put 19 miles of effort into an 11 mile ride tonight. Had to get out, though, even though... I made an appointment with the vet for Friday to say goodbye to our "little girl". That cold wind felt pretty good.