I call this the "Woes of Wind." During the week, I ride a bike path that is right by the Hudson River. It getting more fall like, so that means if the weather service say 5-6, it's usually 10+ on the River. So I check, supposed to be a north wind all day long. So not too bad, the heavy peddling at the beginning of the ride, but I can blast back south. I do the north part, it didn't seem THAT bad. Turn around an head south expecting to be flying.
Oh noooo, WTF something HAS to be wrong with my bike, I'm going way, way slower than I should. Most of the way I am glacing up for traffic, but most of the time looking over my bike to try and see what is causing this. Get to an esplanade and stop to try and figure it out. Some boats are moored there and whaddya know! All the pennants are stiff as boards heading NORTH! Wind shifted 180º just as I was heading back south.
5 miles of headwinds going north, 5 miles of head winds heading south. Grrrrrrrrrr.