This morning before the sun was up I headed out for a 40 mile ride. Checking my time upon my return home I found my average speed was 3 mph slower than usual. I really dislike the cold, but I HATE the 25 to 35 mph wind gusts that seem to come non-stop around here from late November until mid May. My only consolation was that I hit the 600 mile mark for December - a new high for me this time of year. I'm evenstarting to think "bent" so I can get a fairing.