I forget it every year: From spring through late summer here, we get fierce winds almost every afternoon, sometimes starting as early as 10:30 or 11 a.m. So I'm sitting home at 8:30, thinking the eight miles in to the coffee place would be a nice way to start the day. It's an easy ride along the river, drops about 500 feet, not much traffic, and we're finally getting some nice weather.
Now it's 10:30, I'm on the coffeehouse deck with my netbook, and TWO MINUTES AGO the wind picked up to about 30, straight into my face all the way home. It's a half-hour in, 1:20 to 1:30 home, grunting all the way....Maybe I'll just sit here, have my wife pick me up on her way home..