I did a 100 km ride today, out in the country, which involved a lot of hill climbing.
It was a gorgeously warm, sunny day with a wind. Those are NOT the conditions in which I would have thought the winged vampires would be out!
I felt like I was back in Manitoba again!!
I stopped a couple times and was swarmed ... I didn't even dare to visit the bushes!! When I climbed the hills, and was travelling fairly slowly, I kept having to bat them off me. I'm covered in bites now. But the thing that really surprised me was the speed at which they flew! I've clocked them at 15 km/h in Manitoba, but these things were circling me at 23 km/h!!
So ... what's the mosquito situation like in your area?