i'm breaking this morning's ride into two parts.
the first part was an awful, "santa ana wind in your face" affair. we're under a wind advisory and riding into the wind was brutal. it took me 50 minutes to cover 8 miles, 1:01 to ride 12 miles and 1:21 to cover the 16.05 to my turn around on the far side of harper. the temperature in argonia when i started was 34 degrees. that warmish temp was the only positive in this rather painful first leg.
the second part of this morning's ride started on the far side of harper and headed toward home. the santa claus wind - the kind that gives rather than takes - was at my back. i was able to glide along at 17-18mph and get over 20mph several times. the highlight of this 16.05 miler was the sprint i did a few miles out of argonia with the wind directly at my back. i got up to 32.1mph! slow for a pro, but not bad for joe blow! the wind is (temporarily) my friend. it was 38 degrees when i got back home. awesome! (32.10 miles @ 14.3mph)