Friday, July 22, 2011

Yes!! another great day for a bike ride. The temperature at the start of my ride was a comfortable 83 degrees with humidity at 90%. The wind was a reasonable 8 mph from the Southeast. Aha, perfect for my Forty Friday route. The first 20 miles were into the wind with the expectation I would be riding back with a, yes!!!! a tailwind. As I made my turn for home I saw a cluster of clouds in the distance. According to my meteorological background, perfect conditions for a "pop up" storm. The good news was that no storm appeared. However, as the clouds approached, the wind shifted so, on the ride back, the wind was from the Northwest. The good news was it was not a mere 8 mph, rather, 15-20 with gusts to 25 mph.; a 40 mile ride into a headwind. Now, this might sound a bit facitious but I considered it a good training ride in preparation for the East Coast. By the time I had arrived into town, as I passed the time and temp. sign at the bank, the temperature had climbed to 93 degrees. At least I am avoiding the heat of the day. Mad dogs and Englishmen!! Followers of this blog: My East Coast Ride begins two months from today. I hope to provide more pictures as well as description. Look forward to the comments.


  1. Champ - speaking as a long time easterner I will tell you that from Maine to Florida it's all downhill and the winds are always out of the north...And if you can accept that there are also a couple of bridges we will be close to that I would be happy to offer for sale.

  2. Ha, I've bought a lot of bridges in my day