I saw Lynn as I started my ride this morning. We discussed that the wind was going to be out in full force today. I was on my way north, the air was calm, and it looked like I’d have a easy 11 miles north and that I’d probably be able to sail back. As soon as I got to the top of the Hammond bridge the wind picked up, and the peddling was SLOW. When I was facing into the wind at Clam Beach I wondered about turning around; after all, no one was going to report me to the Sunday Morning Ride Police. But I had committed, so I continued. It took 79 minutes to ride to the Crannel Road turnaround. And, as Lynn predicted, I sailed home in 60 minutes. On a normal Sunday the round trip takes 135 minutes, so the wind coming and going just pretty much evened things out.
These hay bales are in the bottoms just west of Mad River Hospital. This morning’s wind had its effect on the plastic. All in all, think about all the evacuees along the gulf coast. This wind is nothing.