Monday Motivation: Wind- A friend of mine remarked to me after I had told him what I thought about the weather for the day by saying, “You cyclists are pretty sensitive about the wind, aren’t you?” I had to admit that he was right on the money there. But hey! You might be too if there was a wind advisory with gusts over 35mph forecast for the afternoon.
The wind is a constant presence here in the Midwest. There are only windy days, and really windy days. Another old friend of mine would often say the following about the wind in the Midwest: “The wind is our mountains.” So, we go out on purpose in this wind, be it gentle 10-15mph breezes or full on 30 plus mile per hour blasts. We ride into the wind on the way home- on purpose- to get stronger. We ride into the wind and laugh, because we are getting mentally prepared. The wind is motivation to move despite the obstacles.
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