Friday, September 15, 2006
When the Wind Blows the Plastic Off your Bike Helmet, Its Time to Go Home
All morning, I have been looking out of my window at the most amazing wind. The huge trees across the street were really bending and I could see occassional small branches fly by. Did this stop me from riding today? No, Jeff and I rode anyway. We made our way slowly to the bike path. It was quite a lot like riding underwater. We agreed to go to the top of the path and then head back. As soon as we got past the wall, a blast of wind filled with dirt and small rocks hit us. The plastic part of my helmet completely lifted off and blew away. That was our queue to turn around and go home. We headed over to Kings Canyon on the way back and had an incredible high speed run down Kings Canyon. Even on the flats we were excellerating! It was fun but I must admit that I was relieved to get back to the office.