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Mercury Retrograde, Flat Tires and Wind

Posted Apr 18 2011 11:36am
On what was pretty much my last long brick chance this weekend with the bike I will be riding at St. Anthony’s, the weather gods were just not cooperating. Nothing was. I blame Mercury retrograde. When it goes backwards, Mercury can muck up pretty much anything. On Saturday, our training day, wind and rain was predicted for Long Island. So we went to train bright and early, 7:00 am, before the weather got ugly. When we left, it was breezy. By the time we got to Hecksher State Park, where we ride and run, gale force winds had set in. 30, 40 mph sustained easy. We started out anyway, rode a couple of miles (could have walked faster), turned around and racked the bikes back on the car. The wind was so strong, it was knocking us off of our bikes. And it was cold. The heat in Florida in two weeks is going to be a total shock to our systems. We went for a run. That went pretty well, even though the winds were still whipping fiercely and at one point I considered crawling as a way to get low enough to fight off the headwinds. I have [...]
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