This morning I rode my bike to Winters and back (yes, I do like to make that ride - especially since I get to eat breakfast at my favorite cafe while in town!). Today, however, was rather windy. The total round-trip was 35 miles and took me 2 hours, 45 minutes (drastically slower than usual because of the wind). With a tail-wind I averaged 18-19 MPH with minimal effort. With a cross-wind I averaged 14-15 MPH with a little effort. With the head-wind, however...I only averaged 8-9 MPH with MAJOR effort. IT KICKED MY BUT!!! The positive side? It is definitely a stamina and strength builder!