Grueling bike ride following the “New Caney – Gene Campbell Road” route. Any direction with an “S” in it battled a 15 mph wind with 28 mph gusts. I probably rode too fast on the way to New Caney (north) with the wind pushing me along. I biked 36.25 miles with about 21 miles into the wind. My wife told me the wind was kicking up as I got ready to leave and I agreed but I didn’t feel the brunt of it until I turned onto Gene Campbell Blvd. From that point until the end the wind tried to stop me. For this early in the southeast Texas biking season my legs were not quite ready.
The weather at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (about 10 miles south of where I live). Not much change during the 2:27 long bike ride.
Even with the temperature in the 70’s I wore a thermal jersey with a short sleeve jersey over it. This offset the wind chill and kept me comfortable. Other than the wind and nice temperature the ride was uneventful.
I am making progress towards my 300 mile goal for the month with 164.58 miles to date, 55% of the way there. No biking tomorrow but the weather looks favorable Friday and Saturday, Sunday shows almost 75% chance of rain.