Another BIG WIND day today in Green Valley. We decided to pass on riding with our regular Tuesday gang to Tubac, although we knew the trip back to GV would be express, due to the 40mph gusts that we predicted. Instead, we hauled out our dirt bikes, and decided that we would have a fake practice run for the Barry Roubaix. (private joke. entered/conquered last year).
Lots of interesting sights on Twin Buttes Road. For those of you planning to install granite countertops, we saw your stone in the rough as it was excavated.
We were amused when we got to the top of the hill and encountered a Border Patrol truck. The Agent asked US for directions! John helped him out. Curious encounter.
Onward, we’re heading down the hill on Mission Road. It’s a long, sweeping hill, but the headwinds are ferocious. We’re heading on a five-mile glide, and having to pedal our butts off to stay upright. The wind is coming from about 1 o’clock, so we’re in danger of getting pushed across the center line in a big gust. I think the wind is every bit of 25mph steady, with huge gusts whipping us around. Makes for interesting riding.
We finally hit the portion of our ride where we were rolling downhill with a tailwind. Yahoo!!! Pedaling as hard as we could, we flew toward home. A great day for us on our bikes – different, good stuff to see, and fun (we’re all about the fun factor).
After we had been home for a bit, we both received this text message from Verizon
(we just both got new phones – had no idea what was happening when we got these messages.). Trouble ahead, methinks…..Jezzy is seeking cover – she’s terrified with the howling wind.
But, maybe this warning is for our friends in Grand Rapids? In any case, we’re battened down for the night.