Wind whipped and wiped out


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Wind whipped and wiped out
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 8:01 AM Hawaii Time
Activity Type: Road Cycling | Event Type: Training
I don’t mind riding alone, but today was a super hard day and I wish I had John along with me.
The wind gusts nearly knocked me over a few times, and heading up Kamiloiki and Makapu’u hills, at times, felt like I was barely moving. The National Weather Service says there are gusts up to 40mph today and I think I personally got pummeled by a few of them! From that stretch between the Hawaii Kai Golf Course and Makapu’u Lookout, I think I got hit by no fewer than five. There were parts of the ride that were fun and enjoyable, and I always get a kick out of timing my descent from Makapu’u perfectly to power through without any vehicles barreling down my ass as I try to stay alive and upright. Like today. It’s glorious when you come out of that every time!
I saw a few groups today, and not too many lonely warriors like me. Since I don’t have a schedule to ride through the week, I get in my rides on the weekends.
This was not a pretty ride. I wanted to do 50, but by the time I got back out to Hawaii Kai and close to home, with more than 30 miles logged in, I decided I wasn’t having any fun. When it’s no fun, get out of it. No matter what it is.

Author: lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Learners Coordinator and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.

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