Mother Nature...bully

I wake up this morning and go about my usual "get ready for work" routine. I check the weather network for the temperature and then look out the patio window. It's 7 C (44 F) outside, sunny and the wind is at 9 kph (5.5 mph). I figure it should be a good ride to work.

Not a half hour later the wind has ramped up to 37 kph (22.9 mph) gusts and leaves are flying everywhere.

I can handle rain, snow and cold...I've been on two wheels in all of it. The one thing that will put me in a bad mood while riding is strong gusty winds. It's like Mother Nature herself is trying to bully me off the road.

I guess it comes down to a loss of control. When you have the wind blowing you all over the place, it's really hard to the bike straight and there is not much you can do to stop it other then parking your butt. Oh, did I mention I was stubborn? If it's nice out, I'm not parking my butt for anything short of a tornado. So instead, I end up in a bad mood after cursing out Mother Nature for however long I'm out on two wheels.

Oh, before I forget...Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians out there!