So I finally find a day that it’s not raining, and is a gorgeous day. I did recall the news, and my accuweather app stating there is a wind advisory, especially in the San Gabriel Mountains. However, that was not in the forefront of my mind … what was on my mind was getting on the bike, and doing some climbing miles.
It was pretty busy on the climb up Hwy 2 (Angeles Crest Highway), but I’m used to riding with high speed traffic. There was a hot rod club speeding up the highway, but they did give me a wide birth, so it wasn’t that bad.
The wind was blowing me across the road at times and I had to stop a number of times, just to make sure I wouldn’t go out of control. That’s an excellent opportunity to take a few scenic shots.
I get to Clear Creek Information Center, and this is the point at which I decide to go up to Mt. Wilson, or to turn back. With all the wind throwing me around, I figure it would be safer to turn back … So yes, I wimped out.
Turning back, I did have a nice descent going down. If you listen carefully, you can hear the wind swirling around me.
My five mile commute 2 weeks ago was right into a wind advisory! Cross winds when you have panniers is NOT fun! Great ride!
Consider this … I ride into a wind advisory through a mountain pass 🙂
AGREED! Wind tunnel effect!