Monday, March 22, 2010


We went riding yesterday, a nice 2.8 mile ride on a concrete trail in Pflugerville.

Winds: steady at 20-25 MPH, with gusts to 35 MPH.

It was insane. The winds were blasting us all over the place, and I wondered on the way back (with the wind hitting us dead on) if we were going to make it, but we did. We stepped off to get through an underpass that had about two inches of rushing water to cross, but other than that, I was clean, and Eli 8.7 only stepped off twice because the wind just blew him off the unicycle.

He weighs 60 pounds, so I can't even imagine how hard it was for him to ride in the gusts. I could barely stay on at 160 pounds.

I told him we deserved wind merit badges, and he made one for each of us. Here's his:

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