Some may think I am a bit obsessed with the wind. Well, I am!
Wind affects our ride as much as the profile. We have had more than our fair share of headwind and, not only does it slow our progress, it also has a big influence on our morale.
At home we usually (always actually) start and finish in the same place so the wind is less of a factor. Here we are going East almost incessantly so it has far more effect. It can be a headwind all day or a tailwind all day. Rarely it changes direction and we have both in one day.
With a light tailwind (5-8km/h) on relatively flat ground we average <25km/h with the same headwind our average drops to 18-20km/h