June 6 bike forecast: cool, windy

Tuesday: like Monday, replete with dreaded high-speed headwinds from the north.

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Overall: high 68, low 55, cloud-free, annoying gusts

AM: high 50s, sunny, wind from the north at 13 MPH

PM: mid 60s, sunny, wind from the north at 17 MPH


LETTUCE CAT WIND METER:

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Classic. See the lettuce fly off? That’s a marker of high winds.


Recommended outfit of the day:

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DIVVY REPORT: all stations operational.


STREET CLOSURES

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PARTIAL STREET CLOSURES


A TALE FROM THE ROAD:

A youngish doofus on a fancy road bike plopped right in front of me at a red light on Devon and Glenwood today. He had been a few blocks behind but jumped ahead while I waited at the red light. This practice is called “shoaling” and it’s very uncouth.

Annoyed, I decided to speed by him when the light turned green. I did this because I was riding my dinky 20″-wheeled folding bike, and I knew it would bruise his ego.

I passed him. It bruised his ego. So he tries racing me down Glenwood. Foldilocks and I hold him off, because folding bikes have heart. But then we reach a stop sign, where a a tractor trailer ahead of us was turning left.

What to do? Like a sane person, I slow down to remain behind the tractor trailer. But the doofus squeezes past the truck on the right while it’s making a left turn. Truck makes wide turns! Very dangerous!

No, he didn’t get smushed. But the point of the story: this guy, bad.


OVERALL COMMUTE RATING:

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3/4. Deja vu. Nice day with unfortunate wind.

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