|Brookston Wind Farm
||[Jul. 16th, 2014|02:38 am]
Map of ride here
It was rather nice weather, an unseasonably cool 68 degrees, when I rolled out to go up to the Brookston Wind Farm, about 15 miles north of town. There was a brisk wind of about 13 mph, but it was out of the WNW, so it mas mostly a crosswind, and didn't hinder me too much (with one exception, noted below). It was cloudy as I started out, but after a bit, the sun came out again, bright enough to require putting on the sunglasses.
I went straight north out of town, and could see the windmills just after I passed the I-65 overpass. Soon I crossed the county line (my county has been resisting putting up windmills, so they're all in neighboring counties. I got a couple of good pics.
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When I got to IN 18, I turned west to ride for two miles. There was good news and bad news.
Good news: IN-18 was freshly repaved!
Bad news: It was repaved as chip and seal, and had no shoulder
Good news: It was only two miles to ride on!
Bad news: It was just about straight into that 13 mph wind.
Fortunately, it was over relatively quickly, and soon after i turned back south, the wind suddenly died down, to only about 6 mph. I took a very brief respite in the parking lot of the Badger Grove church, and made good time the rest of the way home.
Miles Ridden: 34.21
Top Speed: 24.0 mph
Average Speed: 12.3
Year to date: 308.4
Goal 1000 miles: 30.8%