Wow, I know I've been absent a while and this is a weird "hey there" post, but I have never experienced winds like I did today here in Chicago. And right now, it's raining sheets of water. When I say I've never seen anything like this on the east coast, I'm serious. My bulky bike and I were nearly blown into a car, and that was in the balmier mid-afternoon. Glad I'm not on the bike right now, because all I hear from outside is a dull roar.