Super windy this afternoon.
Charlie and I talked about current events and weather and such.
He said on Alpe d'Huez, the switchbacks are level... not like the steep turns on Diablo. We opined on the reason for the difference; he thought maybe because they were constructed for horse-drawn wagons. I offered that it was probably because the French are pansies... then I joked that they would see Chainbuster and surrender.
A yellow ladybug appeared on my computer at Junction and stayed on for about a mile and a half of my descent. The crosswind at The Ranches was about the stiffest I've seen... it was a slow descent.