Getting the wind in your face is fun. Getting pushed around the road by the wind is not always so much fun. I never usually let wind bother me, but yesterday was a bit different. Despite being under a "Wind Advisory", and seeing the trees in my neighborhood really swaying back and forth, I decided to take a late afternoon ride. It had been a beautifully warm day and we had three of our kids, with their kids visiting for the afternoon and leaving the family for a ride was not anything I wanted to do. But now it was late in the afternoon and everyone had left, so I thought I would go for a short ride. Usually the Goldwing, with its 900 plus pounds, doesn't get overly affected by the wind. But yesterday I was hit by some gusts which literally pushed me almost off the road. Slowing down helped, but fighting the wind took away any joy I might have had on this ride. Later I found out that we had 60 mph gusts on and off during the time I was riding, and even with the Goldwing that was just too much. Less than 30 minutes into the ride I was back in the garage. Ending up in the ditch alongside the road or in the lane of oncoming traffic was not something I wanted to happen so ending the ride seemed the best course of action. Live to ride another day.