I just got done with 43 miles in howling HOT wind. Went through five bottles and got blasted with gravel, dirt, and sun. Not sure why other than it's what I do. I'm not sure it was fun, but it feels good to have done it.
The funny thing: I rode 6 miles South in about 30 minutes, cranking with my head down AND cranking down the hills (max downhill speed: 23 mph).
Going West was a struggle not to blow off the road.
Turned North and barely had to pedal. When I pedaled hard, I went 3 miles in a little over 6 minutes.