So after riding DF bikes for years; one sometimes needs to revisit expectations. Winds around here always blow so you get use to planning your rides around them. Riding into the wind is like climbing except that you can't get to the top of the wind. This time of the year when the winds get to be a steady 10-15mph (the corn isn't up to shelter you from vast open expanses of land) it's common to layout long narrow routes and try to ride perpendicular to the wind so the ride is an even efforts both out and back in. Since this is the jet stream zone with mostly due west winds and country roads laid out in north-south grids; it is not too hard to do. I've done that for years to the point that it is second nature; I really don't think about it. Tonight I got a chance to rethink that. I went out for a solo ride and tonight's course had me going out with a straight tail wind; 12mph at my back steady. My normal loop was under road construction so I had to reverse the course versus doing my heavy north south loop. So the second half of the ride was nose into that 12 mph head wind with more climbing on the way back. Finished the 30 miles with a 18.5mph average only putting out 141 watts with a weighted average of 160W. Basically very relaxed ride 42% in power zone 1 and heart rate zone 3. The Silvio 2.0 simply doesn't care about the head wind; so I guess it's time I stop riding cross winds. If it's below 15mph. The cross wind buffeting is far more annoying that the little bit of resistance the Silvio is picking up from the wind; and riding with a tailwind just feels like cheating.