It was very warm and also very windy and that adds up to an excellent ride. Janice and I rode the Black Bear ride this evening on the tandem. We started out against very strong winds...radio said gusts up to 35mph...and finished up with it helping, although it had let up a little as it was nearing dark. We tried out the clipped pedals I had put on last night. We thought they were an improvement from the standard platforms...but we will be going clipless for sure. About 32 glorious miles...yeah!!!