Yes, it's true. I got outside and rode my BMC for 31 miles today. The temps were actually pretty nice - mid 60's, but the wind!!! The wind was brutal, at least on the return leg of the ride. I had a nice tailwind for the first hour and managed to average 17.5mph. When I turned to head back towards home, though, I of course hit the headwind, all 17+ mph of it. The return leg was also mostly uphill, on average, so uphill and into a brutal headwind. :)
Finished up the ride with a 2mi bit of tailwind to the house. A bit tired this evening, but I really feel pretty good about starting 2012 with a ride. I'll ride again 2 or 3 days this week plus a long ride on Saturday (2.5-3hr). Yes, 2.5-3 hour rides are "long" rides for me at this time. I'd like to up to around 5-6hr for long rides by the end of the month so that I might be able to get my first century ridden by the end of the month. :)
That's all for tonight!