The trade winds have been blowing on Oahu with a ferocity greater than I remember from my time here on Oahu. Last week they were strong â€“ I started measuring wind speed by seeing how fast I could ride into the wind while pedaling 200 watts. The lowest I saw was 13.0mph for that test. This week the winds were supposed to go back to normal (10-15mph steady trades), but instead theyâ€™ve picked up even more. Each day I think the wind is the strongest itâ€™s been since I got here, so testing as I just described is my best estimate as to how much the winds are actually changing. Two days ago I was pedaling 200 watts and going 10mph on a flat road. Today was 11mph, which I thought was horrific until I turned into a valley were the wind was funneling at me. I looked down and saw I was pushing 230 watts and going 8mph on a 1% grade. (Thanks Garmin Edge 705!!). Itâ€™s so windy Iâ€™m getting blown all over the road â€“ while running. If I wanted to be in this much wind, Iâ€™d move to Chicago. (Ok, I take that back, nobody wants to live in Chicago and itâ€™s not just because of the wind).