Tie down everything, it is wind season in San Francisco. Contrary to what you may have heard, SF does have seasons- Bone Cold Wet Season (which is really late November through the end of January but is movable), Wind Season (now), Fog Season (you would call it Summer), Indian Summer (September & October and 2 weeks in January). While we do not have force factor 5 tornadoes, we get a good month or more of continuous 30 to 50 MPH winds that don't really let up. This is the time of year when we have to look out for falling trees. There is no part of San Francisco that is immune, and there is no use complaining. Even when the wind is so bad you have to get off and push, which is where I was when I took this picture. I was riding uphill, into the wind, pulling Declan on his trail-a-bike when we were stopped in our tracks in the middle of traffic. Time for the sidewalk.
Note the hat. It stayed on the whole day without adjustment (and it didn't give me hat hair!) no matter which way the crazy wind was blowing. For those who choose to wear hats instead of helmets, it can be a challenge to find one that stays on well, so this made me very happy.