Perhaps I'm just touchy today because the wind was as bad as it's been all trip. The first ten miles weren't horribly headwindy, but after that it picked up and we struggled to maintain five or six mph on the flat sections.
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We would have stopped had Jade City, population 50, not been within reach just 20 miles farther. So we pushed on through the gale and managed to get there just after it started to rain. It turns out we weren't riding through a gale, just that this area of the country has severe and persistent south winds. This is rather worrisome, as we'll be heading south for the next 500 miles.
They don't have a restaurant here, as we had hoped, but they do sell ice cream and provide wi-fi, which is how I'm sitting here now writing this. They also have mountains of jade, as the name implies, cut in every shape and size you could ever want. The table is jade. There's a jade globe in the corner.