It has gotten very windy these past few days in Ellensburg. Strong gusts every few minutes keep you on your toes. Just yesterday I was riding my bike on a sidewalk that winds through two tall buildings on campus. A huge gust of wind suddenly blew exactly perpendicular to the direction of my travel, it caught in the spokes of the wheels, and it actually knocked me and my bike a few inches over on the path. It was kind of scary, actually: the overpowering force.