Can confirm the wind trickling over the back most of the day. I pushed back close to the Crestline ridge several times throughout the day and each time the closer I got, the more “off” the air felt. Very buoyant everywhere else and very smooth – the fishbowl was one giant thermal today. I made a weak attempt to follow Jérôme but when I wasn’t seeing lift at Arrowhead, I chickened out and headed back. Was above 6k most of the afternoon and had great climbs out in front. Topped out at 8500’ and flew for 4 hours – my best day of flying yet.
Also – I took this yesterday (looks like the Windy app appropriately called the convergence for today):