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tk4790 02-18-07 07:58 PM

bloody wind!
 
I am really starting to hate winter! :mad:
I went for my weekly sunday ride and had to end it at 12.5 miles. I was trying for 20 today but the f-in wind was too much. About a steady 20 with gusts to 30. Oh well better luck next week I guess. It's suppose to be warmer here and that will make my commute nicer.

Anybody else have this problem today?

Tom Stormcrowe 02-18-07 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by tk4790
I am really starting to hate winter! :mad:
I went for my weekly sunday ride and had to end it at 12.5 miles. I was trying for 20 today but the f-in wind was too much. About a steady 20 with gusts to 30. Oh well better luck next week I guess. It's suppose to be warmer here and that will make my commute nicer.

Anybody else have this problem today?

Not today, but try those kind of winds with a fully loaded tour bike and a crosswind if you want a thrill!:eek:

Makes holding a straight line interesting to say the least!

runnercyclist 02-18-07 08:08 PM

It's 14 and feels like 1. The only wind I encountered today on my trainer was when I broke wind.

tk4790 02-18-07 08:14 PM

That's too funny.

I fotgot to mention on my ride today, I found a dead bobcat lying on the side of the road. It was a small one about 30 pounds I guess a little smaller than my dog. He must have got hit by a car b/c I found him on top of a bridge. Poor kitty.

jaxgtr 02-18-07 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tk4790
I am really starting to hate winter! :mad:
I went for my weekly sunday ride and had to end it at 12.5 miles. I was trying for 20 today but the f-in wind was too much. About a steady 20 with gusts to 30. Oh well better luck next week I guess. It's suppose to be warmer here and that will make my commute nicer.

Anybody else have this problem today?

+1 on the wind. I wanted to head out after church and realized that would just have been a wasted day. Never made it above 50 and a constant 15 to 20 all day today. The wind is now about 5 to 10 and temps are about 45F. I just don't have the desire to ride in the wind and cold tonight. Will see what tomorrow brings.

jaxgtr 02-18-07 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by tk4790
That's too funny.

I fotgot to mention on my ride today, I found a dead bobcat lying on the side of the road. It was a small one about 30 pounds I guess a little smaller than my dog. He must have got hit by a car b/c I found him on top of a bridge. Poor kitty.

where are you at in Florida?

tk4790 02-18-07 08:25 PM

jaxgtr, I'm right down the road from you in Palm Coast. (ok 45 minutes down the road.)

jaxgtr 02-18-07 09:01 PM

Ahhhhh. Yep, nice area I almost bought a house down there many years ago. 45 minutes if my Mother in law is driving.:D Now that they have basically gotten all the road work done and 3 lane 95 to Daytona, I can usually make it to Palm Coast in about 30-35 minutes give or take a cop slowing thing up in St. John's county.

scubapal68 02-18-07 09:30 PM

I'm not to fond of strong winds even though I know it makes you stronger. My Team in Training coaches have a saying that the wind is your friend. I like to think of the wind as the friends your mom warned you about. LOL!!

jaxgtr 02-18-07 09:40 PM

Yea, well todays wind was the kid no one liked.

(51) 02-19-07 02:14 AM

Windy here on the West Coast (of Florida) as well. 20 MPH most of the day. The wife went out for a jog-said it was the worst ever for her.

kensuf 02-19-07 07:02 AM

I only got to ride 1hr outside last week, and yeah I'll agree, it was windy. But you know what, the wind's got a benefit; blistering paces when it's at your back. And this time of year you're guaranteed to have a steady wind facing one direction as opposed to a wind that can shift directions on you during a ride.

On Saturday I went out into the wind for 10 miles before turning around to head home. I only averaged 17mph on the computer at the turn-around. By the time I got home my average pace for the entire hour was closer to 19.5. Cruising those last few miles at 26-27mph was great!

Yup, gotta love that wind!

stonecrd 02-19-07 07:45 AM

Also bad in the Southeast, we had steady 20-24mph winds and 30+mph gusts. I sat Sunday out, just no fun working that hard for so little miles. Looks quieter today.


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