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Old 02-18-07, 07:58 PM   #1
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bloody wind!

I am really starting to hate winter!
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?
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Old 02-18-07, 08:04 PM   #2
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I am really starting to hate winter!
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!

Makes holding a straight line interesting to say the least!
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It's 14 and feels like 1. The only wind I encountered today on my trainer was when I broke wind.
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Old 02-18-07, 08:14 PM   #4
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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.
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I am really starting to hate winter!
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.
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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?
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Old 02-18-07, 08:25 PM   #7
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jaxgtr, I'm right down the road from you in Palm Coast. (ok 45 minutes down the road.)
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Ahhhhh. Yep, nice area I almost bought a house down there many years ago. 45 minutes if my Mother in law is driving. 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.
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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!!
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Yea, well todays wind was the kid no one liked.
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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.
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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!
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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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