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    %^&$ @&%*U $@*^ *^%# Headwind!

    My ride today stunk! My ride partner, had 2 flats, and a dérailleur breakdown (These things happen), and the wind was gusting up near 40 as a headwind outbound. On the way back IT SWITCHED! 25-40 MPH head wind each way. I'm beat!
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    Tom, I have been there and done that. I hate the headwind the entire ride. No where near you 40 mph for the entire thing though.
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    Ah well, I did the pulling on the ride. My partner today is one of my former math professors and I finally got her back on her bike today. Good point though, on the ride, she wants to go for another ride again next weekend She had a blast, in spite of the breakdowns and wind.
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    Last edited by Tom Stormcrowe; 11-04-07 at 07:00 PM.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    No thanks, if I wanted to drive a car.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    No thanks, if I wanted to drive a car.......
    You look very "negative" today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    You look very "negative" today.
    What can I say, feeling "Blue" Winter is coming on and soon I'll be stuck on the trainer. I got rid of my mountain bike, so I'll be limited to riding when there is no snow or on the trainer.
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    HEadwinds are the only thing we have to train with here. Everything is flat.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Ugh - I can't stand wind.

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    Same here winds Ave 22 mph and I swear they change direction every time I turn around. Winter , however , is non existant.

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    from reading the Subject: line of this thread I was expecting pics of Q-Bert.
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    My wife once asked me if the wind on my ride was a headwind or a tailwind. I replied that there's no such thing as a tailwind. I truly believe that. The only difference is the amount of headwind you're facing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell48 View Post
    Same here winds Ave 22 mph and I swear they change direction every time I turn around. Winter , however , is non existant.
    Same in Missouri today, turned around at 17.5 miles and Holy Cr49_)(#$!! And I've got no one with me to pull for a change. I heard it was only about 15-20 mph worth of wind though, almost not enough to get in the drops
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    What can I say, feeling "Blue" Winter is coming on and soon I'll be stuck on the trainer.
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    Headwind is without question one of my biggest HATE items when riding. It absolutely saps the life out of me. I drop into one of my lowest gears and spin while seeming to go nowhere. When I stop pedalling I better have a foot down right away because I'm stopping dead right there. Then I don't want to start pedalling again.
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    A beautiful day here, minor breezes was all- I rode around White Rock Lake in Dallas.

    Ever see those bumperstickers that say "A bad day fishing is better than a good day working"?

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    I don't even ride if the wind is blowing more than 15 MPH. 40? I'd be going backwards.
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    Learn to enjoy the pain people. Spare a thought for the unfortunate few who would love to ride against the wind but for some reason can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (51) View Post
    I don't even ride if the wind is blowing more than 15 MPH. 40? I'd be going backwards.
    You wouldn't like riding in Iowa then, because you wouldn't be riding very often.


    Like we say, it is windy in Iowa because Nebraska sucks. You can also substitute any other surrounding state. We also have hills, something that was missing when I visited Florida.
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    My son (AJ--11) and I did a metric century recently up in the high-desert here in SoCal. It was a constant wind of 27mph with gusts to over 40. Luckily, it was always blowing from west to east. We turned once, and it became a tailwind. We weren't pedaling and were coasting along at 26-27 When we did this, we couldn't feel the wind at all--front or back. Eerily quiet like eye-of-hurricane stuff. Kinda neat, too, though I'm still picking sand out of my ears

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    As much as I still struggle with hills, I'll take them over nasty headwind any day of the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    Like we say, it is windy in Iowa because Nebraska sucks. You can also substitute any other surrounding state. We also have hills, something that was missing when I visited Florida.
    No, it's Nebraska with probably a little help from Kansas. Down here in Missouri, it's all Kansas!

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    I HATE HEADWINDS. But I've come to think of it as like riding uphill all day and think of the positive workout I'm getting.

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    I think it is usually Nebraska, so I will leave Kansas and Missouri alone for now.

    We have 40+ MPH winds today again, and I do not feel like riding in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    We also have hills, something that was missing when I visited Florida.
    I lived in FL all my life until recently. We had plenty of hills.....only we called them overpasses.
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