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Old 01-09-08, 07:47 PM   #1
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A good day to be a clyde!

Man oh man, was a good day to be a clyde today, the wind decided that 90km/h was a good pace, with times, where it slowed to a paltry 70km/h. Clydes were doing fine, not so good for the skinny whinnys though, we could use our weight to help anchor us, they needed anchoring devices though..... There was one good thing, it blew the clouds away, gee whats that big yellow thing, oh yeah, the sun, last time I saw it was before Christmas.

Needless to say, not a biking day.... Wondering if I can drag the bike to somewhere, and borrow the brother-in-laws trainer, otherwise, spring is going to hurt.
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Why is it whenever I ride the wind is in my face?

Remember the tales the old people use to tell us "I walked to school in a blizzard in July uphill both ways". That's how I usually feel when I go riding on a windy day.

Today was errands day so I was on foot and in the subway all day. Tomorrow looks promising!
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Why is it whenever I ride the wind is in my face?
+1. I rarely get a supporting wind. When I do, I usually have to turn around and ride back home against it anyhow.
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Why is it whenever I ride the wind is in my face?

Remember the tales the old people use to tell us "I walked to school in a blizzard in July uphill both ways". That's how I usually feel when I go riding on a windy day.

Today was errands day so I was on foot and in the subway all day. Tomorrow looks promising!
It's the second law of cycling, what I find interesting is I ride South, into a head wind, turn East into a headwind, then turn North into a headwind, then finally go West into a headwind, how does it know????

Usually the old folks add another qualifier, school was always 15 miles away.....
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+1. I rarely get a supporting wind. When I do, I usually have to turn around and ride back home against it anyhow.
Reminds me of Macbeth. You need the Weird Sisters on your side:

Second Witch
I'll give thee a wind.

First Witch
Thou'rt kind.

Third Witch
And I another.

First Witch
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Why is it whenever I ride the wind is in my face?
It could have something to do with the fact you're riding forward. No matter what the wind is doing around you you'll always have to take into account your speed. Have you ever had the experience when you're riding and it feels like a calm, nice day until you turn around and there's a nasty head wind? It's an odd feeling but it happens when you're riding about the same speed and direction as a consistent wind. Sorry to ruin Murphy's Law for everyone though.
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