Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Triathlon in my future??? flip18436572's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Southwest Iowa
    My Bikes
    Junk, that is why I am here. :-)
    Posts
    2,193
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Windy Ride on Mother's Day

    I road to a small town north of the small town I live in. It is 13.5 miles from my garage door to my wife's grandmother's garage door. It took over an hour to get there. I was going down a hill pedalling in my smallest front and second to largest rear at about 85 cadence and was doing 14.2 mph. DOWN HILL!!!!

    I guess the gusts were only 35 mph, but I did get a side wind at one point and was able to pick up the pace, but the cross winds just about blew me off the shoulder of the highway into the gravel drop off.

    The saying I heard growing up was that "It is windy in Iowa, because Nebraska sucks!!!', but I would guess most of the winds in the midwest were pretty bad today. I didn't see a runner or bicyclist today, and I usually see people at least running. They run on Christmas day, let alone Mother's day.

    The return trip took me about 45 minutes, but I still had to deal with the winds for part of the ride, at least it wasn't the last part of the ride.


    How was your Mother's Day ride????
    2007 Jamis Ventura Comp
    2006 Jamis Explorer 2.0
    2000 Specialized Hardrock (bought used)
    Swim, Bike, Run and sounds like fun

  2. #2
    NadaKid wayne pattee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Port Huron, Michigan
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Traveler, Giant Cypress
    Posts
    310
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got lucky. Dry morning with 10 mph wind gusting to 25 but it started raining about 1 pm and I went to my sisters house for the mothers day feast to cancel out the morning bike ride.

  3. #3
    Senior Member jaxgtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    My Bikes
    Cannondale Synapse , Cannondale SuperSix, Trek CrossRip
    Posts
    4,001
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We have been having a wind building for the last week, but Friday, Sat and Sunday were unbelievable. today wind were steady at 30 from the southwest and gust to 50. Just not safe in my book. It's still blowing about 20 and it is 10:15 pm. I so hope it dies tonight as I have a group ride I want to attend tomorrow.
    Brian | 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp | 2013 Cannondale SuperSix (for sale)
    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.

  4. #4
    the dog ate my earbuds KirkeIsWaiting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    My Bikes
    '05 Litespeed Siena Campy, Bridgestone X03 , Peugeot dream bike gets FIXED, Waterford Campy Record Colbalto, Motobecane Tandem in perfect condition, A Belgium made Bertin that was sent by an angel
    Posts
    2,120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I walked into the Pub where I keep all of my bikes, looked at each adoringly, gave off a long sweet smile to the Waterford that got a BEAUTIFUL new white Rolls saddle and went out to work in my gardens today.
    That was a close as I got to riding.
    I spent the day with the two people that mean the most to me.
    It was a very good day.
    Litespeed Siena, Campy
    Peugeot U010, Deep V's in orange and fixed
    Bridgestone X03 - the beer bike
    Waterford R2200, Campy Chorus/Super Record Cobaltobrakes
    Motobecane Tandem - Craigslist find
    Belgium Bertin. an angel spared it and sent it my way.
    Fuji Folding 4130 Mountain bike - Marlboro edition trash find
    Specialized HR -A1, latest trash find (who throws bikes out??!!)

  5. #5
    Support JDRF b_young's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Arkansas
    My Bikes
    Specialized Sirrus, Specialized Roubaix Elite
    Posts
    855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wimped out due to the winds. I did have a very enjoyable day with the family and parents though.
    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift that is why it is called the present." - Kung Fu Panda

    http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...1LG/weight.png

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •