Triathlon in my future???
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest Iowa
Bikes: Junk, that is why I am here. :-)
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