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Old 05-01-10, 11:42 PM   #26
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Headwinds and hills are similar but what sucks about headwinds is you don't get the satisfaction of cresting a hill. The winds picked up on my ride today and luckily I road into the wind on my way out and I had a tail wind on the way home.... a bonus. Have you ever noticed that when riding with a tailwind you feel like your in stagnant air and you tend to sweat a lot? I guess that only happens when the tail wind is blowing at the same speed your riding. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about a tailwind... I'm just asking if other notice this.
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Old 05-02-10, 08:27 AM   #27
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Headwinds and hills are similar but what sucks about headwinds is you don't get the satisfaction of cresting a hill. The winds picked up on my ride today and luckily I road into the wind on my way out and I had a tail wind on the way home.... a bonus. Have you ever noticed that when riding with a tailwind you feel like your in stagnant air and you tend to sweat a lot? I guess that only happens when the tail wind is blowing at the same speed your riding. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about a tailwind... I'm just asking if other notice this.
I sweat a lot, regardless of the wind, if I'm working hard. (I was getting ready to go ride, when it started to rain. I'm checking the radar, and it looks like it's going to stop, so I'm waiting. But the chin straps on my helmet are still damp from yesterday. )
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Headwinds and hills are similar but what sucks about headwinds is you don't get the satisfaction of cresting a hill. The winds picked up on my ride today and luckily I road into the wind on my way out and I had a tail wind on the way home.... a bonus. Have you ever noticed that when riding with a tailwind you feel like your in stagnant air and you tend to sweat a lot? I guess that only happens when the tail wind is blowing at the same speed your riding. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about a tailwind... I'm just asking if other notice this.
That actually can be the worst wind. On a 95+ degree day when you climb a hill and slow down to the same speed as your tailwind you just melt in the heat of the stagnant air. That is the only time I'll complain about a tailwind.
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But a good strong tailwind is sooooo cool.
What is this...tailwind you speak of? The headwind is my constant companion. I'm going to ask it to start paying rent and utilities, it hangs around so much.
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