Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member funrover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    My Bikes
    Mostly schwinn... few classics
    Posts
    2,278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Wow it was windy today....

    But I loved the commute. Normally I don't like the wind but today I really enjoyed it. Guess I just never know

  2. #2
    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Upland Ca
    My Bikes
    Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
    Posts
    20,031
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    More windy than this? Check out the first minute of the video.


    I like the wind but I wouldn't take Gina out in traffic with this wind.


  3. #3
    Mad bike riding scientist cyccommute's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Denver, CO
    My Bikes
    Some silver ones, a black one, a red one, an orange one and a couple of titanium ones
    Posts
    15,464
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    More windy than this? Check out the first minute of the video.


    I like the wind but I wouldn't take Gina out in traffic with this wind.
    Yea. Much higher. The flag shot you have? Imagine the flag looking like it was starched. Peak wind speed at my work location last night was 50 mph right at quitting time. Sustained wind speed at the same time was 25 mph. I go the right direction (east) so mine was a tailwind It's wonderful to coast at 30 mph

    That speed isn't the worst we've had this year, however. The power lines weren't humming. They start doing that at around 70 mph
    Stuart Black
    Solo Without Pie. The search for pie in the Midwest.
    Picking the Scablands. Washington and Oregon, 2005. Pie and spiders on the Columbia River!
    Days of Wineless Roads. Bed and Breakfasting along the KATY
    Twisting Down the Alley. Misadventures in tornado alley.
    An Good Ol' Fashion Appalachian Butt Whoopin'.

  4. #4
    Senior Member GumbyN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    NW KC
    My Bikes
    2011 Specialized Roubaix Elite Apex
    Posts
    100
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    More windy than this? Check out the first minute of the video.
    I like the wind but I wouldn't take Gina out in traffic with this wind.
    looks like typical Kansas breeze to me. how "Mrs. Beans" is leaning into the wind is pretty much how i have to ride.
    what kind of road is that you guys are on? one of the fabled bike lanes/paths i hear about?

    i've noticed in your two videos i've watched (the one with the descent) that there are tons of riders where you're at. i have yet to pass/see another rider when i'm out on a ride (northwest KC, KS area, bumpy chip-sealed country roads).
    cool video - i have the same Performance jersey as "Fred" does (can't beat $9).
    Well everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.
    ~~Humphrey Bogart

  5. #5
    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Upland Ca
    My Bikes
    Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
    Posts
    20,031
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by GumbyN View Post
    looks like typical Kansas breeze to me. how "Mrs. Beans" is leaning into the wind is pretty much how i have to ride.
    what kind of road is that you guys are on? one of the fabled bike lanes/paths i hear about?

    i've noticed in your two videos i've watched (the one with the descent) that there are tons of riders where you're at. i have yet to pass/see another rider when i'm out on a ride (northwest KC, KS area, bumpy chip-sealed country roads).
    cool video - i have the same Performance jersey as "Fred" does (can't beat $9).

    Thanks! Yup, a bike trail we frequent is Santa Ana River Trail. I read lots of comments on the forums about over crowded trails etc. Our trail isn't not that bad. Can be a little crowded in some short sections (parks etc) but the trial is 30 miles one wy and 60 roundtrip. There are sections where we may not see another rider for 10 miles. In the late afternoon, we may go 20 while only spotting 5 other riders.

    The descent video is on Glendora Mountain Rd. 20 mile climb to Baldy Village. 42 roundtrip with 5,000 ft of climbing. 10 years ago we could do this 42 mile ride with only seeing 3 other riders. Now cycling is more popular so we see 10 in the first 8 miles. The section section of 13 miles is usually not as crowded, might see 4 other riders.

    I am Fred in the video. Another camera shy rider snatched the recorder from my hand and got a shot of me. I have the flour green jersey, the light blue, and yellow. I picked them up couple months back. I paid $19 then a month later the $9 special came out.

    I have about 150 videos on youtube. Many of the trail and the mountain ride (GMR). Many times I figure I won't shoot a video but then we run into othe riders we know or meet. Lots of forum members. On the trail, we may encounter 200 riders on a 45 miler.

  6. #6
    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Upland Ca
    My Bikes
    Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
    Posts
    20,031
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    Yea. Much higher. The flag shot you have? Imagine the flag looking like it was starched. Peak wind speed at my work location last night was 50 mph right at quitting time. Sustained wind speed at the same time was 25 mph. I go the right direction (east) so mine was a tailwind It's wonderful to coast at 30 mph

    That speed isn't the worst we've had this year, however. The power lines weren't humming. They start doing that at around 70 mph
    Our wind was 45. We get them fairly often during the season along with several wind advisories. During this season, several big rigs will flip on local freeways. We get wind at 65 mph. A consistent 30 isn't unusual.

    Matter of fact, we did a ride through the mountains with 45 winds with gust at 65. One rider was blown over and knocked unconscious.

    You might not have seen it in my other videos but there is a flag that is about 30 yards long that is straight out when the wind is high. When it's out, we know it's windy. On these days, we could easliy hold 30 to the coast. But it's senseless when you know you have to head back. We encounter a bunch of these riders. Funny though when you are heading back and they are on the side of the road puking or in tears.

    FTR, I just looked up an average wind table based over several years. It seems Denver is about 1 mph higher average than Los Angeles.

Posting Permissions

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