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    Senior Member Brutal.Roadrnr's Avatar
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    The wicked wind...

    So my ride today was made *interesting* by 23mph headwinds, which turned very nice on the way home when they became tailwinds. The hills didn't help much either...

    So what is better, headwinds on the way out or back in?

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    I prefer them on the way out.

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    I prefer headwind on the way out, tailwind home.

    One of the issues you run into on longer rides is that you can ride into a headwind for a LONG time.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Doesn't make a difference to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal.Roadrnr View Post
    So my ride today was made *interesting* by 23mph headwinds
    i'd rather have the winds heading out, then they can push me home (if i'm lucky enough for the winds to actually be tailwinds).

    what type of winds do you normally have down there?
    i can't wait until the winds calm down up here, should be in a few weeks (judging by data on some websites).
    kinda sucks when i see a few miles of rolling hills before me with a 20+ mph headwind. i'll be pedaling my ass off to look down and see 7 mph up a slight incline and only get up to about 13-14 on the slight decline.
    my last 2 rides have been in milder winds, and it's amazing. now if this rain would stop.
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    Around here all we have is head winds and it is up hill no
    matter what way you go.

    Those that have lived in or visited Northwest Arkansas know what I mean!

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    I am hoping to one day discover what you all mean by this ellusive tail-wind?? It just never seems to happen for me.

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    I prefer a tailwind both ways (happened once with my commute) but I almost always get lucky enough to have a headwind both ways

    Definitely I prefer headwind out and tailwind back when I am tired but it never seems to work out that way.

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    I like the tailwind on my way out...but that's because I'm usually running late for work
    If it's peace you find in dying, and if dying time is near,
    Just bundle up my coffin 'cause it's cold way down there!

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    As long as time is not a factor I don't worry about head or tail winds....it's the darn crosswind gusts that sometimes have me brushing up on my hail marys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Doesn't make a difference to me.
    Thats why this guy is my inspiration...A real Badass...for real!
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