I live in a part of the country (central Indiana) that is often windy with prevailing winds from the west. Thanks to our local land layout, most north-south paths have a small but noticeable incline of some kind (ie Monon Trail) while most east west roads tend to be level.
Today I was headed west against a 10-15 mph wind and it was horrible. It made flat land tiring and a few nearly unnoticeable inclines look like the Himalayas . The variable nature of the wind also did not help... Or that I'm riding a hybrid with straight edge seating position.
On the north south segments no issue...even going up a slight incline once you get your pace you're good to go.
So my question is, is wind resistance on a Clydebody this much? And do things improve if one uses a road bicycle with the drop bars and adopts the bent posture?
I have seen recumbents with smal fairings... Things that make you go hmmmm