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    Wind!!!

    Current forecast:

    Wind 38 mph WSW, gusting to 39mph

    General direction of my commute home, ENE
    In the words of Einstein
    "And now I think I'll take a bath"

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    Rig a sail and tack.
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    Update:
    It's dropped 10mph so far, I hope this trend doesn't continue, I was looking forward to pushing along like I hadn't just put my studded tires on.
    In the words of Einstein
    "And now I think I'll take a bath"

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    Quote Originally Posted by squegeeboo View Post
    Current forecast:

    Wind 38 mph WSW, gusting to 39mph

    General direction of my commute home, ENE
    Definitely a day for the indoor trainer.
    In bocca al lupo!

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    No, no, no... That's a TAILWIND.
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    Although we live in the same neighborhood, unfortunately for me, I work on the other side of the city from Squegeeboo. So that made it a headwind for me to get home. About an hour ago when I got home, TWC said 25-30mph sustained, gusts to 40. And it's a modest upgrade. Thank heavens for granny rings.
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    Riding against the wind is depressing. I'm trying to tell myself it only makes me stronger.
    Now I am terrified at the Earth! it is that calm and patient,
    It grows such sweet things out of such corruptions,
    It turns harmless and stainless on its axis, with such endless successions of diseas’d corpses,
    It renews with such unwitting looks, its prodigal, annual, sumptuous crops,
    It gives such divine materials to men, and accepts such leavings from them at last.
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    A couple of months ago, Tropical Storm Noel passed by Miami. One morning, I headed due east to hit the busway mup that goes E NE. New sensation. It felt as if a giant vacuum cleaner was right on my tail. I could feel the headwind to my front and this other force pulling me back from behind. Weird! I never experienced that before.

    That lasted almost the entire week. Getting to work was work. Going home was a blast and a half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velodiva View Post
    Definitely a day for the indoor trainer.
    I can't get to work on a trainer.
    Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squegeeboo View Post
    Wind 38 mph WSW, gusting to 39mph
    Does this strike anyone else as odd? A "gust" that's 1 mph greater than the prevailing wind speed?
    Last edited by Lot's Knife; 11-29-07 at 08:50 PM. Reason: "odd" sted "idiotic"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lot's Knife View Post
    Does this strike anyone else as odd? A "gust" that's 1 mph greater than the prevailing wind speed?
    Just means that it's a good, steady wind... the kind you like to have on your tail, not as a headwind!
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    Yep, I was against the wind going home too. I didn't have to resort to the granny gear, but man was I sore when I got home. Added about 20 minutes to my normal 50 minute commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lot's Knife View Post
    Does this strike anyone else as odd? A "gust" that's 1 mph greater than the prevailing wind speed?
    I heard on the news this morning that gusts were up to 50 mph, not 39.

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    It seems like I've only been getting headwinds recently, the kinds that make you audibly yell in frustration when going up a hill. It seems like no one else notices the wind tho.....that only adds to the frustration

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