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Old 11-29-07, 12:40 PM   #1
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Wind!!!

Current forecast:

Wind 38 mph WSW, gusting to 39mph

General direction of my commute home, ENE
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Old 11-29-07, 01:05 PM   #2
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Rig a sail and tack.
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Old 11-29-07, 01:22 PM   #3
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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.
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Current forecast:

Wind 38 mph WSW, gusting to 39mph

General direction of my commute home, ENE
Definitely a day for the indoor trainer.
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Old 11-29-07, 03:09 PM   #5
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No, no, no... That's a TAILWIND.
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Old 11-29-07, 06:25 PM   #6
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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.
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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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Definitely a day for the indoor trainer.
I can't get to work on a trainer.
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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?

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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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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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