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Old 03-30-09, 03:42 PM   #1
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2 questions

the noobish one

why a cyclist had like a rear plastic wheel?? It was making noise but what special thing has the wheel?

2nd question

I would like to know if there is a time at the day where is less windy cuz I was commuting some minutes ago with a lot of wind. Thx
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Old 03-30-09, 03:52 PM   #2
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These wheels are more aerodynamic.


I'm not sure about the wind issue, but it's not as if you can choose to commute whenever you want, so it doesn't matter.
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Old 03-30-09, 03:59 PM   #3
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I'd suggest avoiding the plastic wheels if there are strong wind crosswinds.
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Old 03-30-09, 07:45 PM   #4
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I would like to know if there is a time at the day where is less windy cuz I was commuting some minutes ago with a lot of wind. Thx
Obviously that depends on where you live. In Boston there's an onshore breeze in the AM and an offshore breeze in the PM -- means if you're commuting into downtown, you get headwind both ways. Your mileage probably varies.
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Typically, you will get lower winds early in the morning and late in the afternoon. This is ignoring such issues as mountains and large bodies of water.
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If the wind is slowing you down the it just means that you're going in the wrong direction.
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Yesterday was very windy pretty much all day on the east coast.
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Typically, you will get lower winds early in the morning and late in the afternoon. This is ignoring such issues as mountains and large bodies of water.
In Lincoln, NE these are the windy times of the day. The low wind period is after sunset and maybe mid day. It definitely depends on where you live!

Coming from a place where 20mph winds are normal you just have to get used to wind. Remind yourself that 12mph is an okay pace .
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In Lincoln, NE these are the windy times of the day. The low wind period is after sunset and maybe mid day. It definitely depends on where you live!

Coming from a place where 20mph winds are normal you just have to get used to wind. Remind yourself that 12mph is an okay pace .
Ditto, somewhat, for Kansas.

It's always different. Mostly the mornings just before sunrise are calmer, and the afternoons around 4 pm are near peak for the day.

Could be South winds, North winds, or both, or anything in between. Yesterday was NNW at 20 on the way to work (which is mostly NNE of my home), and the same on the way home except 21G35 (Woo Hoo!)


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You might find this suprising, but wind varies where you live! I suggest becoming familiar with your location or check some local weather reports. No offense but this seems like a ridiculous question--but im assuming that most people understand that climates vary from place to place...
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