Join Date: Mar 2011
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Franken Strada
First post winter commute: Surrendered to Wind.
Today it was just a hair over 70 today in St. Louis, so I decided to bike to school for the first time since the Fall. It is a 10 mile ride with plenty of hills, but I have no trouble on most occasions. Today I noticed there was some wind and gusting, but didn't think anything of it till I started riding, and it was just horrid. I was going into the wind and in my lowest gear really working if I wasn't going downhill.
At what was probably about 3 miles into it I gave up and hitched a ride on the bus. I'm on campus now sitting around before class, and I suppose it was windier than I thought. It says that is is 22MPH with gusts to 37, and that it is supposed to increase to 25 to 35 with gusts over 40MPH.
On the bright side that will be tailwind on the way home, and i will have 2 miles of trail to test it on before I hit open road and see how I feel about those gusts. Any thoughts?