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    Wind gusts :(

    BBC Weather - TS15

    75mph gusts with rain, single speed and deep dish rims are suboptimal.

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    I asked my doctor what "suboptimal" meant. The curt response was, "It doesn't work." Let me guess, your ride didn't go so well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadTire View Post
    I asked my doctor what "suboptimal" meant. The curt response was, "It doesn't work." Let me guess, your ride didn't go so well?
    It works, but it was one of the few rides I wished for a different bicycle configuration.

    There was ice of the streets this morning, so this was my worst day of riding in the UK, since I moved here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadTire View Post
    I asked my doctor what "suboptimal" meant. The curt response was, "It doesn't work."
    Incorrect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
    Incorrect.
    My doctor also said if it's "incorrect," it doesn't work either.
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    75 MPH? What? Do you have winter hurricanes or something?

    I'm pretty well known for tackling tough weather. But I wouldn't-a gone out in that. Not on a bike.

    You've got guts.

    Still, I suppose fogging glasses weren't a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    BBC Weather - TS15

    75mph gusts with rain, single speed and deep dish rims are suboptimal.

    Enjoy it while you can. I commuted in 70 mph gusts last month. 'Twas a lot of fun!

    PS: And that was in the city. Peak gusts hit 90 not too far away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    Enjoy it while you can. I commuted in 70 mph gusts last month. 'Twas a lot of fun!

    PS: And that was in the city. Peak gusts hit 90 not too far away.
    I tried commuting that day and ended up Hopping on the Bus Gus... It was too much fun for me.
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    In that kind of weather you're supposed to stay inside so you know, you don't die from falling trees & power lines.....

    If i had to go out, i'd walk & try to stay well clear of tall trees & power lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransitBiker View Post
    In that kind of weather you're supposed to stay inside so you know, you don't die from falling trees & power lines.....

    If i had to go out, i'd walk & try to stay well clear of tall trees & power lines.

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    There are no above ground power lines over here
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