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    Wind?

    This is not looking good. Just been round to my daughters on the bike. Bit of rain- and the wind was getting up. She only lives 1/2 mile away. I walked the bike back. In the space of 30 minutes- the wind got up to 60 mph. Could not even chance it with a tailwind.

    Problem is the wind might stay till Monday.
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    Don't you hate it when a storm moves in just for the weekend.

    It's supposed to be 70F here tomorrow and then snow on Sunday. Guess that decides which day I will be riding.

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    Sunny Saturday, Rainy Sunday. Take a guess.
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    Lovely both days here in SoCal. 112 miles with 7,400 ft. of climbing on Sat. then "flatish" (if that's a word?) recovery ride on the single speed on Sunday.

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    From the title and location (50+) I thought that this might be about something else.

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    Please watch your language on BF 50+. W-I-N-D is a four-letter word

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    This is not looking good. Just been round to my daughters on the bike. Bit of rain- and the wind was getting up. She only lives 1/2 mile away. I walked the bike back. In the space of 30 minutes- the wind got up to 60 mph. Could not even chance it with a tailwind.

    Problem is the wind might stay till Monday.
    Pretty much the same here in Gtr Manchester. I had a pretty good tailwind on the way to work, but during the night got up for real and I had to work real hard to get home. It was 50/50 I left the bike at work and walked home to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
    Please watch your language on BF 50+. W-I-N-D is a four-letter word
    When I saw the title of this post, I also wondered about the kind of wind he was most likely to be talking about with an audience in our age group!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruF View Post
    When I saw the title of this post, I also wondered about the kind of wind he was most likely to be talking about with an audience in our age group!
    sorry to get you worried- But the swear word in my mind is FLAT ulence- On those boring straight roads that don't vary round corners or have any slopes on to make the Ride interesting. So the 4 Letter word is anything that has F L A T in it- and that includes punctures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedshuck View Post
    Don't you hate it when a storm moves in just for the weekend.
    Yes. I used to LOVE stormy weekends when I could stay cozy at home. Not any more!

    A wind kicks up almost every afternoon here and we almost always have a headwind on our ride home. It's a relief to turn up our street and not have to fight with it anymore.
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