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Old 05-29-11, 05:19 AM   #1
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Grr!! - How's your wind forecast?

At least we aren't having tornadoes, although there was a small one in Eastern Colorado last night.

Regional Forecast for Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet

Today

Patchy fog early in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a 10 percent chance of rain showers early in the morning...then partly sunny in the late morning and afternoon. Windy. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. South winds 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening.

Memorial Day

Mostly sunny. Very windy. Highs 62 to 68. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear. Lows near 40. West winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph shifting to the southwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Tuesday

Sunny. Highs 70 to 76. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
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Old 05-29-11, 05:37 AM   #2
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Don't need a forecast- Windy all week and this morning went out to watch a Time trial start off at 7 am. At that early the wind was at 25mph and gusting. 5 hours later and it is stronger and the forecast is for cloudy weather and high winds all week---AGAIN.
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One of the things that is wonderful about the tropics is there is almost nothing but light breezes, and they are convection winds. Early in the morning, it is very still until about 10 AM. Up on the hills the winds can get up a bit (like 20 MPH) but not a lot more. Down where we are, just enough to feel nice.
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Old 05-29-11, 08:07 AM   #4
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Somebody installed a wind switch in my saddle every time my butt hits the saddle the wind blows.
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Old 05-29-11, 09:03 AM   #5
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We get wind every day. It's our hills! Coastal Carolina is flat as a pancake!
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Bicycle Maxim: For every uphill there is an equal and opposite downhill
For every headwind there is rarely and equal and opposite tailwind

I've gone out into a strong headwind thinking the ride back will be great as I anticipated the tailwind, but it rarely happens
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Old 05-29-11, 11:38 AM   #7
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29 with gusts to 40 today but down to single digits tomorrow.

This morning's out-and-back featured tailwinds on the losing elevation portion and a nice headwind while gaining. It's a rare day that I cruise in top gear so I enjoyed the nice high speed run and followed it with a nice slow smell the roses return.
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In the Texas Panhandle, it's always "windy". We just have to choose how much of it we are willing to endure on a given day's ride.
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Staying on weather- We had a dry cold Winter with more snow than ever in the S.E of England. Spring came and no rain. March to May and the previous LOWEST rainfall recorded for those 3 months was 47mm. That has just been beat with only 12mm falling this year. Think we are finally drying out from October and November.
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Yesterday I did a preview of the Buffalo Lakes Ironman 70.3 bike route in Lubbock, TX. It took me four hours to do 56 miles, with over an hour and half to cover the last 16 miles into a 25 mph gusting to 40 mph wind. At times, I was struggling to keep it in double digits even down on the aerobars. I spent 12 miles on the small chain ring and way up on inside of the cassette. When I got finished the temp was only 96 degrees at 11:30 AM.

My vehicle thermometer showed 111 degrees on the way home at 3PM.
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Bicycle Maxim: For every uphill there is an equal and opposite downhill
For every headwind there is rarely and equal and opposite tailwind

I've gone out into a strong headwind thinking the ride back will be great as I anticipated the tailwind, but it rarely happens
It's never equal, mainly because you spend more time (at a lower speed) pedaling into the wind.
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Old 05-29-11, 02:40 PM   #12
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Hopefully the lake will be icey smooth tomorrow. Set to paint the house and by the time completed masking, the wind had picked up. Don't want to blow it around. Just asking for a 3-4 hour window.
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Yesterday I did a preview of the Buffalo Lakes Ironman 70.3 bike route in Lubbock, TX. . . . . I spent 12 miles on the small chain ring and way up on inside of the cassette. When I got finished the temp was only 96 degrees at 11:30 AM. . . .
Haunting the Panhandle were ye? You now know where-of I speak when I say the wind always blows in the Panhandle and usually in a vicious way. Why pray-tell would you want to torture yourself in these winds unless you live in this area? There have got to be better places to participate in ironman competitions.
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Old 05-29-11, 03:38 PM   #14
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Next few days, 10 to 35mph.

I did fifty miles this morning in gusts near
40. Cross winds so bad I stopped a couple
times to let it calm down.
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Been unseasonably windy this year and I'm getting so tired of it.

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Been unseasonably windy this year and I'm getting so tired of it.
twobadfish, I thought of sending a PM, but this may be of interest to more than just me - what site has that nice presentation of wind speeds for those of us to whom wind speed is at least as important as temperature?
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twobadfish, I thought of sending a PM, but this may be of interest to more than just me - what site has that nice presentation of wind speeds for those of us to whom wind speed is at least as important as temperature?
http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi

Shows the entire weather forecast in pretty graphical format and its source is NWS.
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Old 05-29-11, 05:29 PM   #18
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Near me, but less windy then here.

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I guess misery does love company, I actually felt validated reading this strand.....Reno/Sierras has been awful this Spring.....it snowed last night! Tomorrow morning I'm doing a century (alone) and hope to get 50 miles out before the wind starts because turnaround will be northbound and winds are ALWAYS southerlies. Maybe I'll get to do the homeward leg @ 26 mph!
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The wind determines my route. Leave home and ride into the wind, then turn around with a tailwind. It doesn't always work out that well but that's the plan.
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I'm in Louisiana for the long weekend and apparently brought the wind with me, but at least no rain, cool temperatures, or tornadoes... suppose I'll take the wind.
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http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi

Shows the entire weather forecast in pretty graphical format and its source is NWS.
Thank you so much for the link. This will become very useful. Already, it looks like late tomorrow morning to very early afternoon is the best time for us to ride around these parts. Thanks again.
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Thank you so much for the link. This will become very useful. Already, it looks like late tomorrow morning to very early afternoon is the best time for us to ride around these parts. Thanks again.
Yes indeed, thank you for the link. I like the presentation. Unfortunately the temperatures shown are about 8-10 degrees lower than the NWS forecast for the same location. Very strange...
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Wind was a total non-factor in my rides this weekend and the long range forecast calls for more of the same. We do seem to be coming into several days of unseasonably high heat, however.
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