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    Headwind - Recovery during CLIMBING!

    Did 64 mi this morning, a beautiful nice country ride which really was made challenging by 20mph headwinds/crosswinds for 3/4 of the ride.

    Has a couple of stiff climbs, never would have considered I would ever use a climb for recovery!

    I think the benefit of the tailwind doesn't compare to the pain caused by a headwind.

    Was strange to be able to pedal up to 20 mph to match the wind!

    I think Clyde here got to burn a couple of extra calories today.
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    You can always gear down, relax and enjoy the breeze.
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    Senior Member david58's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcottay View Post
    You can always gear down, relax and enjoy the breeze.
    Copy that - however, I wanted to be home before dinner.
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    Round here we have enough hills to say they are hard. We have enough wind that at some point of a ride you will encounter a Tailwind. But never had a Tailwind on a hill before.

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    Senior Member david58's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Round here we have enough hills to say they are hard. We have enough wind that at some point of a ride you will encounter a Tailwind. But never had a Tailwind on a hill before.

    Lucky basket.
    I should clarify - the climbs were somewhat sheltered because of the trees - no benefit of tailwind, and one was total headwind. On one downhill the headwind was so stiff I had to pedal to manage a respectable speed...

    Today, we ride to the brewery. Headwinds be damned!
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    I hate it when wind shifts and swirls around where you just cant ever depend on the luxury of a tailwind. Ride on anyway.
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    Last year riding in southern AZ in March the headwinds were 20MPH + on several days, including climbing & descending on mountain passes. Never workd so hard climbing for no reward!

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