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    Señor Miembro JustBrowsing's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayukawa
    BTW, isn't riding a bike difficult if there's no gravity?
    No, it's quite easy once you get going. Turning's a pain, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie
    Wind tends to switch direction to make a ride miserable each way.
    You too?

    Man, one day on the commute, as I was turning north to east, the wind almost knocked me off my bike. Then I had to head south, and the wind again tortured me (about 25 mph wind). I thought, "No worries, the way back is gonna be awesome!" Unfortunately, the wind decided to shift, and it was the same story the ride back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayhawKen
    Out on a group ride yesterday, I realized it had been exactly a year since I started.

    There are no long hills around here, but we did climb a couple of short ones that last year would have had me heaving in about 100 yards. Average grade around 15% or so for a 1/4 to 1/2 mile, and I was able to stay with the pack on both of them.

    What a difference a few thousand miles make...

    Well done on Staying the course- You would be surprised at how many nearly new- 10 year old bikes are sitting in the shed. Now all you have to do is get out and find some HILLS- rather than the 1/2 mile pimples you have- Plenty of hills in the Rockies- or come to Europe to find a few.

    I only got a road bike last year after 16 years on MTB's- Feel confident enough to tackle a couple of hills on holiday so Attachment will show a good one to try

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nermal
    You're trying to tell us, supcom, that there really is such a thing as a tailwind?
    There is a tailwind, but it always seems to be blowing for the guy or gal riding in opposite direction to me!
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