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View Poll Results: I ditch my bike ride at wind speeds exceeding, but otherwise decent weather conditons
20 mph 12 21.82%
30 mph 20 36.36%
40 mph 9 16.36%
50 mph 14 25.45%
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Old 11-15-07, 09:34 AM   #26
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Just got back from a really windy ride. Near the coast, circling the canyons, the wind was terrbile. Walked down some of the worst corners of the canyons. But later , I rested my bike adjacent a park bench to take some photo's of the stormy sea. Even tho the bike was on about a 30 degree pitch, the wind started to pick it up. i cought it before it appeared it was gonna tumble over in the opposite direction. With winds averaging 30 mph, those gusts must have been over 50. / Tried to find the best position to stabilize the bike , while riding. Never sure how to handle a bike in strong winds. I decided the bike seemed more stable in a totally aero position with my mouth almost touching the handlebars.
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Okay, I had just wondered.


Last time I rode when it was fairly windy, I noticed when I was riding with the wind, I couldn't feel much of anything- meaning the wind speed must have been pretty close to 15 mph, but I would have figured a lot more when riding into it. I didn't think to check the weather report that day, though, to see what they were reporting.

If you ride 15 mph into a 15 mph headwind you are experiencing the wind resistance of riding at 30 mph in still air.
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Old 11-15-07, 01:01 PM   #28
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"If you ride 15 mph into a 15 mph headwind you are experiencing the wind resistance of riding at 30 mph in still air."

Right, except that I would have figured it was more than that.
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20 mph. / Since we often experience 60 mph plus winds. 20 mph. seems like nothing.
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I've never abandoned a ride due to winds...

If it's windy enough that (reasonable) people are staying off the roads in their cars, then I'd most likely stay home, too.
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25 mph constant winds today. I have the sniffles, and it's cold outside too. I drove the truck.
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