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    What do you think is worse?

    You are riding in the upright position (cruiser/English 3 speed etc). Do you think a strong head wind is worse than climbing a grade/hill? Why? I just got through with a ride in strong winds and I am beat. I can feel it in my legs and knees. What say you?

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    Wind is worse. It never quits and messes with your mind.

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    wind for sure.

    i did a big ride this weekend that featured lots of head/sidewinds. going downhill was slow as f*ck!!

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    Wind is worse. You can never cruise!!

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    wind.

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    wind. i'll take a big hill any day.
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    Wind. I did 40 miles last night in 15-20 with 30 mph gust. I was completely drained and felt like crap all day today.
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    It's all in your head. Deal with whatever the situation is, about the only other thing you could do is not ride. That's not an option. Take the zen approach and deal with what you can't change.
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    It depends on the wind and the hill. On a single speed, I can handle a moderate wind, just pedal all the time instead of half the time. But hills can do me in.
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    I can see the hill and judge my ability based on what I see. The wind is another matter. It messes with your head. Once I realize how much of an effect it is having, I accept it and just push through. so for I've always won it has just taken a bit more effort.

    Where I live, it seems that everything is uphill and there is always ahead wind. Both ways.
    Old enough to know better and old enough to forget that I do.

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