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tjwarren 08-27-09 12:25 PM

I was on *FIRE* today!
 
I went for a ride on lunch, and I was ON. Zooming up hills, riding along in the big ring, zipping along at 30 mph, 32 mph, keeping up with traffic, moving forward almost without effort.

It was awesome!

:D :thumb:


And then I turned around to head back to work.

:eek:

And the wind I was apparantly riding upon was suddenly pushing me backwards.

:notamused:


Ah, well, it was fun while it lasted!

:giver:

Boudicca 08-27-09 12:42 PM

Tailwinds are like that. You never notice 'em until you turn around.

DX Rider 08-27-09 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boudicca (Post 9567528)
Tailwinds are like that. You never notice 'em until you turn around.

But they're fun while they last!:thumb:

Little Darwin 08-27-09 02:14 PM

What is this tailwind of which you speak??? If there is wind when I ride, it always seems to be beating me in the face. ;)

chevy42083 08-27-09 02:25 PM

The wind always changes at my 1/2 way point... seems like headwinds 100% of the time.

arej00dazed 08-28-09 05:52 AM

small unoticable inclines are that way too. theres a particular 10mile stretch of bike path near me that runs up a very shallow incline. hardly noticable until you head back. Good thing is, on my trek out, its uphill, coming back is downhill.

BlazingPedals 08-28-09 06:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arej00dazed (Post 9571576)
small unoticable inclines are that way too. theres a particular 10mile stretch of bike path near me that runs up a very shallow incline. hardly noticable until you head back. Good thing is, on my trek out, its uphill, coming back is downhill.

There's a stretch on one of my rides that I swear is uphill no matter which direction I take it. :twitchy:

Boudicca 08-28-09 06:06 AM

That's because the wind changes every time you ride it.

lucasgo 08-30-09 01:08 PM

Seems my ride home in the afternoon is always faster than my way to work. Equal amount of hills both directions. Something about the destination? :)

rumrunn6 09-02-09 09:13 AM

I love those kinds of rides! They are truly amazingly fun. I know exactly how they feel. I often felt like that on my morning commutes into work. The rides home were never like that though.

corkscrew 09-02-09 10:48 AM

There always seems to be a headwind when I'm riding uphill - in the snow.


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