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    Windy Wednesday

    What's with this wind . I just finished a Portola loop from San Mateo. The head wind as I was traveling north on Canada reduced my normal speed by 5 to 10 mph. I did not see many cyclists on the road.
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    Good thing I didn't ride today. Yesterday the wind was pretty bad too. My normal 20 mph dash slowed down to a mere 12 mph.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I rode on Monday, ducked the 20-30mph winds on Tuesday, and didn't get a ride today. Now they say rain is coming.....
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    Supposed to rain on Friday, so better get your ride in tomorrow.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Man, I was going so slow on Canada today. It's near the end of my 27 mile commute to. So 13-14 MPH was it for some of the "up hill" parts.

    However, the wind wasn't too bad climbing Sand Hill.

    I was thankful to join that pace line for a little while on Foothill today though the wind was killer!

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    Cold and windy here. It was brutal. The wife and I took the tandem out, today was her first ride this year. We suffered. Good ride!
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    I'm definitely riding tomorrow to work, then riding over to the Thursday Night Ride. Hopefully the wind will die down by then ... I hope I hope!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    I'm out in Half Moon Bay. It was probably worse out here along Hwy1. Almost got blown off the road coming down Lobitos Creek Rd. OTOH, going South on Hwy1 was a blast!

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    I was biking on the Bair Island loop during lunch today. Yes it was windy!
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    Work has been killing me. No rides this week. I've got the Wente RR on Saturday. Hopefully, I can do well enough to at least get a T-shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE
    Work has been killing me. No rides this week. I've got the Wente RR on Saturday. Hopefully, I can do well enough to at least get a T-shirt.
    Good luck on Saturday.
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    yeah, good luck!

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