Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 50
  1. #1
    superArti artifice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Minnersoter
    My Bikes
    2007 Fuji Professional 2.0, 2009 GTw Avalanche 2.0
    Posts
    1,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    how windy is windy enough....

    how windy is windy enough.... that you would not tell someone to HTFU and just ride?

  2. #2
    Portland Fred banerjek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    My Bikes
    Custom Winter, Challenge Seiran SL, Fuji Team Pro, Cattrike Road/Velokit, РOS hybrid
    Posts
    10,412
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are they riding with, against, or across the wind, and how gusty is it?

  3. #3
    superArti artifice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Minnersoter
    My Bikes
    2007 Fuji Professional 2.0, 2009 GTw Avalanche 2.0
    Posts
    1,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well, I'll admit I'm talking about me, not "they" I haven't been riding that long, so I want to make sure its alright... gusting 20-30.

    Chances are it will be a little of everything- against & across based on where we're going. Leaving for a group ride around 6.

  4. #4
    Home, home again Pharmr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    West Texas
    My Bikes
    Scott S10, Ultegra
    Posts
    2,545
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    with a group it makes it much more bearable....I ride mostly solo and where I ride there is NO protection from the wind...I pretty much draw the line at 20mph

  5. #5
    I ain't no newbie redirekib's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    The Goddard Institute - Area 51-Skunk Works Division - Space Age Materials Lab
    Posts
    1,184
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Pharmr View Post
    with a group it makes it much more bearable....I ride mostly solo and where I ride there is NO protection from the wind...I pretty much draw the line at 20mph
    From past threads on the subject that seems to be the general consensus.
    "Never send a monkey to do a man's job." ~ Captain Leo Davidson ~

  6. #6
    superArti artifice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Minnersoter
    My Bikes
    2007 Fuji Professional 2.0, 2009 GTw Avalanche 2.0
    Posts
    1,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hmmm ok. well since tuesday may be rainy, i just might head over there... if i'm not the only nut showing up to hit the pavement I'll go!

  7. #7
    In beaurocratic limbo urbanknight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez, K2 Razorback
    Posts
    22,457
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If the wind knocks you over while riding, you may go home.

  8. #8
    S.D.M.F. BlessedHellride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    MN Chapter
    My Bikes
    Scott Speedster S1, Research Dynamics MTB
    Posts
    584
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    HTFU It's a bit breezy, but it isn't that bad.

    I will be out for a solo ride in it pretty quick. Wind is just there to make you a stronger rider.
    "you can never get too low when you're so damn high, on the blessed hellride"

  9. #9
    superArti artifice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Minnersoter
    My Bikes
    2007 Fuji Professional 2.0, 2009 GTw Avalanche 2.0
    Posts
    1,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    If the wind knocks you over while riding, you may go home.
    good words of wisdom. thx.

  10. #10
    S.D.M.F. BlessedHellride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    MN Chapter
    My Bikes
    Scott Speedster S1, Research Dynamics MTB
    Posts
    584
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ohh and I mean HTFU in a nice way.
    "you can never get too low when you're so damn high, on the blessed hellride"

  11. #11
    Senior Member Snow_canuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    667
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ride in any wind. Just go slower, no need to kill yourself. Windy here today Wind: ESE 37 gust 52 km/h

  12. #12
    superArti artifice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Minnersoter
    My Bikes
    2007 Fuji Professional 2.0, 2009 GTw Avalanche 2.0
    Posts
    1,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BlessedHellride View Post
    Ohh and I mean HTFU in a nice way.
    No worries... I realize HTFU is probably the best answer to most of my questions BEFORE I ask. I appreciate the second opinion

  13. #13
    Senior Member tnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah its pretty breezy in mn right now, I'm trying to decide whether to go out or not, its definitley over 20mph. So I'm almost leaning towards riding the trainer. Well see though.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    444
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    just ride and deal with the wind.
    if you and your bike begin cartwheeling uncontrollably across the asphalt, it means you've likely wandered into a hurricane and should seek emergency shelter.

  15. #15
    Portland Fred banerjek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    My Bikes
    Custom Winter, Challenge Seiran SL, Fuji Team Pro, Cattrike Road/Velokit, РOS hybrid
    Posts
    10,412
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    well, I'll admit I'm talking about me, not "they" I haven't been riding that long, so I want to make sure its alright... gusting 20-30.

    Chances are it will be a little of everything- against & across based on where we're going. Leaving for a group ride around 6.
    Very breezy, but still in HTFU territory. You probably don't want to attempt a century in that.

  16. #16
    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Sacramento, California, USA
    My Bikes
    Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
    Posts
    29,462
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And change out the Zipp 808s for Open Pros.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

  17. #17
    Senior Member cyclezealot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
    My Bikes
    Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
    Posts
    13,145
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    If its a constant tail wind, what the heck. A head wind. I like it under 30 mph. But, the worst are those erratic super fast blasts, they can even take a cyclist down.
    Pray for the Dead and Fight like Hell for the Living






    ^ Since January 1, 2012

  18. #18
    AEO
    AEO is offline
    Senior Member AEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
    Posts
    12,245
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think 40km/h constant or 50km/h gusts is my limit.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    200
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Anytime the wind speed (in mph) exceeds the temp (in F).

  20. #20
    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Sacramento, California, USA
    My Bikes
    Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
    Posts
    29,462
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Heh. I just checked the NOAA data for this morning. 21mph sustained with 28mph gusts. I should have called in windy.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

  21. #21
    Triathlon = Eat/Bike/Nap veggiemafia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Pixxxburgh, PA
    Posts
    1,100
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mp123 View Post
    Anytime the wind speed (in mph) exceeds the temp (in F).
    Nice one, I like that system.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    the bagina is the frame and the fork is the wangola. The wheels are the ass nipples.

  22. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    103
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    If its a constant tail wind, what the heck. A head wind. I like it under 30 mph. But, the worst are those erratic super fast blasts, they can even take a cyclist down.

    Yeah, I thought these were pretty mythical, like "giant rogue sea waves" until I got hit with what felt like a cyclone. Seemed like 100 mph! Blew my glasses off, danm near wrecked the bike, scared the bejesus out of me cause it was so sudden.

    When the wind is up, keep an eye out.

  23. #23
    In beaurocratic limbo urbanknight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Allez, K2 Razorback
    Posts
    22,457
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by veggiemafia View Post
    Nice one, I like that system.
    That would be a little scary in Southern California!

  24. #24
    Better rider 20 yrs ago fprintf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cheshire, Connecticut, USA
    My Bikes
    Trek 1500D
    Posts
    384
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    That would be a little scary in Southern California!
    As with most things weather related, you needn't worry about it ever.

  25. #25
    ub3r n00b Youngin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Via Nirone, Trek 6000SS, Zebrakanko FG
    Posts
    1,368
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    30mph, did it during a race. Maybe more even, soooo much fun.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •