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Old 05-12-08, 02:44 PM   #1
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how windy is windy enough....

how windy is windy enough.... that you would not tell someone to HTFU and just ride?
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Old 05-12-08, 02:46 PM   #2
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Are they riding with, against, or across the wind, and how gusty is it?
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!
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If the wind knocks you over while riding, you may go home.
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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.
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good words of wisdom. thx.
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Ohh and I mean HTFU in a nice way.
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Ride in any wind. Just go slower, no need to kill yourself. Windy here today Wind: ESE 37 gust 52 km/h
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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And change out the Zipp 808s for Open Pros.
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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.
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I think 40km/h constant or 50km/h gusts is my limit.
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Anytime the wind speed (in mph) exceeds the temp (in F).
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Heh. I just checked the NOAA data for this morning. 21mph sustained with 28mph gusts. I should have called in windy.
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Anytime the wind speed (in mph) exceeds the temp (in F).
Nice one, I like that system.
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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.
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Nice one, I like that system.
That would be a little scary in Southern California!
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That would be a little scary in Southern California!
As with most things weather related, you needn't worry about it ever.
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30mph, did it during a race. Maybe more even, soooo much fun.
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