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    Windy this year or is it just me?

    Seems like the wind has been howling more in Austin the past few months than I have remembered in years past. Or maybe I'm imagining things?

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    It sure seems like it to me too!
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    You are not imagining anything. Just forgetting what Spring in TX is always like.

    Wind speeds are not as bad in summer and fall.

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    It seems like it's been windy for 3 weeks straight now. On the plus side, maybe it's because I'm ridng more and going faster.
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    Its scientifically proven.... i am training for the BP MS150 so its gotta be windy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CranesInTexas View Post
    Its scientifically proven.... i am training for the BP MS150 so its gotta be windy.
    And my commuting by bike is not helping matters either.

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    I hate WINDY & COLD weather,i prefer 100 degree rides!!

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    Been windy as h3ll in Houston so far.. feels like every ride is uphill with no top in sight....
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    All roads are uphill and into the wind.

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    ever since I moved to texas from Ca it always seems windy,this year seems more so...but a great training tool and always good with a tail-wind


    Likewise I prefer 90-100+ degree heat with my riding
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    Seemed pretty windy last fall too...I dunno. All you guys riding must be creating some kind of butterfly effect on the weather. Think if we all rode west really fast in unison we could create enough wind to blow California into the ocean? ;-)

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    It was super windy in Baytown on Saturday during the Gator Ride. The whole ride, we either had a strong headwind or strong crosswind, we never got the tailwind. It sucks when you have to pedal going down a hill to keep from slowing down.

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    Get it all out of your system now Cranes, because we are going to have a tailwind for the MS150...I just know it...no really...honest!

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    What's this illusive "tail wind" of which you speak??!! Seems like I've always got a headwind, or worse a head/cross wind for my commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txags92 View Post
    Get it all out of your system now Cranes, because we are going to have a tailwind for the MS150...I just know it...no really...honest!
    Heck, you probably have better forecasting accuracy than our weathermen.

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    I was just looking at the forecast for Saturday, and it's showing 7 mph winds. Cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    I was just looking at the forecast for Saturday, and it's showing 7 mph winds. Cool!
    with gusts to 40mph. . . this is texas you know
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    Yeah, 7 mph winds...with a high of 50 and a 50% chance of rain...

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    It's not just the wind. It's the never-ending series (not counting this week!) of BEAUTIFUL weeks and LOUSY weekends!

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    Always windy here in the DFW
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    While I hate wind I'll take it over this weather. Try as I might, I can't get a life jacket stuffed in the seat bag.
    Last edited by txvintage; 03-12-09 at 09:42 AM.

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    I don't mind cold, I don't mind rain, but cold rain (and wind lets not forget wind) sucks.
    If I wanted this kind of weather I'd live in The Netherlands
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Handy View Post
    It's not just the wind. It's the never-ending series (not counting this week!) of BEAUTIFUL weeks and LOUSY weekends!
    I HATE when that happens... and it always happens!

    Quote Originally Posted by lotek View Post
    with gusts to 40mph. . . this is texas you know
    There's been a few times it has forecasted for "8mph" the night before, and when I wake up the trees are more horizontal than vertial the next morning. Check the weather... 8 mph my rear wheel!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclefreaksix View Post
    What's this illusive "tail wind" of which you speak??!! Seems like I've always got a headwind, or worse a head/cross wind for my commute.
    Actually got to enjoy a bit of a tail wind this evening on the second half of my evening ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    It seems like it's been windy for 3 weeks straight now. On the plus side, maybe it's because I'm ridng more and going faster.
    It must be because you are riding more, because it sure isn't my riding that's causing more! I'm just thankful that the movers didn't drop my mattress when they were moving it out of the apartment last week, one good gust caught it just as they were getting it to the truck.

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