I have another physics question (humor prompter) for the board.
How does wind affect distance? Does a 5 MPH headwind reduce daily mileage effort by 5 miles, or another one of these 1 for 1 ratios? Do tailwinds add what headwinds take away?
The reason I am asking these questions is that I am working on a bike touring specific application that involves these parameters. When I have finished the application (months from now), I will announce it here.
Also, what about rain? While I don't like riding in the rain, I don't think it slows me down at all, unless it gets heavy, in which case, I usually stop under something to wait for it to abate or cut my day short just to get out of the rain.