Mad bike riding scientist
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: Some silver ones, a black one, a red one, an orange one and a couple of titanium ones
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Originally Posted by hi565
id say tornado, tropical storm or hurricane, that sounds to be a little to much wind.
Try a wonderful warm Colorado Front Range day. Today: winds from the west at 30 to 45 with gust to 65mph. Great stuff if you want to go to Kansas.
Most people (my self included and I fly kites) are very bad at judging wind speed. A 30 mph head or side wind is much tougher to ride than you might expect. Gust of 65 to 95 will stop you dead in your tracks. Gust over 95 push you backwards. We also have a flying gravel scale in Colorado because we use sand for traction on the roads.
5-10 Dust and small rocks. Gives your face a nice healthy glow. No need to exfoliate.
10-15 pea gravel. Healthier glow, some bruising. Still no need to exfoliate
15-20 pea gravel and small stones. Facial bruising, small skin graftes. Glasses pitted giving world a dreamy stary appearance.
20-30 small stones (pea gravel in Kansas by now) and larger rocks. Bone reconstruction ("Have you seen my latest new jaw? It's a Titan 3000, kevlar and titanium. They don't have the Titan 3500's out yet. Maybe next week!")
30-50 large rocks, small dogs. The dopler effect from a small poodle flying past can be quite lovely.
50-70 Boulders, large dogs. No dopler effect from large dogs. Frequency too low.
70-120 Boulder (the town).