Old 10-16-12, 10:48 AM
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I don't mind strong winds when I'm riding in the city, its the gusts that wear me down. On gusty days I'm constantly having to shift and re-accelerate. The trees and buildings along my route prevent me from ever having to bear the full impact of the wind. The MUP is less sheltered so I try to avoid it on the really windy days.

Totally different story out in the open. A few weeks back I took the highway out of the city on the way home which goes through completely unsheltered prairie. It felt like I would come to an immediate stop if I didn't pedal continuously.
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