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Old 07-25-08, 10:02 PM
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35 mph

I don't usually post stories, just questions. But I am drinking a good beer (Southern Tier Oat) so thought I'd share.

Last week I was at work at around 4:18pm... I got a weather alert email saying a storm with a history of hail and 50mph winds may hit my house by 4:35. I have a 13 minute commute, so packed up and decided to haul ass home. I wanted to beat the storm since I was on my "good" bike.

Just after I left, I'm at a stoplight in the right lane. This is an industrial road with two drivable lanes in each direction, but no lane markers. People pass on the right are generally ghetto cruisers or a-holes (IMO).

Light turns green, I take off. I have a 20-25 mph tail wind and I'm hitting 35 mph. The car on my left never passes me. The car who decided to sit behind me at the light because he thought he could shoot the gap is laying on the horn.

I said a silent cheer for myself, and got home just before the rain came.
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Old 07-25-08, 11:41 PM
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20-25mph tailwind...
I usually only encounter that kind of wind as a crosswind or headwind.
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Perhaps they were laying on their horn to cheer you on?
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that's pretty cool. Only time i've even flirted with that speed is down a hill
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