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Old 10-26-10, 05:05 AM
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Cycling in the wind?

A) Did you ride in today's windstorm? (26/27 Oct 2010)
B) Headwind or tailwind ?
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Old 10-26-10, 07:38 AM
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It almost blew my car off the road, I don't know how you would stay upright on bicycle.
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Old 10-26-10, 07:47 AM
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When the wind is over 25 MPH I stay off the bike.
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Old 10-26-10, 07:58 AM
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No, I didn't. But I already regret it. I would have had tailwind on the way in, headwind on the way back in the afternoon. It looks like it was greatly "blown" out of porportions. They said,35-40mph w/ 70 mph gusts, actually measured was 22mph so far
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Old 10-26-10, 03:56 PM
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I'm about to head home in it... we'll see
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Old 10-26-10, 08:13 PM
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Sure. From 7 to about 9 p.m. Not much wind after the sun went down.
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Old 10-27-10, 07:05 AM
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numerous spots in the chicago burbs recorded gust over 60 mph. when it calmed down to a steady 25 mph wind i went for a run. those kind of gust arent really enjoyable to me. later.
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Old 10-27-10, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by tligman View Post
I'm about to head home in it... we'll see
I left about 10 minutes after posting that, and while it was raining pretty steadily, the wind had largely died down. Goofing off in my office after work ftw!
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Old 10-27-10, 11:36 PM
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I rode around a bit looking for a job today. You know the wind is strong when it can push over a Schwinn Varsity...
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Old 10-31-10, 12:37 AM
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I rode to my sons school (hales corners area) for their costume parade. headwind, tailwind and side wind. Blown off the road into the gravel one time (about 8" over) and had to pedal strong to go downhill into the wind for one stretch.
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Old 10-31-10, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by "Fred" View Post
When the wind is over 25 MPH I stay off the bike.
Ride in the wind more often. YOu'll get used to it. I can handle maybe up to 40, but I have to slow down .. What I hate is variable winds, that always seem to turn into headwinds.
Oh well. It's a good work out. Sort of like doing hills.
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Old 11-01-10, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by "Fred" View Post
When the wind is over 25 MPH I stay off the bike.
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Old 11-01-10, 02:01 PM
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Yep rode 55 miles in it from lansing MI to Lake odessa MI head wind 95 % of the time ! Just as it got to windy to even walk our bikes on the side of the rode another cyclist driving by and stopped and offered us a ride back to Grand Rapids : ) . Thanks soo much !
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Old 11-03-10, 11:32 AM
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I hate wind. I don't mind steep hills but I hate wind. And it effects us bigger frames more than you smaller frame bodies.
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Originally Posted by thcri View Post
I hate wind. I don't mind steep hills but I hate wind. And it effects us bigger frames more than you smaller frame bodies.
I agree. During the local Century Ride, with a variable wind it seemed like the wind was head on no matter which way you faced! And it is a bit of a joke on our weekly group rides that I get the point and they all tuck in behind me....
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Old 03-24-11, 06:56 AM
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The wind was terrible! I had a 10 mile headwind with 40+ mph gusts. Too bad I was dead tired from the first 10 miles to really enjoy the tailwind on the way home.
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Old 03-24-11, 09:23 AM
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I live in the Windy City of Chicago and love to ride out into the wind! The reward is coming back with a little help from your friend the wind. Going into the wind builds stamina and character!
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Old 03-26-11, 04:05 PM
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I have cycled in the wind and it was awful it almost blew me at a car.
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