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ricebowl 06-07-12 04:25 PM

Just me or has it been unusually breezy the past few weeks?
 
Not sure which I hate more fog or wind. It's really put a cramp in my riding. I'll look out the window see the trees blowing and go eat pie.

JoelS 06-07-12 04:32 PM

It's not just you. It has been breezy. But I'm still out riding.

RaleighSport 06-07-12 04:34 PM

Anyone at least been catching tailwinds in it? :/ it just wants to blow me over.

JoelS 06-07-12 04:37 PM

That's this thing you mention called a "tailwind"? :rolleyes:

caloso 06-07-12 04:44 PM

It's not you.

The thing that's messing me up is that it's a north wind more than it usually is this time of year.

msvphoto 06-07-12 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by caloso (Post 14327456)
It's not you.

The thing that's messing me up is that it's a north wind more than it usually is this time of year.

Big northerly winds are pretty normal in the spring here in Santa Cruz. There have been a couple of mornings I rode up the hill to work where the headwind was worse than the 800 foot climb. Puts a crimp on my sailing plans too, I don't like sailing in northerly winds much. May tends to be the windiest month of the year down our way. The June gloom will be here in no time.

ricebowl 06-07-12 05:56 PM

Good for you :thumb:I'm a little less dedicated. It's not so much the working harder I mind, it's the getting pushed around, especially on hills.


Originally Posted by JoelS (Post 14327415)
It's not just you. It has been breezy. But I'm still out riding.


bobonker 06-07-12 07:06 PM

We hates this wind.

http://padawanjenn.tripod.com/LotR/t...llum11_lrg.jpg

Bob

mrb09 06-07-12 07:27 PM

I've been riding the MUP that passes under the San Mateo bridge, been getting sprayed by the bay.

cccorlew 06-07-12 09:42 PM

My commute speed has dropped dramatically on the way in. But the way home? Oh yeah!

UmneyDurak 06-07-12 11:38 PM

Compared to Santa Ana winds, it's not that bad. :lol:

On a side note. I still can't believe it rained on Monday. Anyone else remember last time it rained in June? :twitchy:

asiamj 06-08-12 12:29 AM

I noticed its much more breezy here in the peninsula lately, but the winds are more calm early in the morning and that's when I try to get my ride in.

asiamj 06-08-12 12:33 AM


Originally Posted by mrb09 (Post 14328027)
I've been riding the MUP that passes under the San Mateo bridge, been getting sprayed by the bay.

Are you referring to the FC levee? I'm out there every morning before getting to work.

Red Rider 06-08-12 08:20 AM


Originally Posted by UmneyDurak (Post 14328757)
Compared to Santa Ana winds, it's not that bad. :lol:

On a side note. I still can't believe it rained on Monday. Anyone else remember last time it rained in June? :twitchy:

Yes.

Last June. A couple of days, as I recall. The jokes were "June-uary" and "June-tober."

mrb09 06-08-12 08:26 AM


Originally Posted by asiamj (Post 14328836)
Are you referring to the FC levee? I'm out there every morning before getting to work.

I just googled "FC levee" and that looks right. It goes north from the bridge past the kite school. I've been riding in the evening before dusk. I know the kite folks have been enjoying the weather! Riding in the AM sounds much smarter, but too many early morning meetings for me.

ericm979 06-08-12 08:30 AM

Just get out and ride. You won't get used to riding in the wind if you don't do it.

knotty 06-08-12 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by ericm979 (Post 14329725)
Just get out and ride. You won't get used to riding in the wind if you don't do it.

That's right, if we wait for good weather, we'd lose fitness.

RaleighSport 06-08-12 10:40 AM

I had my friend complaining the other day.. it's something of a joke among my riding buddies that when you ride with me, expect headwinds the entire time, his complaint was I can outride any of them in my sleep since I put up with those headwinds and still do my 50 mile rides..somehow this made him mad even though I was drafting for him the whole time.. the strangest things.

3alarmer 06-08-12 04:46 PM

Sorry, it's just you.

asiamj 06-08-12 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by mrb09 (Post 14329707)
I just googled "FC levee" and that looks right. It goes north from the bridge past the kite school. I've been riding in the evening before dusk. I know the kite folks have been enjoying the weather! Riding in the AM sounds much smarter, but too many early morning meetings for me.

The kite guys have the 5 mph slow cone zone out now. It can be an obstacle, when they're walking and carrying their parachute on the path. The wind toward the evening is great for them.

caloso 06-08-12 05:53 PM

Breezy.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/make_img...o&img=1&size=1

freighttraininguphill 06-09-12 01:23 AM

Good thing I'll be riding in El Dorado Hills! The winds up there aren't supposed to be as bad as they will be down here in The Windy City, er, Sacramento.

ericm979 06-09-12 06:11 PM

It was blowing pretty hard on Mt Diablo today. Cold at the top and I had to be more cautious than usual on the descents. I rode it three times anyhow.

cccorlew 06-09-12 07:05 PM

Saturday in Antioch it was so windy just steeping outside was disorienting.

Lanceoldstrong 06-09-12 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by cccorlew (Post 14335192)
Saturday in Antioch it was so windy just steeping outside was disorienting.

Maybe if you did not live on a hill, "steeping" outside would not be so disorienting.

HankT 06-09-12 08:37 PM

Just got home from riding the American River trail, really strong winds for the ride home.

hueyhoolihan 06-09-12 08:43 PM

it's been pretty strong out in "The Big Valley" (Brentwood) this year and today i just about got stood up straight a couple of times at the 2000' el. marker on South Gate. and it was only about 8:30 in the morning :eek:.

Red Rider 06-09-12 11:22 PM


Originally Posted by Lanceoldstrong (Post 14335411)
Maybe if you did not live on a hill, "steeping" outside would not be so disorienting.

:lol::lol::lol:

caloso 06-09-12 11:30 PM

Took the kids to my race in Folsom today. Lucas did the 1 lap kids race before my race. When it was over, he said "That wind was so bad. It was like an invisible hill!"

spingineer 06-10-12 08:04 AM

I can attest to the wind ... it was like a wind tunnel on Chileno Valley near Petaluma on the Volagi Solidarity ride. I have no idea how strong it was, but it was definitely harder than any of the climbs we did. Lucky allergies didn't attack me too badly.


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