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Old 06-07-12, 04:25 PM
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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.
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Old 06-07-12, 04:32 PM
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It's not just you. It has been breezy. But I'm still out riding.
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Anyone at least been catching tailwinds in it? :/ it just wants to blow me over.
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Old 06-07-12, 04:37 PM
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That's this thing you mention called a "tailwind"?
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Old 06-07-12, 04:44 PM
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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.
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Old 06-07-12, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
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.
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Old 06-07-12, 05:56 PM
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Good for you 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.

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It's not just you. It has been breezy. But I'm still out riding.
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Old 06-07-12, 07:06 PM
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We hates this wind.



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Old 06-07-12, 07:27 PM
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I've been riding the MUP that passes under the San Mateo bridge, been getting sprayed by the bay.
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Old 06-07-12, 09:42 PM
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My commute speed has dropped dramatically on the way in. But the way home? Oh yeah!
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Old 06-07-12, 11:38 PM
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Compared to Santa Ana winds, it's not that bad.

On a side note. I still can't believe it rained on Monday. Anyone else remember last time it rained in June?
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Old 06-08-12, 12:29 AM
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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.
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Old 06-08-12, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by mrb09 View Post
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.
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Old 06-08-12, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
Compared to Santa Ana winds, it's not that bad.

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

Last June. A couple of days, as I recall. The jokes were "June-uary" and "June-tober."
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Old 06-08-12, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by asiamj View Post
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.
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Old 06-08-12, 08:30 AM
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Just get out and ride. You won't get used to riding in the wind if you don't do it.
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Old 06-08-12, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
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.
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Old 06-08-12, 10:40 AM
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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.
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Sorry, it's just you.
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Old 06-08-12, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mrb09 View Post
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.
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Old 06-08-12, 05:53 PM
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Breezy.

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Old 06-09-12, 01:23 AM
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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.
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Old 06-09-12, 06:11 PM
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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.
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Saturday in Antioch it was so windy just steeping outside was disorienting.
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
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.
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