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Windy East coast

Old 02-12-09, 02:48 PM
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Windy East coast

Wind gust of 92 mph in PA. Power outages. Cats sleeping with dogs.

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Old 02-12-09, 03:04 PM
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45 minutes of sst this morning ... in the basement.

50-60 mph gusts. my car was getting pounded as i crossed the driscoll bridge on the gsp.
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Old 02-12-09, 03:09 PM
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I was out till about 11:30 and then the wind really started to pick up. It was interesting.
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I was up at 730 to go ride...but then I saw the street full of branches and trash cans...so i jumped on the trainer..
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oh. and I almost go blown over walking around campus in the afternoon. crazy.
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Rode to work into headwinds of probably 15-18mph, with some larger gusts. It will be largely behind me on the way home but I think it had picked up a bit so the gusts will be fun.
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On my way out the door in about 10 minutes...
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Riding super fast to class as usual, uphill...against the wind. Screw that. Almost got blown over coming back, too. (Westchester County, NY)
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad
Wind gust of 92 mph in PA.
Where in PA was that?
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Originally Posted by HigherGround
Where in PA was that?
"The National Weather Service reported a wind gust of 92 mph in Allegheny County in Pennsylvania, but said most gusts in the region were no greater than 60 mph."
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I did.

I was in woods for most of it so it wasn't so bad, but lots of sticks down and leaves blasting all over the place. Kinda nifty when the tail wind is blowing leaves along at the same speed as me - like a leaf peloton.
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I was planning on going for a longer ride, but Accuweather said there were 35mph winds. So Instead I did some light intervals near my home and it wasn't even that windy. Oh well.
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Every time it blows like this in DC, I know people are dying in the midwest.
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I rode!

.... 8 blocks to and from work. In horrific crosswinds, almost hitting a handful of pedestrians.
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Yeah, I had to ride to GET to my indoor training class at 8am this morning. Going over the Schuylkill river bridge was...umm, interesting. It must have looked like someone was just slapping my front wheel back and forth
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Old 02-12-09, 08:30 PM
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I almost wanted to go out with the S4.0s just to see how bad it would be. Then I came to my senses...I nearly got blown off the highway a couple times on my ride home from work.

No ride for me.
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It sucked, at least for me. I was watching my new HRM tell me that I was already hurting about as much as I usually did at twice the speed in light to no wind.

On the other hand, even though gusts here aren't more than 40 mph, it was enough wind to help boost me up Constitution Ave. on the way home.
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