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Fed up with the wind

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by chorlton, 30 Jun 2008.

  1. chorlton

    chorlton New Member

    Location:
    Middlesbrough
    I'm fed up with the wind......sick of cycling home against it. Is it too much to ask for at least a month of gentle breezes?

    Rant over :biggrin:
     
  2. Absinthe Minded

    Absinthe Minded Veteran

    I agree, it's not on. You'd think someone would give us a break.
     
  3. hackbike 6

    hackbike 6 New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road.
    I must cut down on those beans.:biggrin:
     
  4. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    You must have my luck, I go out on linear rides, 'there and back to see how far it is'. It amazes me that it can be a headwind on the way out, and a headwind on the way back too!!
     
  5. hackbike 6

    hackbike 6 New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road.
    That means someone is taking the p*ss.
     
  6. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I dont really mind it. As long as i know which way its going i am fine with it. It knocks the speed off slightly, but at the moment it isnt too bad here. When its really windy i hate side winds, i get blown about abit.
     
  7. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I'm quite happy with the wind when I'm on my bent and it comes to a bit of commuter racing. Nothing like stacking the odds in my favour, nooooo.
     
  8. Batzman

    Batzman New Member

    I got lucky today... no wind on the way in... and a tailwind on the way home :tongue: ... got a PB (53mins/15-ish miles) on the way home too :wacko::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    since getting drops and wearing close fitting cycle clothing I've gone from loathing headwinds to merely noticing them

    I put in a bit more effort but more or less maintain the same speed
     
  10. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    I sympathise...but i've also found it's all about your mindset.

    I used to hate the wind with a vengeance :tongue:. Nowadays, i seem more chilled about it...even in the 24mph winds, gusting to 47 mph two weeks ago...i just find a pace i can live with...dont try to beat it, you cant. Just find a pace and dont worry how slow it is....and the enjoy the tailwind on the way back.

    On that day, i think i managed a top speed (downhill) of 15 mph :wacko:, and averaged about 10 mph :biggrin: on the outrun against the wind.

    With the tailwind on the way home, i did several miles continuously a shade under 30 mph :biggrin:...and there was precious little difference in overall ride time compared with a windless day.
     
  11. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    Location:
    near Hornsea
    I wonder if that's an East Yorks thing ? i'm right on the coast & regularly set off heading west into a headwind, looking forward to an easy ride home, but returning down the same road it's often a headwind home too :tongue:
     
  12. KINGCUTTER

    KINGCUTTER Well-Known Member

    My wife says she is having to put stones in her pockets to stop her being blown off,there is a joke in there i know it;).