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Wind

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Gerry Attrick, 22 Jun 2008.

  1. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    No, not that sort you twisted creatures, I mean the weather type wind. Is everyone else suffering it? Here in the east of the civilsed world it is seriously strong......so strong it blew Mrs A and myself down to the local boozer when I meant to do a twenty miler........honest! Suppose I'll have to amuse myself some other way. Any suggestions?
     
  2. nic

    nic New Member

    Seriously strong in the North West too. It made for an interesting club run. The trick is to go for a head wind initially, get a nice cafe stop and then have fantastic tail wind all the way back. :?:
     
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    We went the other way - behind out and in your face back. Had no choice as the destination was set. Plenty of times the bike would wander across the road in crosswinds too. Hanging on for grim death coming down the Snake :ohmy:.

    Gerry - have you thought about going to the pub? :?:

    nic - where are you based? (just being nosey!)
     
  4. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I did more than think!!!!
     
  5. Only managed 50 miles today. Went out into a headwind and back with a tailwind, with some more headwind right at the end. The wind was pants, but when we found some shelter from it, it was a beautiful summers day.
     
  6. girofan

    girofan New Member

    My riding friend and I did 50 miles and just outside Welshpool there was a gust so strong that it stopped me dead, (I was leading) from 15mph! :?:
    Great on the return though, 27mph freewheeling. :ohmy::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  7. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Dont talk about the wind. Did 87miles and on the way back and some of the way there was all a strong headwind. Killing and by the side of the river i was at the front, going at about 15-16mph with the strong headwind trying to avoid all the other people on bikes. Speed went down to 11mph at one stage on the flat. Very painful in places.
     
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Longers and I were climbing the Snake Pass at about 5 mph on the top - not steep, but very exposed.

    Not had a good run up that hill this year - it's been howling gales both times I've ridden it...
     
  9. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Was out doing the "Merlin Ride" today based around Llandeilo/Black Mountains. Coming down over the top of Brynaman we were struggling to stay upright at 18 m.p.h. pushing like crazy!:?: And there always seemed to be a headwind as well after that.:biggrin: But we really enjoyed the challenge of it. :ohmy:
     
  10. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Definitely a 'blustery' one to day, though it didn't seem too bad during my early morning pootle around 5-6am. Nipped up to ASDA around mid day and changed my mind about a bit of a spin for the afternoon ... and it's still pretty wild now. Ah well! ... There's another day to morrow (retirement's a wonderful idea, but the pay's a bit crap ;)).
     
  11. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    I didn't bother going out on the bike. I would have liked to, but driving home this afternoon from the bf's, it was really windy and there was debris all over the roads. After nearly losing my car door when the wind caught it, I thought it would be best to just clean the house and settle down to oggle Philip Glenister with a can of lager (in a glass I might add as I am a laydeee) and a potato bake.
     
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Sure is! I had too much lentil chilli last night.. pffffrrrtttt!;)
    and having let go of an sbd earlier in the kitchen, I've been banished to th living room... where the footy is on! pppffffrrrrrtttt!
     
  13. Denny

    Denny New Member

    Wind V. Strong in Stockton...only managed 90 miles......in the car:biggrin:
     
  14. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

  15. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I woosed out of cycling today...too windy! Branches everywhere.