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How windy was it this afternoon ?

sicrowsicrow Posts: 791
edited February 2009 in The bottom bracket
Went over the Cat and Fiddle this afternoon, I averaged 8 pmh going up long hill into the wind ( and respect to the young lass who passed me 3/4 of the way up without being out of breath at all) and back from the cat to Macclesfield averaging 35mph with the wind (god that bit was fun)

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  • Gav888Gav888 Posts: 946
    Tell me about it, flat ol Suffolk and it was 25mph winds, knackering!!
    Cycling never gets any easier, you just go faster - Greg LeMond
  • TonymufcTonymufc Posts: 1,016
    Rode to work this morning dude, and at 5.45am the wind was mightly strong. Very hard work indeed. And that was even before my 11 1/2 hour day.
  • AirwaveAirwave Posts: 483
    Yeh it was pretty breezy down here in Dorset today.Easterly so i went out into it ,hard work for 2&half hours.But wellworth it to be blasting along on the way home!
  • Well breezey here in sunny Notts.

    On my way out I always make sure to ride past a house which has a flagpole in his garden so I can take note of the wind direction, I make sure the wind's with me on the return leg.

    I always look on cycling into the wind as "resistance" training. :cry:
    Tail end Charlie

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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Bit breezy in cheshire today but nothing too bad - lets see what tomorrow brings ?
  • Tomorra will bring, according to the met office, very cold wind and possibly snow depending how far east you are. Mon-Tue snow deffo in the east.
    Tail end Charlie

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  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    think the cat is planned for tomorrows run. oh joy :D
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  • Very. Almost got blown off the road at one point.

    The last 2 days have been tough on the bike. Out tomorrow again with the club too :( I can't wait till the racing starts and I only have to put my nose into the wind for the last 100 metres :wink::lol:
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Was quite windy in manchester city center, I was doing around 33mph on oxford road, those damn buses got in the way!! :evil:
  • I rode long hill yesterday too, that headwind was the living end!
    It even made my teeth hurt! :shock:
    Not going out today, way too cold. :oops:
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    a_n_t wrote:
    think the cat is planned for tomorrows run. oh joy :D

    that could quite possibly have been my worst experience on a bike.

    up the cat into 30mph head/cross winds is not fun!
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
  • fluff.fluff. Posts: 771
    The wind was ok in the lower bits of Cheshire, my poor toes took a while to come back to life though.
  • Fair play to lads and lasses that went out today.

    11.45ish today I was debating whether to go out then the snow started to come and that sealed it for me, the pub won the day. :wink:
    Tail end Charlie

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    The Cat and Fiddle was immense!, I'm sure the wind probably gusted to well over 30mph, it was still fun though, and my bottle froze nearly!
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