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It's windy

secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,549
edited May 2017 in Commuting chat
Right now, according to the met office, it's 19mph with gusts of 40mph. A colleague and I are meant to be doing 75miles on Sunday, when it will be similar. It's very windy, i don't mind rain, but wind is scary. Any tips?

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    Probably not a day for deep rims or wide tyres. :wink:
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  • DrLexDrLex Posts: 2,142
    When it's a gusting cross wind, anticipate severe lateral movement when passing gateways in hedgerows. Whilst you may get used to it, the driver coming up behind may not be expecting it.
    (Knackered from an hour's commute back with a 18mph headwind - feeling at one with itboffin's Windshire.)
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  • rower63rower63 Posts: 1,991
    http://www.xcweather.co.uk
    Probably not a day for deep rims or wide tyres. :wink:
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  • greenamex2greenamex2 Posts: 272
    Set a new personal record for my ride home...mostly flat/downhill AND the wind mostly behind me!

    The trip into work in the morning was a couple of minutes slower though!
  • greenamex2greenamex2 Posts: 272
    Kerland33 wrote:
    I don't think it will be good idea riding bike on the rainy day. because the road is much slippery. Anything can happen. You should be careful.

    Depends whether you are equipped for it or not. Having the right tyres set to the right pressure means rain is irrelevant.

    I am also mostly by myself on a tree and bush lined mud covered disused railway track masquerading as a national cycle route, so the only person I have to worry about is generally me and the odd jogger/dog walker.

    Had to be a bit more careful on the frost/snow/ice but once I got the right tyres for that, no problem.


    Do see the occasional thin tired road bike on my route, they do seem to have to take thing pretty carefully when it is wet.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 49,973 Lives Here
    You'll be fine.

    Just get on with it, and worry less.

    Honest.

    I can count on one hand the days where it was so bad that I wish I hadn't got on a bike, and the numbers have been much bigger than those.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,683
    60 MPH gusts now that's more than just a bit windy

    If i'm every super rich once i've bought my fleet of road building machines i'm going to construct a giant dome over Windshire
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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,655
    I have to do a charity ride tomorrow, 110 miles.

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,068
    itboffin wrote:
    60 MPH gusts now that's more than just a bit windy

    If i'm every super rich once i've bought my fleet of road building machines i'm going to construct a giant dome over Windshire

    Wouldn't it be easier to move somewhere else? Like somewhere actually nice for instance...
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,683
    that what i said, my wife thinks differently, very differently
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
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    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    Practice holding on to your bike with just your censored cheeks. It's happened to me a couple of times and I swear the only thing that kept me on the bike was the reactive clench.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,068
    itboffin wrote:
    that what i said, my wife thinks differently, very differently

    Take her to Sardinia, spend a week in Cagliari... beaches, cafes, restaurants, try the local wines, spirits and beer, go and see the flamingos, pick some juniper and myrth berries to make your own gin, rent a boat and discover some secluded bays with tourquoise sea and wonderful climate all year round... if she wants to go back to Windshire divorce her, not worth wasting your time with the wrong person... :wink:
  • torinotorino Posts: 46
    greenamex2 wrote:
    Had to be a bit more careful on the frost/snow/ice but once I got the right tyres for that, no problem.

    Which are? I'm just about to buy a pair of Conti 4-seasons, as there are good discounts around now that the winter is finally over. 32mm. These will go into my Croix-de-Fer, which I will use for some long-distance touring during the summer (hopefully). Just wondering whether these are also good for winter riding (over frost/snow/ice), since the CdF will double as winter-bike, and I don't want to buy yet another pair of tyres...
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,068
    Schwalbe winter with studs are the cheapest and narrowest at 30 mm... the only ones that keep you up on the ice
  • torinotorino Posts: 46
    Schwalbe winter with studs are the cheapest and narrowest at 30 mm... the only ones that keep you up on the ice

    Thanks! Will take a look at it.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,683
    itboffin wrote:
    that what i said, my wife thinks differently, very differently

    Take her to Sardinia, spend a week in Cagliari... beaches, cafes, restaurants, try the local wines, spirits and beer, go and see the flamingos, pick some juniper and myrth berries to make your own gin, rent a boat and discover some secluded bays with tourquoise sea and wonderful climate all year round... if she wants to go back to Windshire divorce her, not worth wasting your time with the wrong person... :wink:

    Cant fault your logic
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,516
    Mostly fearing a "summer" like last year (or was it the year before?) when every day for six months it seemed to be blowing at 25mph, minimum.
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    pblakeney wrote:
    Mostly fearing a "summer" like last year (or was it the year before?) when every day for six months it seemed to be blowing at 25mph, minimum.

    was the year before, it was a nightmare
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,516
    Chris Bass wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    Mostly fearing a "summer" like last year (or was it the year before?) when every day for six months it seemed to be blowing at 25mph, minimum.

    was the year before, it was a nightmare
    Thanks for the correction.
    Time to turn "Belgian" or simply give up.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,068
    torino wrote:
    Schwalbe winter with studs are the cheapest and narrowest at 30 mm... the only ones that keep you up on the ice

    Thanks! Will take a look at it.

    Amazing offer here

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/schw ... prod118113
  • greenamex2greenamex2 Posts: 272
    Last night riding home was like riding uphill all the way.
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