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Re: Stupid that I am, advice please

Posted: 29 Jun 2019, 3:53pm
by TrevA
Best to always ride out into the wind, if you can. Then on the return journey when you are not feeling as fresh, you will have the wind behind you.

Re: Stupid that I am, advice please

Posted: 29 Jun 2019, 4:09pm
by JohnW
TrevA wrote:Best to always ride out into the wind, if you can. Then on the return journey when you are not feeling as fresh, you will have the wind behind you.

Yeah - been there, done that, but there's many-a-time that the wind changes while your having your snap/dinner/luncheon :( :( :( ...............I was going put a laughing smiley on that, but it's not so funny when you're 50 miles from home, and the rain is just starting..

Re: Stupid that I am, advice please

Posted: 29 Jun 2019, 4:15pm
by skyhawk
JohnW wrote:
TrevA wrote:Best to always ride out into the wind, if you can. Then on the return journey when you are not feeling as fresh, you will have the wind behind you.

Yeah - been there, done that, but there's many-a-time that the wind changes while your having your snap/dinner/luncheon :( :( :( ...............I was going put a laughing smiley on that, but it's not so funny when you're 50 miles from home, and the rain is just starting..



I never imagined that what I would call a nice breeze when out for a walk and a coffee could be such a killer when cycling

Re: Stupid that I am, advice please

Posted: 1 Jul 2019, 9:42am
by hamster
skyhawk wrote:I never imagined that what I would call a nice breeze when out for a walk and a coffee could be such a killer when cycling


Wind resistance goes up with the square of speed. So riding at 10mph has something like 25x the drag compared to walking!

Looking at your bike, posted elsewhere here, with its almost bolt upright position certainly doesn't help going into the wind. It may well be that you have back or skeletal problems (for which you have my sympathy) but trying to get lower on the bike helps a lot.