It's a miracle

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Shoogle
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It's a miracle

Postby Shoogle » 12 Mar 2015, 10:11pm

Today I had a tail wind on the way out and the way back.

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Re: It's a miracle

Postby snibgo » 12 Mar 2015, 10:35pm

That's because a peleton of bikes were doing the same journey in the opposite direction.

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Re: It's a miracle

Postby drossall » 12 Mar 2015, 10:39pm

I once set a personal best in a '10' when the tailwind that had blown me to the turn promptly dropped for the return.

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Re: It's a miracle

Postby fluffybunnyuk » 13 Mar 2015, 12:10am

Someone needs to have a word with the weather bureau. Your supposed to get headwinds bothways :lol:

maxcherry
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Re: It's a miracle

Postby maxcherry » 13 Mar 2015, 1:48am

Must be one of the signs, the Apocalypse is coming :(
Honestly chaps, I'm a female!

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Re: It's a miracle

Postby Elizabethsdad » 13 Mar 2015, 7:03am

maxcherry wrote:Must be one of the signs, the Apocalypse is coming :(

And lo! I have seen a goat with two heads, two tails and eight legs. It's a sign! It's a sign!

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Re: It's a miracle

Postby reohn2 » 13 Mar 2015, 7:57am

Elizabethsdad wrote:
maxcherry wrote:Must be one of the signs, the Apocalypse is coming :(

And lo! I have seen a goat with two heads, two tails and eight legs. It's a sign! It's a sign!


No I think you're wrong it needs to be a much taller goat.
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Re: It's a miracle

Postby 661-Pete » 13 Mar 2015, 9:06am

Shoogle wrote:Today I had a tail wind on the way out and the way back.

Don't worry. Today is Friday 13th, so no chance.
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Re: It's a miracle

Postby foxyrider » 13 Mar 2015, 10:58am

drossall wrote:I once set a personal best in a '10' when the tailwind that had blown me to the turn promptly dropped for the return.


had that a couple of times :D
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Re: It's a miracle

Postby foxyrider » 13 Mar 2015, 11:01am

fluffybunnyuk wrote:Someone needs to have a word with the weather bureau. Your supposed to get headwinds bothways :lol:

that was last Sunday's sportive - every direction was into a howling gale! :roll:
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Re: It's a miracle

Postby Mick F » 13 Mar 2015, 1:44pm

It used to annoy me greatly when I was cycle-commuting, that the wind was against me in the morning going in, and against me in the evening coming home.

It never happened that the wind was behind me both ways. :oops:
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Re: It's a miracle

Postby karlt » 13 Mar 2015, 3:30pm

Amazing difference it makes though. I've seen speeds from 14 to 18mph average on my commute, and the only factor appears to be wind.

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Re: It's a miracle

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Mar 2015, 5:14pm

I experienced almost the same miracle, headwind on the way out AND the way back! I really suffered and enjoyed myself.
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Re: It's a miracle

Postby kwackers » 13 Mar 2015, 11:18pm

I was once cycling past Speke (John Lennon) airport and clocking 40mph and the wind was still whistling past my ears!
To say I was glad I was travelling the same way as the wind would have been an understatement... ;)