Now I Understand Headwind

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  • 11-01-2011
    B1KER
    Now I Understand Headwind
    Winds 25mph gusting to 38mph are not too fun on the 48/16 SS!!!
  • 11-01-2011
    jeffscott
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbg33k View Post
    Winds 25mph gusting to 38mph are not too fun on the 48/16 SS!!!

    Try it at -20 C in the dark...with the headwind

    Commuting is all about everyday....gears can really help make that happen.
  • 11-01-2011
    can't get right
    I did that same commute just last week. Painful.

    @ Jeff, there are two kind of people in this world. Those who need gears and those who don't.:thumbsup:
  • 11-01-2011
    jeffscott
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by can't get right View Post
    I did that same commute just last week. Painful.

    @ Jeff, there are two kind of people in this world. Those who need gears and those who don't.:thumbsup:

    Yup and those without end up walking alot more on windy days through the snow.
  • 11-01-2011
    can't get right
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jeffscott View Post
    Yup and those without end up walking alot more on windy days through the snow.

    Snow?? I don't have that problem. Sounds to me like your problem could be the location that you have chosen to live.
    Maybe I should not mention the 110+ degree commutes I did this past summer... I still didn't walk.
  • 11-01-2011
    jeffscott
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by can't get right View Post
    Snow?? I don't have that problem. Sounds to me like your problem could be the location that you have chosen to live.
    Maybe I should not mention the 110+ degree commutes I did this past summer... I still didn't walk.

    Good for you.
  • 11-01-2011
    Dalton
    This is the reason I am going to build up a new bike this winter. I have been a single speeder since 2000 on my mountain bike and I just started commuting on a single speed last year, but for commuting's sake, I really want gears. I guess maybe I am just not hardcore enough. :D
  • 11-01-2011
    codwater
    I have been single speeding on my commuter but not by choice. My shiftesr went out!!! :thumbsup:
  • 11-01-2011
    BrianMc
    I love it when you are in granny on the exposed *downhill* and can get to the middle ring briefly at the approach and foot of the next hill because it is blocking the wind to only a half-gale, until you get the blast about 3/4 of the way up. Or you catch a valley wind tunnel gusting to the verge of blowing you into a ditch. One of the few places a little road hugging extra weight would help, and you lost 50 pounds of it. Kain't win fer loozin'!

    BrianMc

    And yeah it is 'worser' at sub zero temps, with a little snow and ice to make traction a fond memory.
  • 11-02-2011
    B1KER
    My commute is about as flat as it gets. Gotta love Sacramento for that one. However the summer can get pretty warm, not to mention the causeway gets windy as hell sometimes. Aside from yesterday my commutes have been pretty good. I like riding the single speed. I think the biggest reason as of right now is that I haven't seen another one in all the commutes I've done so far. So that just lets me know how stupid I actually am. LOL
  • 11-02-2011
    bardynt
    it wet season here

    so know we get wind when there is storm around

    def hate it when the wind and rain is def straight into you're face

    esp when its downpour it annoying

    other than that sometimes can get decent amount of wind on coast that shows me who is boss on way home when im starting to tire out
  • 11-02-2011
    B1KER
    My commute takes about an hour and I think I ate enough dirt yesterday to start a garden in my lungs. I was definitely reconsidering the bandana over the mouth that I thought looked "stupid" on some of the other obviously more experienced commuters. I did have a little bit of a tail wind on the way home so that made me feel a little better. :)
  • 11-02-2011
    mtbxplorer
    A headwind is a hill with no soul
  • 11-04-2011
    komekomegaijin
    The headwind I usually face (no pun intended) is not all that strong, just enough to knock a gear or two off. But it's fairly consistent and the thing I hate most about it is that for some reason due to the geography of the area, it switches direction during the day so I get a headwind going to work AND a headwind going home. Bah!
  • 02-01-2012
    ojgville
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    A headwind is a hill with no soul


    nice, that should a shirt.