It's never good when the temperature and wind speed are equal
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Warm nice temperatures and strong evil winds entered the front range area yesterday with winds exceeding the temperature by reaching 88mph in Boulder. This turned the weather NEvil (nice + evil) Over the years I've heard some odd ways people deal with this beast. Below are some recent quotes and I'll add I few I think I remember.
"Imagine the wind puffing energy into you" (or something like that, Heather Irmiger.
"Crazy windy. Dodging trash-can lids and flying cats, BUT worth it. Rode with a vest, and NO HAT OR GLOVES. I have HANDS!! With FINGERS!"
"wind skills are useful around here especially in the Spring. relax and let the wind push you around, but when you are about"
One great thing about all this wind is the 'wind face' people make. so cool, really.
I wonder what the top speed of any brave rider could be while riding east with the TAIL WIND on Rt1 119?? Any takers??
"So for the next 24 hrs it's going to be 60-80mph wind where I live. Finally warm enough to ride and ... Denied thx to wind."
What is your strategy to deal with the wind? Do you;
- suck it up and use it as a training opportunity and love the warmth
- hide in the basement on the trainer
- drink a beer and read 303cycling and dream of rides you will do later