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Old June 9th 19, 10:06 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
db[_2_]
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Some days, on my way to work, it all feels great, I zoom along,
the bike responds beautifully, I feel strong today, wow. Then
I realise, I've got a tail wind.

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Dieter Britz
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Old June 10th 19, 06:13 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:06:14 AM UTC-7, db wrote:
Some days, on my way to work, it all feels great, I zoom along,
the bike responds beautifully, I feel strong today, wow. Then
I realise, I've got a tail wind.

--
Dieter Britz


The wind was blowing so hard last Thursday that on a descent that I usually averaged about 22 I could barely hold 12. Now THAT makes you feel old and slow.
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Old June 10th 19, 08:45 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Sir Ridesalot
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On Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:13:44 PM UTC-4, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:06:14 AM UTC-7, db wrote:
Some days, on my way to work, it all feels great, I zoom along,
the bike responds beautifully, I feel strong today, wow. Then
I realise, I've got a tail wind.

--
Dieter Britz


The wind was blowing so hard last Thursday that on a descent that I usually averaged about 22 I could barely hold 12. Now THAT makes you feel old and slow.


I hear you! I did a ride from Peterborough, Ontario to Toronto, Ontario one day on an MTB with full knobby tires when the wind was VERY strong out of the south. Even on t he hills and pedaling REALLY hard I could get up to about 10 kph. I thumbed a ride and a guy drove me the 20 kms to Whitby, Ontario. That guy's ride saved me 2 hours of hard slugging. Once I turned right towards Toronto it wasn't too bad.
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Old June 11th 19, 04:17 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:45:43 PM UTC-4, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
On Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:13:44 PM UTC-4, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:06:14 AM UTC-7, db wrote:
Some days, on my way to work, it all feels great, I zoom along,
the bike responds beautifully, I feel strong today, wow. Then
I realise, I've got a tail wind.

--
Dieter Britz


The wind was blowing so hard last Thursday that on a descent that I usually averaged about 22 I could barely hold 12. Now THAT makes you feel old and slow.


I hear you! I did a ride from Peterborough, Ontario to Toronto, Ontario one day on an MTB with full knobby tires when the wind was VERY strong out of the south. Even on t he hills and pedaling REALLY hard I could get up to about 10 kph. I thumbed a ride and a guy drove me the 20 kms to Whitby, Ontario. That guy's ride saved me 2 hours of hard slugging. Once I turned right towards Toronto it wasn't too bad.


I remember doing a multi-day ride from Toronto to my home in NE Ohio. Riding
along the south shore of Lake Erie into a blasting headwind, I was on my on my
aero bars for mile after mile after mile, watching my cyclometer say "8 mph.."

It takes an immense amount of training to give as much benefit as a 10 mph
tailwind, or to overcome the effect of a 10 mph headwind.

- Frank Krygowski

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Old June 11th 19, 06:07 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Mon, 10 Jun 2019 20:17:52 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:45:43 PM UTC-4, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
On Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:13:44 PM UTC-4, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:06:14 AM UTC-7, db wrote:
Some days, on my way to work, it all feels great, I zoom along,
the bike responds beautifully, I feel strong today, wow. Then
I realise, I've got a tail wind.

--
Dieter Britz

The wind was blowing so hard last Thursday that on a descent that I usually averaged about 22 I could barely hold 12. Now THAT makes you feel old and slow.


I hear you! I did a ride from Peterborough, Ontario to Toronto, Ontario one day on an MTB with full knobby tires when the wind was VERY strong out of the south. Even on t he hills and pedaling REALLY hard I could get up to about 10 kph. I thumbed a ride and a guy drove me the 20 kms to Whitby, Ontario. That guy's ride saved me 2 hours of hard slugging. Once I turned right towards Toronto it wasn't too bad.


I remember doing a multi-day ride from Toronto to my home in NE Ohio. Riding
along the south shore of Lake Erie into a blasting headwind, I was on my on my
aero bars for mile after mile after mile, watching my cyclometer say "8 mph."

It takes an immense amount of training to give as much benefit as a 10 mph
tailwind, or to overcome the effect of a 10 mph headwind.

- Frank Krygowski


The real mystery is "why is there always have a head wind when on the
way back home" ?-)
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cheers,

John B.

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Old June 11th 19, 06:31 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Feeling strong

On Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 4:06:14 AM UTC-5, db wrote:
Some days, on my way to work, it all feels great, I zoom along,
the bike responds beautifully, I feel strong today, wow. Then
I realise, I've got a tail wind.

--
Dieter Britz


Hmmmm???? I can honestly say I have never ever not known I have a tailwind and think I'm going fast because I am strong. I always know exactly what the wind is doing and know whether it is a positive, negative, or neutral effect.
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Old June 11th 19, 01:17 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 11/06/2019 1:07 a.m., John B. wrote:
On Mon, 10 Jun 2019 20:17:52 -0700 (PDT), Frank Krygowski
wrote:

On Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:45:43 PM UTC-4, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
On Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:13:44 PM UTC-4, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:06:14 AM UTC-7, db wrote:
Some days, on my way to work, it all feels great, I zoom along,
the bike responds beautifully, I feel strong today, wow. Then
I realise, I've got a tail wind.

--
Dieter Britz

The wind was blowing so hard last Thursday that on a descent that I usually averaged about 22 I could barely hold 12. Now THAT makes you feel old and slow.

I hear you! I did a ride from Peterborough, Ontario to Toronto, Ontario one day on an MTB with full knobby tires when the wind was VERY strong out of the south. Even on t he hills and pedaling REALLY hard I could get up to about 10 kph. I thumbed a ride and a guy drove me the 20 kms to Whitby, Ontario. That guy's ride saved me 2 hours of hard slugging. Once I turned right towards Toronto it wasn't too bad.


I remember doing a multi-day ride from Toronto to my home in NE Ohio. Riding
along the south shore of Lake Erie into a blasting headwind, I was on my on my
aero bars for mile after mile after mile, watching my cyclometer say "8 mph."

It takes an immense amount of training to give as much benefit as a 10 mph
tailwind, or to overcome the effect of a 10 mph headwind.

- Frank Krygowski


The real mystery is "why is there always have a head wind when on the
way back home" ?-)
--
cheers,

John B.

No, the real mystery is why there is always a head wind.
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Old June 12th 19, 02:51 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Joy Beeson
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On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:38:10 -0400, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

I've had more trouble with "false flats." I remember a hard, hot day on
one solo bike tour. I stopped in the shade and chatted with a homeowner,
telling him "I may be getting too old for this."

He said "Well, do you realize you've been gaining elevation for 20 miles?"


I had the opposite experience once. I coasted for miles, all the time
thinking that I'd hate that stretch of road on the way home. But on
the way back, I hardly noticed the climb. The slope had been exactly
steep enough to overcome wind resistance. (Probably helped that I'd
slept twice before returning.)

Then there was the time I got lost on the way home from Altamont
because my turn was at the top of an exhausting climb -- and I'd been
up New Salem Hill a few times since I'd last been to Altamont.

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