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Riding and the great headwind. It would be nice if(7 posts)

Riding and the great headwind. It would be nice ifMike P
Dec 1, 2001 2:12 PM
It would be nice if you could keep your eyes closed while riding into a strong headwind. I tried it, just for a few seconds though. I mean imagine how great it would feel to be cranking along, about to break your legs off, hearing the wind rush through your helmet and feeling the wind in your face, with your sweat rushing towards the back of your head instead of down into your eyes. It feels like you are going very, very fast, up a hill.

But, alas, the eyes must remain open; may have something to do with remaining in reality.

What do you think about to keep from noticing your speed drop to 12 MPH?

Re: Riding and the great headwind. It would be nice ifbikerduder
Dec 1, 2001 2:32 PM
I think about how great it's going to be coming back at 25mph+!
Re: Riding and the great headwind. It would be nice ifbdacaret
Dec 1, 2001 3:22 PM
What really sucks is when you are riding with a few people and you turn onto the street with the headwind and it's your turn to pull!

I swear they plan it and do it on purpose because it always happens!!!
re: Riding and the great headwind. It would be nice ifI AM
Dec 1, 2001 8:53 PM
It's winter ride on the trainer in the basement with a fan in
front of you, this should be safe to close your eyes.
imagine its a hilldano
Dec 1, 2001 11:09 PM
Where I live, there is usually a stiff wind and its quite often from a direction requiring me to ride into it on the second half of the ride after I've already nuked my legs in the hills. Great fun. I try and imagine that the wind is a long, gradual hill. The harder it blows, the steeper it is and the better I like it (or so I tell myself.) Bring it on!! I'll even sit up to be less aero and push harder on the pedals just like hill climbing. Actually, I alternate between getting low to reduce my aero signature and sitting up to increase it. Easier on the back and the brain to vary how I approach the wind. Considering I have long flat stretches between my house and the hills that simply have to be covered in the wind, these mental games are often necessary to keep the wind from getting too oppressive.

How do I keep from noticing the speed drop? I don't ride with a computer. From a training perspective, it doesn't matter how slow you go, it only matters how hard you are working for how much time. A head wind simply means that 1 hour of work will cover less distance. Its still 1 hour of work, though.
re: Riding and the great headwind. It would be nice ifflyinbowlofmilk
Dec 2, 2001 5:16 PM
I think about the return trip home with little or less headwind. And as far as speed I think about it going back up after the strong headwind if my legs still have something left.
doggie styleWoof the dog
Dec 2, 2001 10:50 PM
yo, ya gotta get aerobars (the more expensive the better)

also, you need to get rudy p. tayo, these protect from the wind very very good.

also, take your computer off. Why have this unnecessary thing, all training should be done based on time not on milage really. Its extra weight too.

Ok, gotta run do some kinky stuff. Have loads of fun.....and remember....always destroy.

Woof the dawggie.