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Old 04-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #23641
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Only the 2nd outside ride of the year...yesterday was the first! Last year at this time I had over 200 miles already...ugh!
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:05 AM   #23642
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You don't realize how long 20sec really is...

...till you're doing hill sprints!

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:03 AM   #23643
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hill sprints!
One of my favorite quick training sessions! I have a one-minute, 14% climb near my house that is great when I don't have time for 40 miles (typical after-work training ride). It's a short loop: one minute to go four city blocks uphill, then two minutes to circle around to get back to the bottom. When I was racing full-time, I'd do 10-20 of these, but not all at sprint pace. The goal was to keep under one minute for the climb and under three minute for the lap, for 30-60 minutes, but I would throw in a couple of uphill sprints per session just coz it feels good when you stop!
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #23644
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First ride outside in a while. Little windy out there. Why the hell I am always riding into a headwind

OK, mebbe not, but it sure as hell felt like it
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:12 PM   #23645
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Why the hell I am always riding into a headwind OK, mebbe not, but it sure as hell felt like it
Mostly it is human perception but it is true that even a direct crosswind (90 deg to the path of travel) resolves into a partial headwind when you're moving. And with bicycles where the wind can be a big percentage of the bike's speed, the effect is pronounced.

For example, if you want to maintain 15 mph in a 10 mph direct crosswind you actually have to pedal as hard as you would to go 18 mph in no-wind conditions. Even though the crosswind is directly from the side, it has the same effect on your speed and effort as a 3 mph headwind.

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Old 04-05-2012, 04:27 AM   #23646
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Mostly it is human perception but it is true that even a direct crosswind (90 deg to the path of travel) resolves into a partial headwind when you're moving. And with bicycles where the wind can be a big percentage of the bike's speed, the effect is pronounced.

For example, if you want to maintain 15 mph in a 10 mph direct crosswind you actually have to pedal as hard as you would to go 18 mph in no-wind conditions. Even though the crosswind is directly from the side, it has the same effect on your speed and effort as a 3 mph headwind.

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That and pretty much everything that's not directly behind you feels like a headwind.

I had those same sidewinds pretty much the entire 4hrs i was out yesterday. Thankfully, they weren't very strong.

I've got a paying gig to be sag/mechanic for a training camp put on by friends of friends. They're doing something in the AM then a gravel ride in the PM. I'm debating whether to bring the bike or not. Went pretty steadily 'high moderate' yesterday and my legs are torqued.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:30 AM   #23647
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #23648
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I got out yesterday after work for an out and back ride, so faced a headwind just on the way home. It wasn't too bad and I always expect some wind this time of year. It's just good to be able to get out this early and be relatively comfortable up here.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:04 AM   #23649
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Mostly it is human perception but it is true that even a direct crosswind (90 deg to the path of travel) resolves into a partial headwind when you're moving. And with bicycles where the wind can be a big percentage of the bike's speed, the effect is pronounced.

For example, if you want to maintain 15 mph in a 10 mph direct crosswind you actually have to pedal as hard as you would to go 18 mph in no-wind conditions. Even though the crosswind is directly from the side, it has the same effect on your speed and effort as a 3 mph headwind.

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That and pretty much everything that's not directly behind you feels like a headwind.

I had those same sidewinds pretty much the entire 4hrs i was out yesterday. Thankfully, they weren't very strong.
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You're both right of course. It was more a side wind all the way round my loop so it sure felt like riding into a headwind.

I should just be grateful I am riding in shorts, in April, in New England.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:27 AM   #23650
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I should just be grateful I am riding in shorts, in April, in New England.
Temps have already hit the high 80's here. I've got a feeling that bicycling in the Summer is really gonna suck.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:29 AM   #23651
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Temps have already hit the high 80's here. I've got a feeling that bicycling in the Summer is really gonna suck.


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Old 04-05-2012, 09:34 AM   #23652
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #23653
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Temps have already hit the high 80's here. I've got a feeling that bicycling in the Summer is really gonna suck.
Yep, we are on our fourth week in a row of 80+ degree temps here. It skipped spring and went from winter to summer. The summer of 2007 started out like this too.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:20 AM   #23654
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Temps have already hit the high 80's here. I've got a feeling that bicycling in the Summer is really gonna suck.
Speaking as a guy who rides during the day in the summer in southern NM - get an evap cooling vest. They're $30-40 and will last for a couple of hours on a pint of water. So instead of drinking the water, then sweating it out along with all your electrolytes - just put clear water into the vest. Your body temp has to come up to an uncomfy level to start sweating, but the vest evaporates at a cool 65F. Many color options. I've had people look at me like I'm crazy and ask why I'm wearing a quilted vest in the heat - I just tell them it's my air conditioner.

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Old 04-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #23655
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Speaking as a guy who rides during the day in the summer in southern NM - get an evap cooling vest. They're $30-40 and will last for a couple of hours on a pint of water. So instead of drinking the water, then sweating it out along with all your electrolytes - just put clear water into the vest. Your body temp has to come up to an uncomfy level to start sweating, but the vest evaporates at a cool 65F. Many color options. I've had people look at me like I'm crazy and ask why I'm wearing a quilted vest in the heat - I just tell them it's my air conditioner.

That sounds like just the thing I need! Strange that I've never seen any rider wearing one. You'd think they'd sell like hotcakes here in Florida. Where do you buy these?
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