The Best of Rides and the Worst of Rides

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Lyle
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Yesterday, I had what might have been the best ride of my life. I headed east, downriver (oh, no, I wasn’t in Pittsbgh) planning to get in a fast hour and a half before dinner. Great roads, smooth, clear wide shoulders with none of that rumble strip crap, beautiful scenery, light traffic and polite drivers. And I was FLYING. Wow. The roads were flat, barely any hills by SWPA standards, and no traffic signals anywhere. It was just amazing how much faster I was here than I am in Pittsburgh.

I was looking forward to turning around and heading back and seeing how much of that cross breeze would be a tailwind on the return leg.

I reached my endpoint, turned around and headed back. Into a 13mph headwind. Wuf. Yeah, I was late for dinner. That was the worst ride.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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All of my headwinds only turn into headwinds. Meteorological quirk? Curse?


HiddenVariable
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i too have noticed that my rides into headwinds last only long enough for the wind to change directions 180 degrees.


dbacklover
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When I dont have time for a real ride I do laps around the school by my house. Im not sure how but it seems like the wind is against me on all four sides.


Lyle
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Actually, I’m pretty sure the wind didn’t change on me :( I was crazy to think that cruising along at those speeds without breathing hard had anything to do with me. But it sure felt good while it lasted.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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My ride Saturday was the worst of rides/the worst of rides.

I’m pretty sure it was up-hill both ways.

Blecch.


ejwme
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But isn’t that Pittsburgh? Uphill both ways, “you can’t get there from here”, headwind in all directions, Orange Cone Season, and Sports Events Traffic all the roads, all the time?


Mick
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As Reddan once said:

There are headwinds, there are crosswinds and there is “I’m feeling exceptionly fit today.”

There is no such thing as a “tailwind.”

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