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    Windy Sunday

    I was out riding yesterday- at the intersection of Franklin and Swanston St's it was absolutely ridiculous! I tried riding across Swanston St except that the wind carried me from the left lane to the oncoming traffic! I had to clamber off the bike and walk.
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    Re: Windy Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by hjb1000
    ...the wind carried me from the left lane to the oncoming traffic...
    Eat more pies son. And donuts. Lots of donuts.

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    Re: Windy Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Commuter
    Quote Originally Posted by hjb1000
    ...the wind carried me from the left lane to the oncoming traffic...
    Eat more pies son. And donuts. Lots of donuts.
    Bad idea. That will increase the surface area for the wind to push you about

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    Re: Windy Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by chromeo
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Commuter
    Quote Originally Posted by hjb1000
    ...the wind carried me from the left lane to the oncoming traffic...
    Eat more pies son. And donuts. Lots of donuts.
    Bad idea. That will increase the surface area for the wind to push you about

    actually, not by much compared to the increase in mass. which is what makes it harder for the wind to push you about). I think some university types have even proven it. It's only a bad idea if you want to go up hills as well (trust me on that point :-D)

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    Re: Windy Sunday

    Yeah as said by me on Sunday morning:

    "On days like these there is only one direction to ride and one direction only"













    "... yeah into the wind"

    as replied by Turbo

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    Re: Windy Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by damoh
    "... yeah into the wind"

    as replied by Turbo
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    Re: Windy Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Commuter
    Quote Originally Posted by hjb1000
    ...the wind carried me from the left lane to the oncoming traffic...
    Eat more pies son. And donuts. Lots of donuts.
    Yeah I'd have to side with chromeo on that one! I'd rather tuck into a nice fat roo steak: less fat, much more protein. Protein being one of the main nutrients for muscle (along with sugar but your pancreas and teeth will thank you for less of that). Muscle weighs more than fat with a reduced surface area. You get the benefits of both elements: greater mass, less surface area.



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    Re: Windy Sunday

    I rode from Brunswick down to Southbank then to Port Melbourne then though St Kilda to Balaclava where I piked and got on the train back to the city. The wind almost pushed me into traffic a few times. The worst thing though was when I got a tail wind and had to use resistance pedling to slow down whilst going up hill.
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    As if i'd walk in and demand a free pie without the appropriate paperwork

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    Re: Windy Sunday

    I saw some snaps in the newspaper, looked like fun.
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    Re: Windy Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Commuter
    Quote Originally Posted by hjb1000
    ...the wind carried me from the left lane to the oncoming traffic...
    Eat more pies son. And donuts. Lots of donuts.
    I already weigh as much as I want to :evil:
    I'm not that light.
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