Windy Rides

Wind, Wind, and More Wind

A few days, just totally too windy to ride anywhere — 40mph with gusts over 50

Semis being blown off the Interstate windy

Some days were at least tolerable wind wise, but below normal temperatures didn’t make for particularly pleasant riding

But then, if the perfect day had to occur before doing any riding, might as well get into hot air ballooning — ’cause it isn’t gonna happen very often

HERE are a couple of rides on days with at least moderate winds and some signs of Spring here and there


Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

6 response to "Windy Rides"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 21, 2020

    One day I’m going to wait for a howling wind then just go with it as far as I can ride and break my distance record. Has to be a westerly of course.
    I believe they should add a disposal tax on anything that’s sold, then free to dispose of it at the refuse station, things like tyres, fridges, matrasses especially.

  2. By: Rocky Posted: April 21, 2020

    You are super tough! I hate strong headwinds and crosswinds. We’ve been having to deal with winds but nothing like you have. Keep it up!

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: April 21, 2020

    Ah, Rich. I’ve said it before, but your photos convince me to say it again. Having lived and bicycled there, I know the four seasons of the prairie: Too cold, too wet, too hot, and too windy. 😉

  4. By: gregblood Posted: April 21, 2020

    I really like those rides into the wind and then back with the wind. The only problem is that the first part takes an hour and the second part — the fun part — takes 15 minutes. The only thing more disappointing is canoeing upstream for an hour, turning around, and you’re back in FIVE minutes.

  5. By: Suzanne Posted: April 22, 2020

    Headwinds are the plague! Not even e-support takes the sting out of them. Give me a mountain any time.

  6. By: Hopkins Escapades Posted: April 22, 2020

    Riding in the wind is like riding a mountain. You have to work really hard to ride into it (or up it), but going the other direction (or down the mountain) you get to say “Wheeeeeeeee” a whole lot, but for a shorter time-frame. Hope your bike wasn’t damaged when it fell over in the wind. Cheers & happy pedaling.

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