Monday, April 25, 2011

Winds of Change

We've all experienced the wind on runs, bike rides, etc. but often we can't quantify its true impact.  Well, yesterday provided a clear opportunity.  The plan was an out-and-back route north to Lavon.  The winds?  They averaged 20mph from the South at that time with gusts much higher.  I hit the lap button to mark some key points.  Check out these splits:

SplitTimeDistanceSpeedDirection
124:49.388.4320.4north
217:13.145.1017.8north and east
321:00.355.1914.8south and west
440:01.758.3812.6south
TOTAL1:43:04.6227.1115.8

Or if you prefer pictures ......


Unfortunately, there is no end in sight for these winds.  The winds and random thunderstorms are definitely threatening next weekend's BikeMS.

4 comments:

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Nicely done. Making forward progress is still progress (Regardless of the wind!) :)

Mike said...

Interesting data and nice ride!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I am convinced that when this wind ends, I'm going to be faster than I was before... surely I'm building strength fighting these winds... there has to be some benefit, right?

B.o.B. said...

i hope they calm down for your ride. i like all the graphs though.