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:

217:13.145.1017.8north and east
321:00.355.1914.8south and west

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.


Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

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

Mike said...

Interesting data and nice ride!

Lesley @ 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.