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That is cool
What this shot doesn't show is the 43% cross wind time we enjoyed which was just plain scary yesterday.
 
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oh man, I am totally going to download that app. one way in and one way out means I am going against a head wind 50% of the time (mostly, coming home)
 

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it does. the blue to violet sections of the map are crosswinds.
 

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the colored band on the bottom of the pic tells you which direction the winds in the map are going. it says tailwind, over the light blue section, crosswind over the blue/violet section, and headwind over the red section. that corresponds to the colors on the ride map
 

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oh man, I am totally going to download that app. one way in and one way out means I am going against a head wind 50% of the time (mostly, coming home)
No app, just a web site and yes all the color codes are at the bottom. There are TONS of ways to view your ride as well. They want mo money to see a lot of them :D
 
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You should come ride in my area at this time of year. Anywhere you go there's strong winds, especially at Flatwoods (often referred to as Windwoods). It's pretty much a daily occurrence to start your ride in 6-7 mph gusts and end up with 25-30mph winds/gusts in about an hour or so. It's another reason why I'm loving these ceramics so much.
 

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I cannot pull the trigger on the ceramic bearings, despite your glowing reviews (with my FTP below triple digits, I cannot lose or save that much :) ) but this windsock site is great---it vastly multiplies the number of excuses I can make for being so slow. Thank you.
 

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You should come ride in my area at this time of year. Anywhere you go there's strong winds, especially at Flatwoods (often referred to as Windwoods). It's pretty much a daily occurrence to start your ride in 6-7 mph gusts and end up with 25-30mph winds/gusts in about an hour or so. It's another reason why I'm loving these ceramics so much.
I thought specifically about you when I posted that @John_V :D
 
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the wind is the same way here. they have wind surfing competitions in the bay 5 or 6 miles north of me. anything less then 10mph wind and we consider it to be a no wind day, ha ha ha
 

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I cannot pull the trigger on the ceramic bearings, despite your glowing reviews (with my FTP below triple digits, I cannot lose or save that much :) ) but this windsock site is great---it vastly multiplies the number of excuses I can make for being so slow. Thank you.
Don’t get hung up on prices of the popular ceramic bearing manufacturers. Almost every article that’s written about ceramic bearings tends to compare products to Ceramic Speed. They’re excellent bearings but way overpriced. You can do some research on them and find other companies that offer Grade 5 ceramic bearings with titanium nitride coated races and cones for 1/4 of the cost.

The company where I got the ceramic BB for my wife’s trike is in Texas . They make their own products and are very inexpensive. Her BB ran me $75 (including S&H). Their jockey wheels were only $50. I bought her jockey wheels before I found this company and could have saved another $50.

If you’re a slow rider, they really won’t make you any faster but they will make pedaling a breeze; especially on hills and riding into headwinds. In windy conditions, they allow me to maintain a constant speed (faster than without them) and not wear out my legs. You can even ride longer without feeling it in your legs. That’s the main reason I went to them. I’m too old to worry about going fast all the time.
 

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oh wow, that's only two and half hours from me, that's pretty close. man, I might have to figure a trip over there.
 

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I was really surprised by the prices. I just have to figure out what is on my p38
 
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