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Riding it today. TT helmet and Aero rear wheel or lose the wheel and the helmet? It is a 10 mile course with some short rolling hills and some faster down hill sections. I am thinking use both of these since the speeds on the flat-downhill sections for me will be in the 20-34 mph range.

Rode the course once with no warm up and felt crappy but finished it in 28 minutes.

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bikeguy0 said:
Riding it today. TT helmet and Aero rear wheel or lose the wheel and the helmet? It is a 10 mile course with some short rolling hills and some faster down hill sections. I am thinking use both of these since the speeds on the flat-downhill sections for me will be in the 20-34 mph range.

Rode the course once with no warm up and felt crappy but finished it in 28 minutes.

Thanks guys.
Hope the wind goes down--it's blowing like crazy here in N Boulder now.

<img src=http://www.eol.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/weather.cgi?site=fl&period=5-minute&units=english&plotfield=wspd>
 

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Bocephus Jones II said:
Hope the wind goes down--it's blowing like crazy here in N Boulder now.

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What website is that from? Guess I will lose the rear disc than.
 

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Isn't that stretch of road always windy as, um, . . . well, it's windy.
 

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Pablo said:
Isn't that stretch of road always windy as, um, . . . well, it's windy.
I ridden it a few times and it hasn't been bad at all. Although that is usually on the weekends in the middle of the day not in the afternoon. We will see, I might take the disc covers off the wheel so I don't get blown into traffic. I weigh 180 lbs though so it takes a good amount of wind to blow me around :mad:
 

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I ridden it a few times and it hasn't been bad at all. Although that is usually on the weekends in the middle of the day not in the afternoon. We will see, I might take the disc covers off the wheel so I don't get blown into traffic. I weigh 180 lbs though so it takes a good amount of wind to blow me around :mad:
Ok, so it's not always really windy, but when it's windy in Boulder, it's probably really windy on 36. I can't tell you how many times I've ridden that stretch of road. You might not get blow down, but you might get slown' down, so keep it in mind. Good luck.
 

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Ok, so it's not always really windy, but when it's windy in Boulder, it's probably really windy on 36. I can't tell you how many times I've ridden that stretch of road. You might not get blow down, but you might get slown' down, so keep it in mind. Good luck.
It's scary when it's gusting like today...knocks you into traffic even with normal wheels. And I weigh 200. If the wind is constant it's a lot easier.
 
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