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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Often repeated, despite the evidence to the contrary. For example, Wichita, KS wind in July are almost entirely out of the south:
Ah. Good to know. I biked across Kansas/E. Colorado in May. Wind was out of the South or West. HARD! I could barely make 60-80 miles using every ounce of daylight. I met two dudes going the other way one evening in a campground who left Canon City, Colorado and covered 230 miles in the same time. Downhill and with a howling wind to their backs.

DOWNHILL about 1-foot per mile cycling West to East never changes. So if the wind is in your face AND you are pedaling uphill (it is noticable) most people are in for a long day, or a very short one.
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