Who Has Rid­den into the Wind

Five of the windiest places in the coun­try to set out on your bike

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - CONTENTS - by Ch­eryl Madliger

Gusty roads and strate­gies for tak­ing them on

Just as some cy­clists in Canada are “blessed” with leg-burning climbs, oth­ers have a more me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal chal­lenge: wind. In some ways, wind is a big­ger test than a hill. A hill is al­ways the same. The grade doesn’t change. You can see it com­ing. With the wind, you can’t. One minute it isn’t there, the next, it’s mak­ing you strug­gle. It can seem ran­dom and un­fair. You know that if some­one says the ride was up­hill both ways, the rider is jok­ing. But as for a head­wind both out and back? We’ve all ex­pe­ri­enced that. If you’re head­ing out into the head­wind, the fol­low­ing re­gions are the coun­try’s best for blus­tery bi­cy­cling.

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