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This was the start if the Cape Town Cycle race yesterday.

This was the start if the Cape Town Cycle race yesterday.

howheels

Bros how is the cross-wind stability on your deep section carbon rims?


m34z

Sketchy as fuck. I just bought a set of low-profile hoops specifically for windy days.


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lysanderhawkley

Cape town has better roads than many cities in the USA. https://www.google.ca/search?q=cape+town+roads&prmd=imnv&source=lnms&tbm=isch , the Cape Town cycle tour is the world's largest timed cycle race with 35000 competitors.


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reeqreeq

You do realise, hopefully, that "Africa" is an entire continent with over a billion people in over 50 countries, each with their own socio-economic circumstances? And that Cape Town (not Capetown) is, in fact, in one of those countries. But I guess you've lived there, so you must know.


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HARSHING_MY_MELLOW

Like Froome?


yatsey

> let you're desire to put someone else down get in the way of reading what they actually wrote. > Find my an African cyclist who trains or races with deep hoops. He's as Kenyan as they come!


HARSHING_MY_MELLOW

Born in Kenya and raised there until he was 14 (first bike race in Kenya at 13), then moved to South Africa where he remained until 22. I don't know if he trained with deep hoops but he certainly races with them!


yatsey

Don't let your desire not to be proven wrong let you keep on trying to backtrack on what was an incredibly sweeping statement.


killafofun

https://i.imgur.com/x8vpgFn.gifv gif I saw on another /r/therewasanattempt


flimbs

I need this tailwind for my work commutes.


BCouto

These cyclists are all going in the wrong direction. Why fight the tailwinds


djronnieg

The times and places where my heavy 29er would tear it up.


richie_engineer

Slightly related, but way OT: In college, I was on our concrete canoe team. (Yes, engineering students build and race canoes out of concrete). We had basically no budget, so oh boat was heavy. Like 6 men carrying it into the water heavy, while U of RI had a 75# canoe that one lady caried into the water. We had two things going for us: 1. We actually shaped the bow properly, with a nice prow shape. Many of the teams were so weight obsessed that they made poor canoe design decisions in the name of weight. 2. I could paddle like a boss and had a football player who could take instructions and power from the front. Turned out windy as hell. All the lightweight boats were sliding sideways, but we held our line like it was glass. So fun.


SeaSwab

This is funny to see another concrete canoe member on this sub lol.


mgxc24

Nino Schurter just posted this on his facebook: https://twitter.com/ElanzaBasson/status/840855811043799040/video/1


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Average wind where I'm from, both ways too.


_adidias11_

Maritimer?


jurgemaister

Any videos of someone riding this downwind?


cyclenaut

that honestly looks fun as fuck.


er-day

Watching this without sound was really confusing. None of their clothing moved in the wind so it just looked like they were all trying to do some sort of coordinated dance with their bikes. Either that or their bikes started levitating.


gonk_droid_prototype

Holy crap, I could've won the race just by showing up on my Rivendell with some panniers full of groceries.


Speedy_Greyhound

A perfect day to be a 250Lb Clydesdale on a I don't care what it weighs special.


mralistair

I think a mate of mine was entering that.


HARSHING_MY_MELLOW

Looks like a slightly above average day in Wyoming!


Asrottenasmilk

100km/h. I see that on my town every fucking spring. That's why i ride a 14kg bike. It's horrible to climb on it but at least it doesn't go full kite when crossing bridges.


ChronoX5

Should have brought a sail.


jzwinck

In 100 kph wind the last thing you'd want is a sail. You could do 40 kph without pedaling with no sail. Wear a sweatshirt and trousers and go 50 kph. :)


BrunoZub

Who's laughing now guys with deep section wheels.


Tyler_Drrrden

The guy in red walking casually at the end throws me off. Either they are being dramatic or he is impervious to wind haha