I went on a ride yesterday with a bunch of folks I have mostly never ride with. They turned out to be one of those “car up” groups. It sort of drives me crazy. The constant car up, car back, stopping, hole, ect. thing. I’m so used to riding in groups where nothing is ever said, unless someone seems to be in mortal danger, that with people are yelling every other minute, it initially scares me and eventually bugs me.
I know how this starts and it is somewhat common throughout the country. I don’t get it. Especially car up. What is the purpose of yelling car up? Telling the guys you are with to not peel off into the oncoming traffic. I always think, “boy, I was lucky they yelled because I was just about ready to ride for a while in the opposite lane.”
I love the last sentence.
Now, what's it going to take to get everyone up to speed on how to read wind direction so we rotate in the correct direction? Let me explain it this way...whatever side of your body the wind is blowing on, rotate in that direction, even if it's a tailwind. Example...Last night the wind was out of the north west. With that being said, it works out like this...when riding...
- North (headwind) - the wind is blowing on your left shoulder so you rotate to the left or counterclockwise.
- South (tailwind) - the wind is blowing on you right hip so you rotate to the right or clockwise.
- East (tailwind) - the wind is blowing on your left hip so you rotate to the left or counterclockwise.
- West (headwind) - the wind is blowing on your right shoulder so you rotate to the right or clockwise.