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Re: Bicycling as sailing
I have on occasion "tacked" up a steep slope if it was wide enough.
But yeah. Ordinary people don't pay much attention to the wind. Sailors and cyclists really do.
Also aviators, but for them those "jib telltales" are really important. If we sailors screw up the flow and stall it, the water still holds us up. Unlike the air for them, which, uh, doesn't..