Riding in the wind ?

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by trez157, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. trez157

    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    When yall ride in the wind, do you tuck, or sit up? I ask cuz it was windy here today and good god that shit sucks, moving me all over the lane. A few weeks back, we had strong wind gusts that almost knocked me over at a stop light. That sucked.
     
  2. GCEX

    GCEX Drifting Along

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    Not much you can do when the gusts are going side to side. You and your bike will still act like a sail.

    If it's a steady wind you can compensate by leaning into the wind. However, when it's gusting and generally unpredictable you're up shit creek.
     
  3. trez157

    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    when did you get a bike? We should go out for a ride sometime
     
  4. ChatChai

    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    I find that the faster I go I feel less of the wind horizontally. Then again that only works with not many cars. Otherwise I try not to split lanes as much and ride closer to the middle but still slightly to one side away from oil lines. If you are too close to the other lanes I don't want to get pushed over the next lane because of the wind.
     

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