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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-02-2003, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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guys that have been out riding lately...

Has it been pretty windy out there or am I losing it? I swear I was getting tossed something fierce today on the highway doing anything over 60mph and for the last few days on open roads.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-02-2003, 11:30 PM
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Its been real windy...and I am not a small guy or on a small bike!

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Rode yesterday from Naperville to Lake Forest on the Interstates, and had to say that the wind buffeting was bad. Just another chance to improve the speed tuck and countersteering.
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I agree the wind has definitkly been a factor noticible when riding.

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Very windy. I pulled th front wheel up a bit by accident while there wasa cross wind and got woken up real good




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i'll agree that the level of wind has been quite high recently.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-03-2003, 10:34 AM
 
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yes very windy. I took the backroads yesterday going ot work because going over 70mph was too uncomfortable for what is supposed to be a nice relaxing, fun ride to work.

This is pretty much normal for Spring in the Midwest.
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hey guys...use your body weight and or countersteering...with that you can still do 180mpr in a 90mpr side wind...even if you have to drag a knee to go stright



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Ok cool, I thought it was pretty windy on the way to Woodfield yesterday and I was thinking to myself that I didn't remember the windshear being that bad even on my old CB750 without a windscreen
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i got pushed around by a uhaual style truck, but all in all. yeah the cross wind has been a bit of a hasstle.

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I never ride the highways, just the backroads, more fun that way, but even the back way in was windy

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I try and stay off the highway as much as possible, but in this case there weren't any backroads to where I was going, just start and stop all the way there otherwise.
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I try and stay off the highway as much as possible, but in this case there weren't any backroads to where I was going, just start and stop all the way there otherwise.
There are always back roads... you just have to know where to find them.
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