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How to ride in Windy conditions - April 4, 2009, 09:10 AM

well in fairfax county its kinda windy and im a beginner rider. any tips?
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April 4, 2009, 09:14 AM

always try to tuck in the bike but if I can avoid it I try not ride on windy condition especially if its between 30-50mph wind..


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so dont ride today?
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April 4, 2009, 09:22 AM

tuck.. light on the bars. be ready to counter the wind from a big gust.

Ride in either lane 1 or 3 depending on the direction of the wind.
lane 1 if wind coming from left. lane 3 if wind coming from right.

dont speed. there is no point.

sometimes I will drag a knee pointing in the direction of the wind if it is constant.
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Windy Conditions - April 4, 2009, 10:37 AM

Stay to the side of your lane in which the wind is blowing from so if you get a gust you'll have the whole lane to recover. then just lean into the wind and you'll be good. Sometimes you just have to suck it up a bit and have confidence in your bike.
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well in fairfax county its kinda windy and im a beginner rider. any tips?
Easiest thing to do is just relax your arms. People tend to tense up so when the wind blows, it results into an input on the bars. Learn to relax your arms and you'll notice that you bike barely moves around.


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Easiest thing to do is just relax your arms. People tend to tense up so when the wind blows, it results into an input on the bars. Learn to relax your arms and you'll notice that you bike barely moves around.
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April 4, 2009, 06:31 PM

Be prepared for the strong gusts that have already been mentioned. Especially if you are out in a large open area with nothing to "block" said gusts. I remember BoomChic and I took a road trip last summer and were slabbing it down 95 for part of it. The wind was so bad that it was nerve racking. Big gusts would pass through and literally push you over. The sudden feeling of losing control can be unsettling when not expected. Take it slow, stay relaxed and DONT panic.
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I was out yesterday riding with 2 others on my Harley on 17. We weren't really doing any kind of pace because of the cars and wind. Even still with the little bit of lean the wind had me all over the place.
Leaning in the turns the wind would actually push the wheels and try to make the bike lean even more which resulted in my going to the outside of the turns.
It wasn't fun by any measure but I knew it was coming each turn.
I took it slow, kept plenty of room to go wide, when the wind would make the bike want to lean more I would just counter. Going at a good clip wouldn't have been so wise.


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Easiest thing to do is just relax your arms. People tend to tense up so when the wind blows, it results into an input on the bars. Learn to relax your arms and you'll notice that you bike barely moves around.
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April 6, 2009, 03:09 PM

thanks for the tips. i got stuck in wind saturday and it was the first time i was in the wind and it was scary (was by myself and didn't know it was that windy till i was on the highway).
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