Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Connersville, IN USA
Wind and wind gusts! Tips? Advise?
I'm still new I know, so I hope this don't sound too retarted.
So today I was going to ride my bike to another town. It's about a 25 mile trip. Nice day. Checked the weather. The forecast for wind was 10-15 mph with possible gusts up to 25-30 at times. So I tell myself I'm never going to get used to it by not riding in it.
I've been trying to get my speed up with the wind cuz it just seems there is NO day around here without wind, lol. I can ride all day at 40-45 mph and wind and I "thought" I was doing good. But the road I was on today you gotta maintain "at least" 50 to keep up. The wind was whipping me pretty good but I was ok until I crested a hill and a strong gust hit me going about 50. It blew me from the center of my side of the road to almost the white line, lol. Needless to say it freaked me out.
I've read and watched videos on wind and all that I've seen, says it pretty much sucks lol. I've got almost 600 miles under my belt so far.
So to my questions:
1) Is riding in the wind just one of those things that you get used to with time and expeirence?
2) Does anyone tuck? like the racers do, lol
3) Are our ninjas good to go in the wind?
4) Are bigger bikes better in the wind?
5) Tips? Advise?