High winds made me tap out...

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by HOFNAR, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Man, last night was brutal...thought about stopping, but pushed on through. Weather stations reported 48 mph for about 40 miles of my commute last night.
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  2. DustyRags

    DustyRags Idiot

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    Damn, that's rough! Where at? I was just buzzing around surface streets in Oakland/Berkeley at rush hour, and didn't feel a thing.
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  3. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    I did the 3 passes yesterday. Sonora, Monitor and Ebbetts windy as all get out across the valley and heading up 395. Coming home late I set the spinnaker in Stockton and flew down to Santa Nella. Pacheco was gusty as always.
    Why are my eyes all gritty and itchy today. :lol3
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  4. bush pilot

    bush pilot Long timer

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    Nowhere have I ever seen wind like that in Argentine Patagonia. It's relentless it goes on for days. At times you had to be in first gear and still have a crazy time staying on the road, riding the KLR was like trying to push a barn door through a hurricane, it was terrifying. No place to take shelter, if you stopped the wind would knock you over. You just had to ride very slow and hang on for dear life!
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  5. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Started at Travis Blvd and didn't let up until I got the tailwind when I turned south on 99. It was fairly calm when I left work in Berkeley.
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  6. DustyRags

    DustyRags Idiot

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    80 is nasty. Coming back from Tahoe Sunday afternoon was brutal too- Not massively windy, but windy enough that with the heat, it really dragged you down.
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    Oh man. My brother and I rode from Reno to Susanville on 395 last year, it howled the whole time. Our bikes were cranked over 20 degrees the whole way! Nerve racking... We got to Susanville safely, but the pucker factor was high most of the way.
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  8. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I tapped out here, extreme downhill, washout on my left, dropoff on my right, overloaded 1150GS. Wind was steady at about 50 mph and gusting over 70 mph. I slept in the ditch for a couple hours until the wind slowed down to 45-50 mph gusts and 35 mph or so steady.


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