Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Lost Coast, California
Riding on Windy Days
I took advantage of rainless weather today to finally get out for a bit. The downside was that it was windy ... really windy. I'd say the crosswind was at least 20 mph with 30+ mph gusts. It was very unsettling to feel the bike moving around. At times it felt like I was going to tip over.
I was taught to apply pressure on the bars on the side the wind is blowing from to compensate. It still felt like I was getting blown around the road and like I would get blown over. I had to pull over several times to calm my nerves.
Aside from not riding on windy days, any tips for dealing with strong winds?
"I am learning ... that it is remarkably easy to do things, and much more frightening to contemplate them."