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Too windy to ride?

#1 Post by Jessika » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:34 pm

What would you guys say is too windy to ride?
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Re: Too windy to ride?

#2 Post by sadmac » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:14 pm

Not sure i've ever experienced "too windy". However, I live in the bay area so i'm not sure such a thing exists. I usually avoid combinations of things like windy and/or rain and/or excessive cold before determining when to not ride.
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Re: Too windy to ride?

#3 Post by Killa P » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:43 pm

Is there such a thing??? haha.... IMHO I would say if the wind pushes you over 2 lanes before you can correct it. 60+ maybe.
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#4 Post by Cashie » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:19 pm

Jessikac wrote:What would you guys say is too windy to ride?
This is a very good question. I asked something similar because living in the 680 freeway between Benicia and Vacaville, and the Benicia Bridge are always windy and I was getting blown all over. But, since it's always windy there, I wanted a way to deal with it. Some of the replies I got were awesome and informative. Here's the linkie:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7411

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Re: Too windy to ride?

#5 Post by Jessika » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:32 am

Ah yes, I do remember that thread and what a great one it was. Thanks Cashie. Wind speeds yesterday were 30 MPH with gusts of 40 (if I remember correctly) and just wasn't sure if that was safe to ride in or not.
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#6 Post by sadmac » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:43 am

Just ride till the wheels fall off!
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Re: Too windy to ride?

#7 Post by Cashie » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:39 am

sadmac wrote:Just ride till the wheels fall off!
Now THAT would be scary. Lol.

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Re: Too windy to ride?

#8 Post by Jessika » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:04 pm

sadmac wrote:Just ride till the wheels fall off!
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#9 Post by Killa P » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:12 pm

Jessikac wrote:
sadmac wrote:Just ride till the wheels fall off!
:shock:
Yeah i would agree. kind of a big pucker factor haha.
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Re: Too windy to ride?

#10 Post by SabreSarah » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:46 pm

God I love my Josh....

On another note - I ride until the point I don't feel in control anymore. If you aren't in control of your bike in the wind, getting pushed around and can't stay in at LEAST one HALF of a lane, then I think it's unsafe. If you aren't comfortable, and you can put yourself in danger, then that should be "too much."

However, today was VERY windy when we were riding, but we all handled it well, and I did get tossed around a bit, but nothing that was ever out of my control.
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Re: Too windy to ride?

#11 Post by *chamorita* » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:25 pm

I will ride as long as I'm in control of the bike. I remember I was almost knocked over when I was at a stop. I was only riding to the gym which is about less than 2 miles from home.
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Re: Too windy to ride?

#12 Post by Jessika » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:31 am

*chamorita* wrote:I will ride as long as I'm in control of the bike. I remember I was almost knocked over when I was at a stop. I was only riding to the gym which is about less than 2 miles from home.
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