Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Big Fish Hunter247

Wind????

9 posts in this topic

This is to some of you guys that have been rideing for awhile does a strong wind like this past weekend bother you while rideing (doing freeway speeds) I was rideing this last weekend and some of the gusts of wind almost knocked me over. I have only been rideing for 3 years now it one of the few things that really bother me while rideing.

Your opinions?

Big Fish Hunter247

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hate the wind while riding. We have put many miles on trips where the wind was definately not in our favor. Accros the plains has got to be the worst that I have ever experienced. I remember following my dad and it looked as though he was riding at a 20 degree angle. He was leaning right into the wind. After we stopped I told him that he looked a little awkward riding. He informed me that I looked the same way in his rear views. Oh yea wind definately bothers me. Whether it be mother nature, or a passing semi.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not fun, but you get used to it. Crosswinds on wet roads are the worst

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To me it is not the wind blowing against me that is bothersome, it is the wind trying to lift the helmet off of my head!!! I mean if I had the choice i would much rather ride with little or no wind!!! Infact I still have a kinkl in my neck from my 560 mile ride last saturday!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crosswinds are much worse than riding in the rain! The bigger the bike the easier it is but they are still tiring. Always seem to be a problem in the Midwest States.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You get used to it, to a point. Slow down a little and keep your feet off the highway pegs and you'll be alright. If you’re in really gusty winds keep your legs tight on the bike and try not to have the death grip on the bars. You don't want to have your upper body too tense because you end up making more jerky motions to compensate for the gusts. I really hated the wind when I first started riding. It always seemed to be a white knuckle ride. I learned to relax a little more and things went a lot smoother. We can have it pretty bad in Minnesota at times but I swear every time I ride through South Dakota on I-90 I'm driving at a 45 degree angle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was thinking of starting a similar post. Cross winds are the one thing I don't like when riding. I'd much rather ride in the rain than the wind. Like it was mentioned, sometimes it feels like the wind wants to knock you over. It feels more like it wants to push the bike out from underneath you more than push you off the bike. Has anyone ever, or know anyone who has ever been put down by the wind? That's my fear, but maybe it's just a fear and not really something that would happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • LH...I repaired Shimano's for years, and this was a huge issue for the Stradics and the Sahara's, First, look at the bail and make sure that they are not out of alignment. I bet your problem is caused by one part (and it's the probable cause of both problems)..... To keep the bail from rotating on the cast (and snapping shut on you in mid-cast) there's a small friction ring inside the rotor. It looks like a heavy rubber band only it's made of heavy vinyl plastic. It's  actually called a "friction ring". When it goes bad it loosens up just enough to bind up your reel completely and the bail won't snap shut. Also check the round bail return spring with the smal 90* bend in it, that can pop out of the tiny hole (the "bent" end) and cause the bail to do literally nothing. If your bail actuator pin (your :latch") is bent/worn, that will do it, but unikey that it's worn down that much. Loosen up the bail center screws, and see if when they are loose the bail will return. If so, they may be bent/out of alignment. Takes some careful maneuvering to get them back to proper set. I love Shimao stuff, but they never did own up to this problem, as far as I know. Check those things first and let's go from there.

       
    • Look at the diagram, order the parts.   If it pops open or won't close I am still thinking the spring... Take pictures with phone or digital camera as you take it apart.  Helps to get it back together. 
    • Wrong guy there.  I don't fish in MN anymore, don't have a boat either. 
    • Clinton.     After Mn coughed up 66 million for 150 jobs in Cook, nobody from MN ought to be criticizing Indiana.  Looks like they got a heck of a deal.
    • who hasn't done something dumb like that.  I know I have!   good luck making it up to you Mother!!
    • *sigh* Kiss of death my friend............. kiss of death.   LOL
    • make / manufacturer: Eskimo
      model name / number: Mako Upgraded to an electric auger and selling my old one. Runs great and has been well taken care of. Starts on 2-3 pulls every time. I have the extension for it as well as a new set of blades that I bought but haven't needed to change yet. I also have a cabelas auger bag that it fits in.
    • the thing that trips the latch is worn or broken.    i think   will take apart and look if i set hook hard the bail rackets pops up and lets line out won't close some of time...have to do manually
  • Our Sponsors