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Tips for riding with cross winds/wind bursts

Does anyone have any riding tips for this? Living in Houston, we don't experience this much however today while riding I felt very uncomfortable due to a constant wind attempting to blow me over in the next lane. Obviously, instinct took over, however I'd like to hear some your tips tips/techniques on this...
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Re: Tips for riding with cross winds/wind bursts

Just stay relaxed on the bike and lean into it a little. I have done a few rides where I am at a decent angle just to track a straight line. Not much you can do to battle gusts, just be smooth on correcting the bike after it pushes you a little.

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Just stay relaxed on the bike and lean into it a little. I have done a few rides where I am at a decent angle just to track a straight line. Not much you can do to battle gusts, just be smooth on correcting the bike after it pushes you a little.
Thanks for the tip. I felt just like you, I was having to lean the bike into the wind just to keep the bike straight.
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Re: Tips for riding with cross winds/wind bursts

It's an odd feeling. It sucks when you are countering the wind and leaning into it and then it decides to stop for a second.....
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Have almost kissed a guard rail a few times doing this. I just don't ride in the wind unless I get stuck in it...

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Re: Tips for riding with cross winds/wind bursts

Me too dude. But every now and again you get stcuk in the shit. Was riding home with some guys from a spot on a shit ass single lane highway that was torn to shreds in 70kmph winds, our bikes were at like a 45 degree angle. AAAnd then.. wind stops.. SHIT!
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riding in/against the winds suck !! Had a bad experience once
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and now, i check the forecast before i ride !

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Have almost kissed a guard rail a few times doing this. I just don't ride in the wind unless I get stuck in it...
For sure. I have been in the same situation and it is not cool.


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Re: Tips for riding with cross winds/wind bursts

When I had my 250, it was rough battling the wind. But the R6s aint bad at all in high winds.

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