Re: HOW WINDY IS TOO WINDY? Can a rider get blown over? Have you?
Originally Posted by fabiosav
Do you have a max wind speed beyond which you will not go out? I am talking about a blustery, unpredictable wind, not necessarily a steady head/tail. Can a bike/rider be actually blown right over or seriously go out of control? Has this ever happened to you? Normal rims, not TT disks etc….
Yesterday was insane in New York (50mph/80kph gusts) but some were out there. I went out, turned around and hit the trainer…
Wimp or sage?
back in the day when we were daft and would go out in any weather a group of us cycled over to the Woodhead Pass outside Glossop in the north west of the UK. We got blown up the pass (in record time), but at the top was a policeman turning us back as the descent down the other side was closed due to snow. we duly turned round, and struggled to get down the hill. In fact we had to hold on to the barrier at the side of the road, it was that gusty and exposed. once off the descent we cycled back through Manchester city centre, where it was extremely windy.
Going around a roundabout (directional island) we got caught in a really bad gust, and the group of us were thrown from the road on to the pavement (sidewalk). luckily, we weren't blown the other way as we'd have ended up under a car (had there been any around that day). obviously, only us idiots were out.
pretty frightening really. things you do when you're young!