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Old 01-06-19, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Manner View Post
I was riding up Carson Pass on the Death Ride a few years ago, and the headwind was so severe that everyone was leaning to the left to stay upright. The wind died suddenly, and several of us went over to the ground to the left before we could recover. I guess that counts?
I hope that nobody was hurt, but that image sounds almost hilarious. Pardon my strange sense of humour.
I can remember, years ago during a high speed descent of Jay Peak VT, at a speed of about 88 KPH, coming around a curve in the road, a crosswind almost blew me into the oncoming traffic lane. After that, I sat up and slowed down
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Old 01-06-19, 03:34 PM
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Fortunately most of the wind around here is not that severe, just enough to be annoying.

You guys all need some close passes with trucks and buses. Enough to block the wind momentarily, then let it come back full force.
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Old 01-06-19, 03:54 PM
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It can get REALLY windy here.

At 81.6 kilos the wind is not a factor for me.
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Old 01-06-19, 06:06 PM
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A few So Cal members did a group ride up the mountain years back. 50 mile gusts but we went anyway. I'm a Clydesadale so I had no problem but one slimmer guy went down like a ton of bricks. I'd say he was about 170. We rolled by a bank then out into the open when a side gust caught him right as he removed his hand from the hb's for some reason. He went down in front of me, almost amazing disbelief. I ended up riding down to get my vehicle to transport him down to meet his family who took him to the hospital. He had some serious injuries.
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Old 01-06-19, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
I hope that nobody was hurt, but that image sounds almost hilarious. Pardon my strange sense of humour.
I can remember, years ago during a high speed descent of Jay Peak VT, at a speed of about 88 KPH, coming around a curve in the road, a crosswind almost blew me into the oncoming traffic lane. After that, I sat up and slowed down
It was funny. We were going up a steep incline into a strong headwind coming from the left, so speed over ground was really slow, and we were leaning over in the direction we fell, so it wasn't terribly painful, just goofy!
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Old 01-06-19, 08:35 PM
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Were you riding a carbon bike or a steel bike?

ROFL......
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Old 01-06-19, 08:44 PM
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When I was 15 yrs old I was riding on a road I probably shouldnt have been riding on, when a semi dump truck passed me. He was going maybe 35-40mph, I was going maybe 20. Seemed like a long time for him to pass me. And I really had to fight being sucked into his slipstream. He was fighting staying in his lane as cars were coming the other direction. And little to no shoulder and terrible broken pavement. That was intense. Had to really lean and countersteer to keep from being sucked under the trailer/dump.
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Old 01-06-19, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
Were you riding a carbon bike or a steel bike?

ROFL......
Ti!
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Old 01-07-19, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
Never blown off, but I have ridden through a dust devil. That was pretty exciting for a bit.
That reminds me of a time I went for a ride on a FL summer afternoon. I misjudged how far and fast a storm front was approaching and got caught out. I was riding like crazy to get to a park for shelter. A cop on the side of the road was even yelling to me to find cover. In the span of two block the wind gust hit me from three different directions. I made it to the park and found a building (locked unfortunately), but hung out on the lee side from the wind as I watched all sorts of garbage cans and debris fly around me. It was kind of exhilarating.
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Old 01-07-19, 10:30 AM
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Never been blown over. I hate riding in the rain. It's it 55F or below I don't wear a helmet. Winter riding you create your own wind chill effect. Lose heat pretty damm quick. But if can see frozen puddles & frozen ground. I got a 100% of a crash, without leaving the neighborhood. If your a hardcore biker. Go ride. I love the cold blue Winter light. Great for outdoor pics. Go ride, But changed a flat in December,. once in South Boston & never wanted to ride in polar conditions ever again. Tough changing flats with 8 numb fingers. cheers ;-))
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Old 01-07-19, 01:46 PM
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Not on a bicycle, but on a Goldwing, which weighs almost 900 pounds empty. My wife and I were headed south on I-65 heading for Tennessee and were trying to get ahead of a strong cold front coming in from the west. All of a sudden I had to lean 30 degrees or more to the right to stay in my lane, and I knew that if the wind stopped suddenly we'd be off the road. Decided to pull off at an underpass and wait it out. By the time we decided to continue, there were at least a dozen motorcycles there with us. Sometimes discretion is the wise choice.

That was a trip neither of us will forget. Especially the 100mph run down to the first exit at Lafayette to the closest hotel for the night.
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Old 01-07-19, 01:50 PM
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https://www.freep.com/story/news/loc...ge/2502721002/

here's story of a car being blown off the road
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Old 01-07-19, 02:25 PM
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Never blown off my bike but just this year I was descending a popular road cycling hill on a very windy day (50+ gusts) and it was a struggle to hold my line and not be blown over the center divide. I was less buffeted than the other riders with high profile carbon rims.
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Old 01-10-19, 07:33 PM
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Evidently the temptation is too much for some of you.

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Old 01-10-19, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by nios2 View Post
Typical mid summer day here in Melbourne Australia. Hot and windy, 110F in the AM, cool change in the PM with gusty cool South wind. Went for a short ride struggling to make 8KMH (5 MPH) riding into the wind. Turned a corner with the wind side on and a strong gust blew me right over, Luckily I fell onto the grass verge rather than the road.

I am looking forward to winter now.
Its not unusual
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Old 01-11-19, 12:33 AM
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didn't happen to me but it happened in 2017 when i did my first Cape Town Cycle Tour. thats why we call Cape Town "cape of storms"
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Old 01-11-19, 03:51 AM
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came super close multiple times cycling az hwy 67 north rim grand canyon one fine late spring day. thank goodness there was nearly zero auto traffic that day.
hasn't personally happened but i can see how it would/could.
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Old 01-11-19, 04:37 AM
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Yes. When I was young, and living in Orange County, there was a day that the Santa Ana winds were blowing strongly. An apartment block in Anaheim had caught fire, and I decided to ride my bike from my home in Huntington Beach to see it. I took a short cut across the Disneyland parking lot, and as I turned to go toward the West Street exit, a strong gust blew me and my bike right over. I eventually made it to the fire, which was still going strong, and I watched the firefighters working while the news helicopters circled around overhead. At least I had an easy ride home, with the wind pushing me most of the way.
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Old 01-11-19, 05:40 AM
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Not sure what happened.

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