- anyone else nearly get blown off this weekend?
It was howling in the Peak yesterday. ‘Interesting’ riding from the top of Thorncliffe towards the Roaches to say the least, completely unprotected cross winds – pretty much the windiest I’ve ridden in for a fair few years, but you sort of got into a rhythm with it. Great fun being out in the hills, whatever the weather though.Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Coming out from behind the shelter of a building, one-handed, into quite a stiff breeze was almost a not very sensible thing to do.
Not as bad as the last time I did Helvellyn where the cross wind was enough to make me turn 90 degrees. Thought I was going to end up in the tarn.
Broke the laws of cycling though. It wasn’t a headwind all the way. Tailwind all the way home 🙂Posted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
there was a small crowd of roadies milling around the Norfolk arms on Saturday morning. Occasionally a couple more would ride past, up the hill towards burbage – only to turn round, and scoot down the hill to join the crowd in the relative shelter of the trees.
it’s a bit chinese whispers, but there were tales of someone being very shaken up after a windwobble+car moment.
lots of rides aborted!
(March winds and all that though, i suppose)Posted 4 years agotoxicsoksMember
37mph (straight) road descent, was blown from one side of the road to t’other. Just managed to wrangle the bike round before an involuntary hedge/self interface. Numerous wind assisted, involuntary, sideways bunnyhops on rest of ride. Up to 45mph gusts of head/side winds. Strangely, I found it quite a laugh……………..afterwards. 😐Posted 4 years ago
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