Windy

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Diogenes, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    I was going to ride up to Katoomba today o pick up my new helmet
    (bought at a _real_ local bike shop), but after a few kms, I turned
    back, went home, and took the car instead. Why? The vicious wind
    gusts were trying to throw me off the highway.


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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 5, 2011
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  2. Diogenes

    GWD Guest

    Yes they were pretty vicious today, even here at Penrith Clinic.
    Not like the last Snowy Ride though. Took a ride to Charlotte pass in
    about 90 kt xwind, and the bike thermometer was showing -4 Celcius. I
    _really_ wanted to turn around and get back to my snug chalet, but I
    simply was not game to stop, so up I went. I was rewarded with some of
    the best and clearest views of snow capped peaks around Kozzy. A great
    ride as it turned out.
    Lovely bike that BTW.
     
    GWD, Jul 5, 2011
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  3. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Brrrrr... You must be _real_ biker, George. There is NO WAY I can
    even get my brain around going on something like the Snowy
    Ride. I must now have minus cred.
    Ta. I quite like how it handles the fast sweepers between Woodford
    and Faulconbridge. It's got more than enough grunt for a wooss like
    me, and it's got a nice exhaust note - not Harley-ish, more like a
    Ducati.

    I'm happy...

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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 5, 2011
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  4. Diogenes

    Deevo Guest

    My first stack was in a wind storm, caught the old X7 and blew me across two
    lanes of traffic into the back of a TC Cortina. My right knee made a lovely
    impression in his LH tail lamp.
     
    Deevo, Jul 5, 2011
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  5. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest


    Ouch !!!

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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 5, 2011
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  6. Diogenes

    bikerbetty Guest

    Yeah - wind is not our friend. Remember when the willy-willy blew me and my
    bike over? Vicious stuff, wind...

    betty
     
    bikerbetty, Jul 5, 2011
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  7. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Yep. Nasty stuff.

    Here in the Blue Mountains we _really_ copped it.

    http://tinyurl.com/6hruxkd


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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 5, 2011
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  8. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Oi!!! Never mind the wind, tell us about your new bike. Have you
    picked it up yet?

    Impressions, feelings, emotions. New thread.

    :)
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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 6, 2011
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  9. Diogenes

    GWD Guest

    Yes.
    May I draw your attention to the fact that I had nothing to do with
    the wind and the power failures?
     
    GWD, Jul 6, 2011
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  10. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    [chortle] I notice the cattle run at Hazo survived the storm. ;-)


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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 6, 2011
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  11. Diogenes

    GWD Guest

    If by C\cattle run you mean the premier architectural statement of the
    age, I can assure you it will be still standing after the apocalypse.
    :)
     
    GWD, Jul 6, 2011
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  12. Diogenes

    Yeebok Guest

    That's mean, implying she's already dropped it, Gerry.
     
    Yeebok, Jul 6, 2011
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  13. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Well, if by that you mean that archeologists will find the remains of
    the structure and deduce that there were once cattle in this area who
    herded humans onto rail carriages for 'transportation", you may have a
    point. :)

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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 6, 2011
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  14. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Ooooer... [runs for cover]


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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 6, 2011
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  15. Diogenes

    Copter Six Guest


    Learn to ride then Gerry....

    --
     
    Copter Six, Jul 6, 2011
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  16. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Come over here and do a Track Day and see who has the better lap times
    (on the same bike).

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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 6, 2011
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  17. Diogenes

    thefathippy Guest

    It was hairy, wasn't it? I was blown right across my lane going past
    the Fruit Shop, and as I blew across the semi ruts. I honestly thought
    my rear wheel was coming off the ground and I was about to have the
    bike blown out from under me. I've been blown about lots over the
    years, and that's the first time I thought I was going to get blown
    off the bike.

    It's often a bit exciting there in a strong wind, and I don't think
    I've been so excited in a long time! [1] Then, in the Linden bends, I
    was blown one way then the other as the wind bounced off the rock
    face. Because it was so gusty, it was much worse than riding at 45
    degrees to go straight, as a group of us once did near Goulburn. That
    was strange, but easy.

    At least power came back @ 6:15 last night, and didn't wait until 10pm
    tonight as Integral's recorded message was telling me. And only one
    tree snapped off at the base.

    Tony F

    [1] I must confess to erupting with manic laughter at this point.
    $_deity knows what the drivers behind me thought!
     
    thefathippy, Jul 7, 2011
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  18. In aus.motorcycles on Wed, 6 Jul 2011 17:48:54 -0700 (PDT)
    The road back from Adelaide International Deathtrap is straight and
    has small clumps of trees at intervals along the median strip.

    I have ridden along there with a sidewind so strong the bike was at a
    45deg angle into the wind.

    Until a tree clump got between me and the wind at which point things
    got Interesting.

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 7, 2011
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  19. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    A steady wind is fine. On a trip up to NQ in 1974, between Rocky and
    Mackay, there was a steady strong wind on a straight stetch which went
    for ages (maybe 50kms?). It was fun riding along at about 45 deg.
    When the wind speed did change, it did so gradually, and the bike
    would just stand up and the lean over again all by itself. That was
    really cool.

    But these vicious gusts are another thing altogether. They're
    killers.
    Are you a BMB (Blue Mountains Biker), Tony?

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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 7, 2011
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  20. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Intersting use of the word 'interesting'. Interesting... :)

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    Onya bike

    Gerry
     
    Diogenes, Jul 7, 2011
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