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Is there a secret to make riding in strong cross winds suck less? Been having lots of 20mph+ cross winds on my ride home from work and I am getting sick of not feeling good in them. Hell I've been almost blown over the line 3 or 4 times so far and that never happens

So what's the secret? Or do I just have to keep leaning into them and guessing it will let up or gust? Will going faster or slower help?
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The only thing that helps is a heavier bike.
Crosswinds suck, no doubt about it.

Lean into them but always expect them to let up at any second.
Leave an out always.
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Heavier bike, open wheels (spokes are best), and not being a skinny ginger midget... only advice I got for ya.
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LMAO @ this question ... northern CO is windy as all hell ... I have a ~450-lb bike and I was riding with a big ass backpack on last night .... it was like having a sail .... it SUCKED.

Don't think there will be a cure for me unless I buy a 1800cc harley hahaha
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The only thing that helps is a heavier bike.
Crosswinds suck, no doubt about it.

Lean into them but always expect them to let up at any second.
Leave an out always.
Yup... it sucks. Especially on a dirt bike.

+1 for heavy bike; that'll help... watch your surroundings, know where the other vehicles are, and be ready to react...
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LMAO @ this question ... northern CO is windy as all hell ... I have a ~450-lb bike and I was riding with a big ass backpack on last night .... it was like having a sail .... it SUCKED.

Don't think there will be a cure for me unless I buy a 1800cc harley hahaha
Yeah same boat, the Fazer isn't overly heavy. Open wheels but they aren't spokes. And I ride to and from work with my work clothes, lunch, etc in a True Adventure Storm pack which is nice for carrying it all but I think it catches wind pretty good.
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Heavier bike, open wheels (spokes are best), and not being a skinny ginger midget... only advice I got for ya.
Well I'm gonna have to deal with being scared poopless on my rides then cause I ain't getting a heavier bike and I ain't growing anytime soon.
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A pack of oreos a night would help with the heavier problem. Its a known (by me) fact!
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A pack of oreos a night would help with the heavier problem. Its a known (by me) fact!
Nope to many oreos and I spend all day depositing in the porcelain bank.
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This is where Im at when I do find a dualsport bike. Get a 650 cause its going to be more of a commuter, or get a 350 so it will be more nimble on the trails? Descisions....descisions.....Gotta remember that Im 6' 245lbs & half stupid.
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