If I'm doing a lot of heavy crosswind, I actually will stay in the wind shadow of a semi for extended periods. It's annoying because you have to watch behind for people wanting to pass, and it's not the safest place to be.Best advise - don't worry, relax, let the bike move around some, and practice
It helps to anticipate some, such as when you pass a truck it will block the strong side wind, and you get hit again when clearing the truck
Overall though, just relax, let the bike get a blown a little bit, it won't go down
i was thinking the exact same thing.
The problem here is more that whenever it gets windy it is about 20ish mph, but random gusts of wind, so it isn't constant. We had an expert racer get blown off the track this weekend while just doing a round robin from one of the random gusts.
I've been over that bridge in great and equal shit weather.The worst wind I rode in was actually wind turbulence off a bridge, the wind was maybe 30mph or so but blowing towards me over the bridge (Chesapeake Bay Bridge in MD). The effect was huge whorls of air coming down the road which I rode into, felt like a huge smack on the front like an fast oncoming semi every 10 seconds or so. It didn't affect the bike much but unnerved me since I was already a bit unsettled from the height- a long way down past the guardrail just a couple feet away and I was a new rider at the time. Put on the hazards and slowed down to 35 till I got over the bridges crest and things got better, then sped up and got on with it.