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Old 09-29-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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A bridge with 30 mph crosswinds..

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Some drivers get so nervous about crossing this five-mile-long bridge that they donít even go. And this happens so often that the Mackinac Bridge Authority will drive your car or motorcycle for you (and for free). The biggest fear is the wind, which often exceeds 30 miles per hour on the bridge.

Where: Between Michiganís Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

Stats: 5 miles long; 199 feet above the water.
They'll ride your motorcycle for you across a bridge with 30 mile per hour winds....that's crazy.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:55 PM   #2
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There's a bridge like that in jacksonville, FL that gets really bad crosswinds. I would have to lean over to stay straight.

It's fun though.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:58 PM   #3
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:42 AM   #4
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The causeway in corpus christi can get some heavy crosswinds as well..
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:26 AM   #5
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They'll ride your motorcycle for you across a bridge with 30 mile per hour winds....that's crazy.
i have been across this bridge many times its not that bad most of th cables cut the wind down. but its not always windy
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:49 AM   #6
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http://goo.gl/maps/DAM3 google maps link to mackinac bridge. yup, thats a pretty big bridge.
30 mph isnt so bad. last year i rode in 65 mph wind, now thats scary.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:26 AM   #7
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i rather deal with torrential rain than winds. got stuck in some crazy storm earlier this year and couldnt see like 20 ft in front of me in sideways rain, i was leaning halfway off the bike just to go straight at 40mph - the gusts kept pushing me into the next lane on the feeder road - that was scary!
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:03 AM   #8
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yeah the gusts are whats gonna get you
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Fred hartman birdge can get some wind across it.
Yep, back about 5 years ago there was a triumph meet in La. I told everyone I would be there and made all sorts of plans to be there. Then we had a tropical storm come thru. All of the roads were flooded except the one to that bridge above. Winds were over 40MPH and I went over that on my big bike. On was leaning over so hard my footpeg was folded up and the end of my brake pedal was dragging the ground. I drove all the way to LaFayette for this meet and when I got there everyone else had canceled but one person and me. I got so drunk I had to stay the night at his house. On the way back the winds came in again and the rain was nonstop sideways for hours. I had to use everything I had to get home. I think thats when I started getting gray hairs. Never again. The water was so deep in places that it was over my mufflers. stupid.
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Yep, back about 5 years ago there was a triumph meet in La. I told everyone I would be there and made all sorts of plans to be there. Then we had a tropical storm come thru. All of the roads were flooded except the one to that bridge above. Winds were over 40MPH and I went over that on my big bike. On was leaning over so hard my footpeg was folded up and the end of my brake pedal was dragging the ground. I drove all the way to LaFayette for this meet and when I got there everyone else had canceled but one person and me. I got so drunk I had to stay the night at his house. On the way back the winds came in again and the rain was nonstop sideways for hours. I had to use everything I had to get home. I think thats when I started getting gray hairs. Never again. The water was so deep in places that it was over my mufflers. stupid.
hey, I'm from Lafayette
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Fred hartman birdge can get some wind across it.
my 88 yj lost a hardtop going across that bridge, it was missing a few bolts... top went right over the side. I pulled over looked down, and went home to put the soft top on lol
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my 88 yj lost a hardtop going across that bridge, it was missing a few bolts... top went right over the side. I pulled over looked down, and went home to put the soft top on lol
I would be so at myself... Hardtops are expensive.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:24 AM   #14
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I still wouldn't trust someone else to ride my bike across a bridge. I don't understand why people don't just take it slow and learn. Someone isn't always gonna be there to save your .
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:06 AM   #15
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Fred hartman birdge can get some wind across it.
yeah. I've had my front end washed almost totally out on there. I had to go 15 MPH. there were 25-30 mph surface winds that day.

I was puckered for days, and frozen. It was 45 without windchill, and I only had a mesh jacket at the time.
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i have been across this bridge many times its not that bad most of th cables cut the wind down. but its not always windy
I love that area but haven't been in many years.


I hate riding into headwinds but I like crosswinds because it's fun to lean while going in a straight line.
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Gusts of wind suck....!
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