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Old 01-19-2015, 11:17 AM   #1
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was it windy saturday?

Saturday was my first time riding at continuous 55-65 mph spends for a sustained period of time. I was quite surprised how much the wind seemed to be blowing me around. by the time I got to SHNF I was ready to head back home lol.

my arms are sore as heck today - is this something to get used to or was it really windy on saturday?
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:53 AM   #2
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Were you on the LT500r?
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:43 PM   #3
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Saturday was my first time riding at continuous 55-65 mph spends for a sustained period of time. I was quite surprised how much the wind seemed to be blowing me around. by the time I got to SHNF I was ready to head back home lol.

my arms are sore as heck today - is this something to get used to or was it really windy on saturday?
My guess is you were tense and had a death grip on the bike the whole time. Relax the death grip, be loosey goosey and enjoy the ride. Depending on the bike you can get blown around quite a bit.

I'm sure a Google search will answer your question about it being windy better than those on the forum.
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:57 PM   #4
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+1 on the death grip theory.

A little wind shouldn't be leaving your arms sore.
Removing your hand off the grips and shaking them out periodically also helps. The throttle hand can be a little tricky. What I do is get at a nice constant cruising speed and hold the throttle in place with just my thumb and index finger, alternating between all 4 fingers with the thumb...turning your hand upside down while doing this helps even more. Just be careful and don't do it if you aren't comfortable and relaxed.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:15 PM   #5
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Only time I get sore from riding is chasing that old geezer around the single track in the SHNF, after I have not been off road in a few weeks


OP, toss out the lazy boy and do something other than sit on yer
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It was extra windy to me on 59
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I get blown around on my R6 to. You'll learn to deal with it.
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