Riding in rain and stormy winds, etc.

Discussion in 'New Riders' started by Blackslide, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Blackslide

    Blackslide New Member

    Country:
    Finland
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Hi,

    Seems like the gen3 is great for riding even in stormy weather and sub-optimal temperatures. Got quite worn old Maxxis treads on and the bike does wiggle on transitions, patches of water and other slippery places. But staying relaxed and focusing on where you want the bike to go, helps a bunch.

    Also the weight of this bike resists strong gusts of wind quite well. I managed to ride in relative comfort, for about 160km/100mi in one go, in cold stormy weather. Totalling about 480km/300mi. Quit for the day because it got dark and was still raining and windy.

    2cnts from a newbie[​IMG]

    Rolling on the highway
     
    RllwJoe and fink like this.
  2. RllwJoe

    RllwJoe Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    106
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Western Lower Peninsula, Michigan
    Map
    Good photo, you should enter that in next years calender contest!
     
  3. Blackslide

    Blackslide New Member

    Country:
    Finland
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    8
    I'll have to consider that :)

    Tho, it was taken on my cheapo phone, so it doesn't even come close to what it looked like in real life. Sunshine was brighter and the clouds were darker... And the trees had more colour to them.

    Besides the thoroughly wet riding gear and cold winds, it was a blast to ride that day..


    Rolling on the highway
     
    mofo likes this.

Share This Page