I'm curious what other riders think is too much wind to ride in. For me winds around 25 mph are about all I want to deal with. I've ridden in stronger winds than that, but when it gets above 30 mph it just ain't fun anymore. Sure if the wind is coming straight at you or directly from behind it's much more tolerable, but I'm talking about crosswinds. As a pilot, every make and model of airplane has a demonstrated maximum crosswind component, but there's no such data for motorcycles. So, my question is: what do you guys consider the max crosswind you'll ride in?
For those of us initiated in a relatively consistent method to measure a crosswind before you get to it, how is it done on the road.
I know, or have heard airports listing crosswinds for landings and takeoffs of aircraft, but it would seem that as you travel along the highways and byways, the winds will change. Mountains, valleys, gorges, trees all affect wind velocity and direction, causing channeling, and vortex, all of which would seemly affect wind velocity and direction.
Based on my memory, I have never not ridden because of a "wind". I might have not ridden into a hurricane warning or a tornado warning but otherwise, I don't remember a time when the wind was "too much" on the road.
I guess in the last 14 years and 312,000 miles on two wheels I have ben lucky, very lucky.
Worst case I can remember, is riding north, from the Grand Canyon on US 89, (I am not real sure of the road number), we ran into some very interesting cross winds. Had to lean a lot to keep the bike on the road in your lane. I could watch the other three bikes behind me as they hit each cross wind and watch them lean. How much was the wind speed, I have no real idea, could have been 10, could have been 20, could have been 35 mph.