Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Yes, I rode to work today.

It was very windy this morning.

The Symba does surprisingly well in the wind. I think part of the reason is the windshield is clipped to the handlebars and not a stationary part of the fairing. The result is when the wind hits the windshield, the windshield moves the handlebars into the wind. It is sort of a natural counter-steer. That said, high winds aren't my favorite riding condition. Today the wind was gusting up to 30mph when I rode Downtown.

I took this photo as I was walking from one courthouse to the other at about 0830CST. Notice the flag. It always seems windier Downtown, but it was plenty windy everywhere this morning.

By ride home time the wind had let up quite a bit.

I worked all day in the Civil Courthouse and took this photo as I returned to the Carnahan Courthouse at about 1650CST. See the flag a top the Old Courthouse? Much less windy than in the AM.
The forecasters are saying the temperatures will near freezing tonight. It is time.
  • 49F/9C while mostly cloudy and windy for the ride into work.
  • 49F/9C with a few clouds for the ride home.


  1. I am glad you can handle the wind and gusts. I wasn't good at it when riding my F650GS, surprisingly it works much better with the Vespa or the Sportster. I love the last picture. You should post the Gateway Arch much more. It is such an interesting piece of architecture.

  2. Sonja: I handle it, but like I said, I don't like it. Coming around some of the corners Downtown with the wind whipping between the big buildings forming a wind tunnel can be a little scary. I am still surprise at how will the Symba holds the ground given how light she is. She is also low to the ground, perhaps that helps as well.