This was a new experience for me. Being a noob on a Vespa means that almost everything is new, but in my vast 3 weeks of Vespa ownership, today was the first time I rode when it was windy out. And that might be an understatement - the wind was blowin' pretty hard today.
Just when I was starting to get more comfortable in curves, along comes a day like today with sporadic, blustery wind. The heat was too much for me to go out a couple days in the last 3 or 4, so I didn't want to miss out on a rather cool one. I saw the trees swaying, but didn't give it much thought. This day I thought I would push myself a little on a faster road than I've been accustomed to. Speed limit was 55, but lots of curves and caution signs that recommended 40 & 45 and a few 30s. The wind turned the tables on me though. I didn't know it would affect my riding that much - and each stretch of road was different.
But I made it. It was even the longest time I've spent on a ride. It was a workout fighting the wind sometimes. I pulled over very early in and cranked my oxygen flow up to 3 LPM from 2, which meant stopping sooner to change tanks. I was happy to get home. I'm hoping it'll be another cool day tomorrow so I can go out again. And it won't bother me if it's windy again.