Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Springfield, OH
I've found that with a relaxed grip on the bars (not just my hands, but the rest of my arms too), when I get hit by a gust of wind, the movement of my body and the bike actually makes me steer into the wind, kind of a counter-steer effect. This might just be a result of something I do without realizing it, but as was stated before, relax. I don't really make a conscious effort of putting pressure on the tank with my legs, but I know that cookeetree has enough experience that his advice is worth listening to.
And tucking in helps a lot too.
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