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post #34 of Old 12-23-2012
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Re: Heavy winds?

My question about the anemometer - mine is three little cups on short plastic arms, all of which rotate about an axle. When the wind is making the whole mess rotate, it's more or less "filling" one of those cups at any time, but the other two are heading (backwards) back into the wind. Maybe nice weather stations take temperature into account when converting shaft rpm into wind speed?

Air feels a whole lot heavier when riding a motorcycle without a windshield. 23 degrees is the coldest I've ridden any real distance. Noticeably different lean-forward angle compared to 95 degrees. Not that I care at 23 degrees. I'm just cussing and hanging on for dear life.

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