Thursday, June 6, 2019

Procrastinating

I started tearing out the deck last week and finally got back to it. We finished pulling out the rotten deck boards. The ones under the eaves were in pretty good shape and replacing them seemed silly (to me). I just need to remove the stair stringers and pick up a couple of replacements at Lowe’s before installing new deck boards. I will probably prep and paint the support beams as they don’t seem to be in bad shape either. Just the deck boards themselves or more specifically, the ends of the boards not under the eaves.

Last night, I put on the sidecar windscreen and took off the screen on the motorcycle while cleaning up some wiring. This morning, I rode to coffee at Sunshine Health and, honestly, I don’t see how people can ride without a windshield. The wind pressure meant that I needed to hold on the grips much tighter than I do normally. To me, it was tiring. The wind noise in my helmet was slightly lower but it wasn’t enough to make me want to leave the windshield off. So it’s now back on. One of these days I’ll try one of the smaller ones.

6 comments:

Scott Seidl said...

Sometimes its all about the wind pressure. I enjoy the protection of my Ultra but also like the feeling of being out in the breeze.(if there are no bugs, rain or debris from trucks flying at me)

RichardM said...

If you are leaning forward, then I can see the benefit of the wind pressure. But I guess I’m not used to holding onto the grips very tightly. And it felt like the wind pressure was pushing my arms back. Just not used to that...

redlegsrides said...

A windshield is nice....the small ones don't really do much except to prevent some air pressure against your chest.

RichardM said...

I rode the 650 CC BMWs and they had small windshields. I did not notice the wind pressure at all so I guess they work.

Bluekat said...

I tried the Ninja without it’s windscreen similar results. Slightly less noise, but more wind. It did eliminate the buffeting. Always in the worst turbulence no matter which screen I used. My cruiser was much quieter.

RichardM said...

I have run into many riders that refuse to use a windscreen of any kind. Not sure why...