Yepp windscreen not all it cracked up to be shock!
I haven’t even ridden it with the boy yet but there’s already a problem. An unfortunate side effect of the use of the screen is that, when riding into the wind in snowy conditions it becomes impossible to see. Kind of defeats the object huh? What happens is the falling snow is deflected upwards and rushes over the top of the screen – straight into the rider’s eyes.
I’m riding along – peering out from under my peaked cap – thinking; ‘Why the hell can’t I see in this?’ It wasn’t until I put a hand up against the edge of the screen to dam the air flow that I could see where I was going. It really was quite horrible, tyres sketching on the slush whilst riding virtually blind. Am I the first person to have noticed this? Shirley not. I dread to think how it will behave riding into rain.
The solution is simple. Install a gutter to disrupt the airflow. So why didn’t they design it so? I’m happy to do it myself – if I can find the right material in a good profile. I just seems a bit odd to me that the Dutch – who get plenty of weather – sell/use something which is so flawed.