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Old 07-23-2014, 12:12 PM   #9
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Conditions turned out to be profoundly windy for the first week of the ride; it was pretty punishing. A lot of other riders in MI, WI and MN commented on how unusual it was, and in MB they had had a tornado touch down. (I didn't meet many other riders in ON, QB, NY). The rain didn't bother me much, but a fairing would've helped a lot with the wind.

I might not like a large fairing either, and I doubt one would've helped much for the crosswinds in the Dakotas and NB...but I think I would have liked the chance to find out.
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