Originally Posted by dholaday
Wind can make a heck of a difference.... an RT is more aerodynamic than the GS; my guess is that the cd of a GS+Rider is close to .9: only marginally better than pushing a steel plate thru the air
Another good argument for carrying a couple of Sigg bottles full of fuel. Glad you made it to the Shell station.
Agreed, I'm completely upright on the GS, the Jesse bags are boxy and the last 4-5 days have been winds at 20-25 mph with gusts in the 30+ range. The week before was very windy too. There's no hiding from the wind here, plus when you get into the canyons it's crazy coming from every direction.
REI and Sigg bottles are on my list for tomorrow...
** Sigg no longer makes fuel bottles - I bought two 30 oz MSR fuel bottles w/o the child-resistant caps today at REI for $15 each **