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Offline Kinglet

Wind on the Southern Tier
« on: February 16, 2018, 01:33:30 pm »
I'm riding the Southern Tier starting March 1st from San Diego. I'll take my time with side trips and days off. I could be on the road for 8 weeks. Where are the places that could have strong winds along the way. I may hole up if it's too windy but will that mean that I won't be going anywhere  ;)?

Offline Ty0604

Re: Wind on the Southern Tier
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 06:03:13 pm »
I'm riding the Southern Tier starting March 1st from San Diego. I'll take my time with side trips and days off. I could be on the road for 8 weeks. Where are the places that could have strong winds along the way. I may hole up if it's too windy but will that mean that I won't be going anywhere  ;)?

I haven't done it personally but a friend who did it said Arizona and Texas were pretty bad. Winds heading into Phoenix were 25-30. He said the winds were only an issue for a few days though.
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Offline John Nettles

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Re: Wind on the Southern Tier
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 06:36:30 pm »
Check out WeatherSpark.com  They have a real good database of historical climate data for most places in the developed world

Offline Kinglet

Re: Wind on the Southern Tier
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 12:13:54 am »
Thank you. I think I just needed a little confidence building since I'm going alone. But it will be whatever it is. And I'll deal with it as it comes. Thanks again.

Offline John Nelson

Re: Wind on the Southern Tier
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 09:55:36 am »
it will be whatever it is. And I'll deal with it as it comes.
That's a very valuable attitude to have if you are to succeed in touring.

Offline Kinglet

Re: Wind on the Southern Tier
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 10:58:33 am »
Thanks, I needed that kind of encouragement too. I'm leaving for my trip in 6 days so I'm at the countdown.