Whow! The wind! It's great for speed workout as long as you have a means to get back west or if you are camping in Kansas for the night. This weekend I took the my single speed out on the gravel roads and if you haven't ridden the back gravel roads then you are missing out especially on days when mother nature is less then friendly. In many places in the US many early spring "races" (many are unoffical) are Gravel Road Grumbles and Kansas is the having the "Ultimate Gravel Road Ultra marathon race" called the Dirty Kanza 200". I'm not a distance racer but this sure looks darn fun!