Wore the heated vest this day, and was glad of it for most of the way, at least to Thunder Bay. After lunch, the sky was blue, sun was warm, but it changed. And, there was something new to me...
Vicious cross-winds. Left mostly but violent shirfts right and then back to left. The bike responded really well and did not change direction, but leaned left and right violently. Had to hang on. Scary. Tiring. The sky darkened and I decided to find a motel around Nipigon. Found one with a Tim Horton's and a restaurant next to it. Worst room I have ever had. Glad to have it.
Nice dinner at the resturant. Had Caesar with Chicken Breast. Then, back to the room.
By that time of course, the storm had passed. So, maybe I wimped out. I think I did the right thing, and it may not affect my time of arrival back home, just adjust where I stay.
The bike really behaved well. You likely never encountered such vilolent left to rght wind reversals. A lesser bike would have been a crash situation.
Here is a video. The wide angle actually minimized the leaning of the bike. You may see some if you look carefully.
Also, look for the guy who was passing and pulled in just in time in front of me....
Tomorrow's goal: east of Sault St. Marie, or close.