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Ace Wickwire from Fruita, CO on 8/11/2020 1:40:44 PM:
Thinking I might like to give this a try in September. Wondering if there is a preference as to East to West or West to East? If windy does it usually come from the West? Prefer to have wind to my back if possible. Status of thorns, a lot or a few? Thanks for any comments. P.S. I'm trying to focus on some of the routes of The Great American Rail-Trail.

Dougt from Onawa, Ia. on 8/11/2020 5:29:59 PM:
If you Google it, the prevailing winds in Valentine are from the south until the end of Sept. My brother and I are doing Norfolk/Valentine and back late Aug so I'll post an update on the thorn and trail situation. I did it two years ago and never saw a thorn, then we did it last year and had a multitude of flats. Thorns always seem to be from Ainsworth to Valentine.