SteelB12 I am with you on the wind. Been riding for 35 years and this bike is like a sail in it but had a great time on vacation with it. The Black Hills has a lot of trails that are very good. Yea, 80 is probably too fast for it but it will do it with no problem. I have a 1200 H/D too and it does not have the same issue because of the size I think.