Bob Barnes, the man who has cycled to all 50 U.S. state capitals in one year, had to stop twice while he rode through the states of Montana and Idaho.
"The wind doesn’t stop," Barnes, 52, of Syracuse, New York, told Fox News Digital while he was still in Montana. "You just fight it one mile at a time."
"It’s just over-the-top windy every day," Barnes also said. "The wind starts to become demoralizing."
Even so, he enjoyed the scenery as he pedaled along — and explained how much and why.
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