I've done that sort of "tap out" before. Riding north on the Oregon coast, in 2011, the gusts were blowing me around enough that I turned inland on 38 instead of 126 as planned. So nice to get away from the wind. Got good riding and some photo ops I woullda missed otherwise. I was pretty happy with my choice.
It was on the return home from that trip, refuelling along I5 in northern California, my bike blew off the sidestand twice. The bike landed back on the stand both times, but it was unnerving. The riding itself didn't feel as windy as the Oregon coast stretch on the way north.