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On my trip to see my Dad I ran into awful winds, like I had never been in before... Actually blew my BBQ grill over(at home) .... I think I would rather ride in Heavy Rain... The wind was Horrible....

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Welcome to the wild, wild west! The Las Vegas valley is very, very windy. I caught 60 MPH winds coming down from Mesquite last May and they got worse as I pulled into north Las Vegas on I-15. The mountains on the north, west and south form a horseshoe that redirects winds across the Sierra Nevada and pushed them down into the Valley's bowl like shape. My duaghter flies in and out of McCarren Airport for U.S. Airways. Lots of takeoffs and landings have been very challenging.
 

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I vote on rain over wind :thumbup:
 

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Better get used to them. Hardly a trip goes by out here that the ride isn't influenced by the wind. Its especially interesting during the summer months when the thermals will hit you from one side then the other just when you've compensated for the first.
 

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Matt, Trim that mustache...it will cut down on the wind resistance.....:lol: :doorag: :thumbup: :a13:

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Matt, Trim that mustache...it will cut down on the wind resistance.....:lol: :doorag: :thumbup: :a13:

Mark

I never thought of that but last week I had a "trimming " incedent where the right side of my mustache was a little longer than the left... my wing was drifting to the right all day.... I thought it was the road.... better pay more attention, thanks for the heads up!!


LOL

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I live in Cordelia, CA. Everytime I tell someone that, from the Bay area, they say, It get real windy there, doesn't it?", and I say, "Yuppers!"

At least we don't get heavy rain here...
 

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Rain over wind for me! Lately, it's been 15 to 25 mph with +10 gust.
 

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Las Vegas is either hot and windy
or cold and windy

if the wind stops... it usually means it is October
... October is nice.

There is a big dry lake bed about 6 miles south of Boulder.
Back in the 1990's I used to takes students there for Ultra-Light lessons.
(very small airplanes)...
... often the wind would come up and it would be nearly
impossible to get back to the airport.
If/when I could make it back to the airport,
I could land the Ultra-Light vertically like a helicopter
because usually the wind speed closely matched the Ultra-light speed.

... hope you're enjoying Boulder, I liked it there.

Dennis
 

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I like the wind and rain, together. Makes for an exciting ride. :yes1:
 

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I never thought of that but last week I had a "trimming " incedent where the right side of my mustache was a little longer than the left... my wing was drifting to the right all day.... I thought it was the road.... better pay more attention, thanks for the heads up!!


LOL

Matt(BCNV) :22yikes:
I've had that happen to me also...I get the wife to lean the opposite way to compensate....:lol: :eek: ;)

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The roads out here may be straight, but the wind make them TWISTIES!

you'll get use to it and miss the wind when it is not there :bow: to the Wind Gods
 
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