Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: extreme south texas
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my worse wind story was in southwest wyoming. a front had blown thru and coming out from around royal gorge, it was bad. crossed the interstate heading north and found a place to gas up. barely got there. gassed up, but didn't leave as the wind was getting worse and worse. finally i tried to make a break for it (i should have stayed put), and as i went through a cut through between hills where the wind funneled through, i was SLAMMED. i leaned hard into it, but it actually started to lift me, and i could feel my forks extending bad, then i came down hard as i got to the cover of the next hill. i can't believe that my contact patch held, and i continued, much to my relief, in a protected canyon.
another time, i fought it from bernalillo, NM al most to el paso, very windy with smoke, from a fire in eastern arizona. a bunch of young guys passed me and pointed like clowns as i'm hunkered down over my tank struggling. if i could have reached them, i would have rung their necks like a chicken, little "bastages".