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    At least it's warm

    The winds are howling through my neighborhood as I type at about a steady 40-50 mph with gusts it seems above 60-70. There's this constant low howl overhead like an endless train passing through. The sunrise is being obscured by the dust kicking up in the open space to my east. I've never felt my house shake like this (I built it tough, you know).

    At least it's 55 degrees. If only a guy could plan his ride to go only with the wind...
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    My house has the shakes too. But there's no wind in the new Boulder velodrome. whoops roadie content. However it's so short, it's like riding in a giant video game. kind of like mountain biking... sort of, right?
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    From NOAA:

    STRONGEST GUSTS OBSERVED SINCE LAST EVENING INCLUDE 91 MPH AT
    CARTER LAKE IN SOUTHERN LARIMER COUNTY...84 MPH ON THE NORTH SIDE
    OF LONGMONT IN BOULDER COUNTY...82 MPH AT ROCKY FLATS IN NORTHERN
    JEFFERSON COUNTY...AND 81 MPH ON LEE HILL NORTHWEST OF BOULDER.
    WIND SPEEDS IN THE FOOTHILLS AND ON THE ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS HAVE
    AVERAGED 25 TO 40 MPH SINCE MIDNIGHT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    From NOAA:

    STRONGEST GUSTS OBSERVED SINCE LAST EVENING INCLUDE 91 MPH AT
    CARTER LAKE IN SOUTHERN LARIMER COUNTY...84 MPH ON THE NORTH SIDE
    OF LONGMONT IN BOULDER COUNTY...82 MPH AT ROCKY FLATS IN NORTHERN
    JEFFERSON COUNTY...AND 81 MPH ON LEE HILL NORTHWEST OF BOULDER.
    WIND SPEEDS IN THE FOOTHILLS AND ON THE ADJACENT HIGH PLAINS HAVE
    AVERAGED 25 TO 40 MPH SINCE MIDNIGHT.
    That's some real wind gusts. I've been in Boulder in the past when the gusts were above 120 mph (in fact, I read that the record is a 149 mph gust). Sort like being in a hurricane. It's still howling at my house right now.

    edit: I just tried to find out what the record gust is in Boulder and couldn't find the all-time record. Was it 149mph?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    The winds are howling through my neighborhood as I type at about a steady 40-50 mph with gusts it seems above 60-70. There's this constant low howl overhead like an endless train passing through. The sunset is being obscured by the dust kicking up in the open space to my east. I've never felt my house shake like this (I built it tough, you know).

    At least it's 55 degrees. If only a guy could plan his ride to go only with the wind...

    Whee!!!! 35 steady and 47 gusts. My kid's basketball court is wrecked. I'll hear about that one today.

    http://www.schnauzers.ws/weather

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    Real time wind - National

    http://www.nrel.gov/midc/nwtc_m2/display/

    Max peak gust --- 87 MPH!

    I think the physical site is between Boulder and Golden.

    Hold on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaj
    But there's no wind in the new Boulder velodrome.
    If you are good, there is a 40 MPH wind.

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    Most of the snow that was in my backyard yesterday evening is gone now. It's like someone turned on a huge hairdryer.

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    Down in the Springs it was mighty windy also. My neighbors trampoline flew through my yard and over 2 more yards (this is their second one, the last one got demolished in a 90mph+ gust day). I am glad I hammered mine down with big rebar stakes, it was going no where in the ferocious winds. The snow should really get sublimated in this wind today!

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    It was a pretty fun commute in this morning, granny geared on the path! There was one pretty big cottonwood tree that fell near the Foothills underpass. Gonna be a speedy ride home.
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    Wind is calming. I'm going for a ride.

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    Still howling in Ft. Collins

    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Wind is calming. I'm going for a ride.
    NOAA says it should calm in Boulder/Denver and south but keep gusting up north.

    I just popped back home for lunch and was surprised by the amount of wind damage I saw on the Southwest side of town. 60-70' long chunks of fences blown down, several roofs stripped of every shingle,etc. I'm glad I got out the last 2 days.

    Let it blow, the trails are still a bit muddy from the warm temps.

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    ... and if we just ... loving the wind

    The commute in to Denver today was the best ride into work in a looongg time. The west to east wind knocked my commute time down from 2 hours to 1.5 and I rode the big gear pretty much the whole way. My average speed went from 19mph to 27mph. I am trying not to think about the few spots where I went against the wind, let alone the commute home.
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    take the shuttle(bus)

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    I got blown in Niwot.

    I just finished an 18 mile path-dirt road-pavement combo. Got blown up the trail to Somerset. The head wind started out bad heading west but actually got calm for a while.

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    pretty lite winds on magnolia 3-5pm, another great sunset.

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    Funny, I live in Green Mtn area and saw fences down, hoops tipped over and even a tree uprooted this a.m., but went up to Winter Park w/ the family today and it was beautiful - low 30's, clear blue sky and relatively calm winds - it was like a spring ski day.
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    My wife had both of her side view mirrors shattered this AM by blowing gravel at the corner of Hwy 72 and 93. The Jag in front of her wasn't so lucky and lost the rear window and both drivers side windows!!! All the glass blew inside the car and she said the driver was doing everything she could just to stay on the road!

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    Here we go again

    Keep your little doggies inside and your hats on tight:

    http://www.weather.com/weather/alert...&from=national
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    The winds are howling through my neighborhood as I type at about a steady 40-50 mph with gusts it seems above 60-70.
    Friggin whiners. This is considered a mild breeze up here in Ned.

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    Last time I was up in Ned I didn't see any little doggies running around. Not a popular style of dog or did they all blow away? During the last windstorm down here (last week?) I saw a lady walking her little dog on a leash. During the big gusts she was flying him like a kite. I checked out a prairie dog colony nearby. They were hunkered down low, their tiny claws holding on for dear life, their tails wrapped around then lest they blow away.
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    nederland - a dog in every subaru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Last time I was up in Ned I didn't see any little doggies running around. Not a popular style of dog or did they all blow away?
    In the mountains small dogs are considered bait. Not joking.. turn your head for 2 minutes and they become fox food.

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    It's not the foxes I'm worried about...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lactic
    It's not the foxes I'm worried about...
    Okay Lyle..
    I've seen a couple big kitties around.. they didn't seem anymore interesting in messing with me than I was with them. The kitties (and especially the bears) aren't going to bother with an average sized man on a mtb.

    So far, the worst mountain encounter I've had was coming around a corner on the Dots and surprising a large bull elk about 10 feet in front of me during rut season. Never been more scared than the minute he spent staring me down..

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    Moose are pretty scary too. Over in the never summer I had one charge between my wife and I. We both drove behind trees and it chased our dog off into the bush. Almost needed a new pair of skivies.

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    How about this for being held out in the cold...

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive...6091vail1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Okay Lyle..
    I've seen a couple big kitties around.. they didn't seem anymore interesting in messing with me than I was with them. The kitties (and especially the bears) aren't going to bother with an average sized man on a mtb.

    So far, the worst mountain encounter I've had was coming around a corner on the Dots and surprising a large bull elk about 10 feet in front of me during rut season. Never been more scared than the minute he spent staring me down..
    I don't worry about the kitties when I ride- only when I walk my 2 dogs at night up here near Wondervu.

    Back on topic- it's slightly breezy up here and I'd hate to be that skier.

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    It's always windy up here in Monument!

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