When we moved to Parker 9.5 years ago (near E470 and Jordan, right on the CC Trail), from near Holly and Orchard in Centennial, we found a noticeable increase in the amount of wind as I cross the divide between Cherry Creek drainage and Platte River drainage.
We are now at almost 6,000 feet - but more importantly,I think, we are in the Cherry Creek drainage (instead of the Platte), further from the mountains and we feel a bit more exposed. I still notice the difference when riding from Parker towards town on the E470 trail - a decrease in wind.
Generally, unless a storm is approaching - as I head south (and up) towards Franktown - I can count on a downslope south wind in the morning and an upslope north wind on the return later in the day.
Last edited by DnvrFox; 04-05-10 at 05:49 AM.