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    Colorado Winds

    My friend from Fairbanks (he is about 77 and a member of BFN) and I (73) rode Waterton Canyon Wednesday on mtn bikes. Great time, as he is recovering from really serious back surgery. But, the thing he remarked on several times was the wind. I never even noticed it. I guess I get so used to riding in the wind around here in Parker, I don't even notice it much!!

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    Hot and windy ... pretty much describes Colorado in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonframe View Post
    Hot and windy ... pretty much describes Colorado in the summer.
    When I lived here in the early 60's (and the mid 70's) it was cool and not so windy. No A/c for most folks.

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    Were you in the mountains? It is cool up there, I'm sure you could get by without AC in the summer, but not down on the plains, not in my experience in the 7 years I've been here anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonframe View Post
    Were you in the mountains? It is cool up there, I'm sure you could get by without AC in the summer, but not down on the plains, not in my experience in the 7 years I've been here anyway.
    I've been living here a lot longer than either you or DnvrFox and haven't found the need for air conditioning in my house yet. For those few rare occasions when the temperature is over 100, there's trees and basements. My 50' x 75' lot in central Denver has 5 trees which drops the temp significantly. It also has large double hung windows (which most people don't know how to use properly) which allow me to let the hot air out and pull the cool air in. Don't need no stinking air conditioning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    I've been living here a lot longer than either you or DnvrFox and haven't found the need for air conditioning in my house yet. For those few rare occasions when the temperature is over 100, there's trees and basements. My 50' x 75' lot in central Denver has 5 trees which drops the temp significantly. It also has large double hung windows (which most people don't know how to use properly) which allow me to let the hot air out and pull the cool air in. Don't need no stinking air conditioning!
    I was first here in 1962, stationed at Lowry.

    When were you? Were you born here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    I was first here in 1962, stationed at Lowry.

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    Yup. Second generation. In a little town east of Pueblo called Fowler. Town motto: "No place is..."
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    Fairly new member here, and who just found this "local" section of the forum.

    I live near C-470 and Quebec. My parents live in Parker, off Jordan road, not too far from E-470. Yesterday I rode over to see them on a nicely paved (cement) trail that runs beside E-470. It was about eight miles or so each way, at least I think so from previous car drives over that way.

    How is it possible to have a strong headwind blowing at you going BOTH WAYS?!

    Just a rhetorical question, of course, but wow, that was a windy and tough ride getting there and as I was struggling against the wind going east, I figured, "well, at least I'll get home FAST!"

    Nope. It was as if the wind knew my plans and circled around to thwart my efforts later on.

    It was a good ride, though, and one I'll do again. Below is a shot from somewhere in the vincinity of E-470 and Chambers, I think.

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    Interesting - I live right near 470 and Jordan - in an area called Challenger Park Estates. Today, for once, it was not windy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeeze View Post
    that was a windy and tough ride getting there and as I was struggling against the wind going east, I figured, "well, at least I'll get home FAST!"

    Nope. It was as if the wind knew my plans and circled around to thwart my efforts later on.
    I frequently find that to be the case. I used to start rides into the wind to get the tailwind on the way back, but that failed so many times I've given up on that idea.

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