Monday, June 12, 2017

Tumbleweeds the size of hippity-hops and they are moving

Today I was back on the motorcycle headed North and West in order to cover miles to "home" in the Bay Area. I wasn't expecting a challenging day from Durango to Moab, Utah but lo and behold, the wind had other plans. From Dove Creek, Colorado to Monticello, Utah... I rode through some of the most ferocious wind I've ever experienced in all my years on the motorcycle. The car behind me would have witnessed me leaning at the 110 ° on of the traditional upright 90 degree as the wind came to my left side with 45 mph gusts as I learned later from a weather station. But consistent wind of 30 mph was enough to be daunting. I hunkered down behind my windshield and held on with both hands. Then as I got closer to Moab, a few tumbleweeds decided to commute in front of me at a hurried wind-induced pace, fortunately I managed to avoid them. They were the size of hippity-hops. Tomorrow on to Park City, Utah for two nights.


Curtis W Lambert, Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy said...

Tough riding conditions but you're obviously up to it. I'm an OMC life member who's done of high gusty wind runs. The latest being last summer accompanied by rain, hail, and big rigs from Denio to Winnamucca.

Curtis W Lambert, Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy said...

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