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Old 03-29-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Headwind or lose a day?

As luck would have it, the forecast is for our next trip of about 350 miles to have 15-25 mph headwinds the whole way.

Would you tow you're 5er in that headwind, or lose out on a camping day? (The next day will be 10 mph, still headwind.)
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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Out here in west Texas, that is a normal day. I would never get to go camping. Big gust of are the main problems.
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Go.
I don't understand why you wouldn't...?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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As luck would have it, the forecast is for our next trip of about 350 miles to have 15-25 mph headwinds the whole way.

Would you tow you're 5er in that headwind, or lose out on a camping day? (The next day will be 10 mph, still headwind.)
Head wind and let er buck!
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:58 PM   #5
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As luck would have it, the forecast is for our next trip of about 350 miles to have 15-25 mph headwinds the whole way.

Would you tow you're 5er in that headwind, or lose out on a camping day? (The next day will be 10 mph, still headwind.)
Go for it, you can be at your destination and enjoying yourself while the wind is dying down the next day.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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Main question is: where are your heading off too? I bet it makes me jealous!
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:34 PM   #7
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And the forecasters are how accurate ???? LOL,

In all honesty I do not like fighting strong winds either but I don't let the forecast change my plans. I figure I have a 50% or better chance that they are wrong and my day will be just fine, if not I find something of interest to do and hang out until it calms down.

A couple of years ago I made a turn to the west out of Sioux Falls SD onto Rt 90 Headed for Rapid City SD and the headwind was very strong, I just dropped my speed down a little and kept heading west and it stayed steady so I put my head to work thinking what was close that I never do because I want to make miles. Ahhh, I always wanted to wander around Cabellas in Mitchell without feeling hurried, about 30 minutes later I was there, spent a couple hours walking around with no pressure, went out, wind still blowing, layed down, woke up about 3 hours later to no wind, jumped in the shower, had a sandwich and had one of the most relaxed trips into Rapid City I had ever had. After my 6 hour rest and relaxation I got in about 4 1/2 hours later than planned because of not stopping to eat etc, did that while the wind was blowing, plus I picked up a few cool little items at Cabellas.

If we wait until the things that are predicted to happen when it comes to the weather forcasters happen I would always be at the beach in the rain,setting in the snow in my shorts and trying to ride my snowmobile in July,,,they seem to be more confused than me
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Driven across TX several times and hit winds a couple of times. Last time got up really early and drove until the picked up in the afternoon. When in doubt we park it and wait.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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We had decided to follow the majority advice and just do it.

New weather forecast:
The front is delayed a day so we'll have a nice tail wind for the trip...and maybe an inch of snow accumulation at our destination during the night after we get there! (Hard to believe for some of you I'm sure, but that's exciting for Texans.)

Thanks all for your great insights.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #10
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I would rather have a head wind than a cross wind any day. Have a safe trip.
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