I normally love to run doorless with the center section of the ORH top down for a bikini but today's 30 mile highway run sucked ass - this whole time of year sucks.
yeah it was 96 degrees, but that had nothing to do with it.
It's the god damned west texas WIND!
30MPH sustained cross wind with gusts to 45+
before you call me a whiner - imagine front pax side floormat blowing out- hooked and all, sunglasses getting torn off your face, heavy mastercraft harnesses blowing up from the pax seat and pounding your shoulder- yes they were fastened, it just lifted and buffeted the buckles and all, rear seats folded and the rear belts unrolled all the way out blowing around smacking everything - including the outside of the jeep - catching a gust and it actually makes your windward side ear pop and forget about a hat.
sucks cuz we'll have weeks with no rain, weather in the 80s-100s during the day, low 70s at night, SHOULD be a great time to forget about the doors.
when I lived in Fl, 45MPH winds were a tropical storm, out here its a breezy thursday. 75MPH winds were hurricanes, here its just a good thunderstorm
pisses me off because trips I should love, are more like I endure them.
this is why I dont ride the motorcycles as much as I'd like to, not only do you get knocked around, but big trucks randomly hopping 3 feet over next to you is a bit unnerving.
I still love Texas, just the damn wind gets old - no wind would suck with the heat, but damn does it have to be 30+ MPH all the time?
ok venting over.
oh yeah, and in case you think I'm exaggerating - notice this isnt out of the ordinary enough to call for a wind advisory or anything, the alert is extreme wildfire danger - another product of the wind