I knew the wind was coming, just thought it was coming Sunday, not the day before. The wind picked up around midnight Christmas, and never slowed. I like storms, and I like wind, especially when I am inside a structure with windows. The irony is the windows are the cause of all my suffering. The sand grains and dried mud are small enough to fit into grooves in the vertical sliding windows.
Calm before the storm
Garage area under windows
Seeing and feeling the rush of wind and sand an rocks banging against the bus was a delight, until my sinuses came apart. When I could not get the snot-flow under control, I also realized there was a cloud of dust inside the bus. I know the bus was NOT airtight, but I had no idea how much material could actually penetrate the bus. I finished day 2 of cleaning, an that was really only the left side, as the right side is mostly drifting dust – still dirty, just no piles of sand like the ENTIRE LEFT SIDE of the bus.
First (of 2) bucket of sand
After emptying the vacuum from the day before, and replacing the filter, I emptied the entire back of the bus so I could vacuum the sand from the rear. It took another four hours to do that, ten I had to go back up front, and redo the windows from yesterday. I did not realize the sills were retaining sand on top, and sucking them thru when driving. It has been a long 2 days.
Xmas Day Ride
It’s all good, I needed to clean anyway, just wanted to wait till spring
But I did get to ride some awesome desert, and hope to finish riding here this week
The video below contains excessive profanity.