Tuesday, August 05, 2008
So, I took this picture yesterday afternoon on Iowa's route 18 just across the Mississippi River from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. What was I looking at?
Yah, can't turn around and spit here in Yardley and environs without hitting one of these, or else the big honking tower segments.
I don't expect these trucks can get up to any respectable speed on the highway, though; that'd just be asking for a wicked bernoulli kick to the side of the road!
Windblades, I know the site. trucks pointing east, so they are probably heading for the wind farm at Monfort WI. Tigerhawk, I am at Boscobel, WI, up the Wisconsin River from Prarie, & almost went to Cornell-great school
What I really fail to understand is why people are building all these fans outside. You use fans to cool things down inside, not to try and cool everything down outside...
Oh? That's not what they're there for?
You generate electricity with them? Why would you want an intermittent supply of electricity?
Well, that makes no sense...
With apologies to all...
What you probably don't know is that while these are obviously wind props, they are very well known to every motorcycle rider on the open road. Try passing one of these trucks and their cargo on a country road. And they come in groups of three. You pass one, very dangerous 80 foot long plus truck, then you only have two more slow dangerous trucks to pass.