Re: Nevada (was Re: smart pistols and cameras)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 17:44:36 MDT

James Rogers wrote:
> On Wed, 03 May 2000, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > I'm getting to like Nevada more and more, and just wish that there was
> > someplace in the state that remained relatively cool in the summer. My
> > body just doesn't beleive in the old 'but its a dry heat' claim...
> Northern Nevada (e.g. the greater Reno/Tahoe area) doesn't get that hot in
> the summer. At my house, which is about 5,000 feet above sea level in the
> hills near Reno, it rarely hits 100 degrees (F) in the summer; I don't need
> my air conditioner. Most people find the environment to be quite
> comfortable up here.

Last time I was there was January of 1990. It sure was nice then. I had
hit Squaw Valley on my way to NM.. skiing was fine, women were fine...

> The dry heat really is much better. For one, you don't sweat, and as
> long as you drink enough water, you don't feel hot. I've spent quite a
> bit of time in the desert near Tucson, AZ when it's been 120 degrees in
> the shade. Despite spending entire days doing moderate physical exercise
> in the open sun under those conditions (and loaded down with gear), I have
> always been quite comfortable, although I do consume copious amounts of
> water. Northern Nevada is much cooler than this and the summers are
> generally very mild.

I spent one year in Clovis NM, with two weeks being about 120-127 F (no
air conditioning in my pickup either, so it was like driving around
either in a sauna, or with a hair dryer on high in your face... ;)

> One thing that I do find interesting about the Reno area is that IP
> bandwidth is 10-20% cheaper than in Silicon Valley. The number of
> providers is more limited, but PVCs or fiber access is actually
> significantly cheaper, which is not what I would expect.

Geez John, you are getting me to ask if that job offer is still open! ;)

Mike Lorrey

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