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Old 11-09-08, 04:07 PM   #1
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** Todays soaking.

I did get a roide in this morning but die to the weather it was going to be a short one. Temp in the mid 50's- Bit of rain that did turn into very heavy showers- but a Wind of around 40mph. Hard going out but not much effort required on the way home.


But the reason for posting- just to let you know that we have a bit of a storm on at present. They say the wind strength is around 50 mph- but that is not taking in the gusts that are occuring. That strong wind from this morning has been building up all day long and Just been out to tie down the garden. Lots af damage going to be done by tomorrrow morning so might be late into work. (Just in case my boss ever reads this)

And thanks DnvrFox- I can now rate this as of some possible interest to some readers.
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Old 11-09-08, 04:35 PM   #2
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I did get a roide in this morning but die to the weather it was going to be a short one. Temp in the mid 50's- Bit of rain that did turn into very heavy showers- but a Wind of around 40mph. Hard going out but not much effort required on the way home.


But the reason for posting- just to let you know that we have a bit of a storm on at present. They say the wind strength is around 50 mph- but that is not taking in the gusts that are occuring. That strong wind from this morning has been building up all day long and Just been out to tie down the garden. Lots af damage going to be done by tomorrrow morning so might be late into work. (Just in case my boss ever reads this)

And thanks DnvrFox- I can now rate this as of some possible interest to some readers.
During the summer when we get the occasional brief downpour I am not too bothered by rain. Even if it gets rather windy I know it will not last so I ride on. But once the temperature drops it only takes a few drops to keep me inside. It simply doesn’t rain that much here for me to not have developed that, I can always ride tomorrow attitude.
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Mate, I well know the winds that you describe. Does not make for easy riding. Good for you that you have the stuff to give it a go. Enjoy.
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Got worse today. Floods all over the countryside- rivers at their limits- traffic at a snails pace- and I think Brighton has sunk. I know the rest of Sussex has.

Attachment of the South East of the UK for 6pm tonight and tomorrow should be better. At least no rain but the wind will still be there.

So I've got the MTB ready for an outing- lights are charged up and the wet weather gear is all ready..............OR I could just stay at home tonight.
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Got worse today. Floods all over the countryside- rivers at their limits- traffic at a snails pace- and I think Brighton has sunk. I know the rest of Sussex has.

Attachment of the South East of the UK for 6pm tonight and tomorrow should be better. At least no rain but the wind will still be there.

So I've got the MTB ready for an outing- lights are charged up and the wet weather gear is all ready..............OR I could just stay at home tonight.
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With the weather we have right now- It has a "X" Rating.

Just secured the garden and I ain't going anywhere.

Update- 10 pm and my garden is a lake. Although it slopes away to the bottom- it has several Level layers to it. Each level part is under an inch of water. Thank goodness it will drain away- Eventually. And Flood warnings on the news tonight. Too late- the Local stream is now 100ft wide and the road is under 2ft of moisture.
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