Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-08-04, 07:50 AM   #1
Istanbul_Tea
X-Large Member
Thread Starter
 
Istanbul_Tea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC, NY
Bikes: 2004 Rivendell Atlantis, 2004 Thorn eXp, 2004 Bob Brown Cycles Custom
Posts: 580
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
NYC Area Flood...

Woke up this morning with our upstairs neighbor wacking on the door yelling, "Hey, you better move your Volvo, the water is almost up to the doors!!"

After finally finding a spot above sea level I took these snaps...
Istanbul_Tea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-04, 08:08 AM   #2
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Haha I rode through something like that this morning. My crank was submerged and the water was up to my hubs. I think I might have to bring my bike in for a tune up soon.
slvoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-04, 10:34 AM   #3
Methos
Mmbeer
 
Methos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bozeman, MT
Bikes:
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
Haha I rode through something like that this morning. My crank was submerged and the water was up to my hubs. I think I might have to bring my bike in for a tune up soon.
WI had a ton of flooding this spring. My dad rode through a flooded area that went up over his hubs. 2 months later his hubs were squeeking. He took his bike in to be checked over and watched as the guy pulled his wheels off and opened up the hubs. Rusty water fell out of his hubs. The tech had a "wtf?!" look on his face and looked up at my laughing dad. Needless to say his hubs had to get repacked. I would check your hubs out now. They probably are full of water and can do damage if left. As my dad told the tech, "It was fun, I couldn't resist!". The tech laughed and said he probably would have done the same thing.
__________________
Some Truths Feel Uncomfortable.
Methos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-04, 10:41 AM   #4
Methos
Mmbeer
 
Methos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bozeman, MT
Bikes:
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had to post this. A little bit different living in Montana as compared to NYC. In Montana we drive through water like that on purpose. Then again, a lifted 4x4 can handle water a little bit different than a sedan. This is my friend's truck. I was just along for the ride.
__________________
Some Truths Feel Uncomfortable.
Methos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-04, 01:43 PM   #5
coney
VegetarianBikeRider
 
coney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NYC, man.
Bikes:
Posts: 200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How crazy. I didn't ride in this morning cause it was pouring rain when I got up, (I DO need to work on getting my butt out to ride in the rain, though. Just a little freaked out about it.) So i took the train, but was a half hour late due to the subway tunnels being flooded.

How nuts.
coney is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:59 AM.