Hello all. It looks as though I have become a Florida resident for an indefinite amount of time. The wife and kids and I evacuated New Orleans a couple days ago to Orlando where my wife is from and as you all know it is getting uglier by the minute back at home. My bikes, one car, and pretty much everything except for pictures and a suitcase of clothes is now under 10ft of filthy water with the house. Its very possible that we have just become Floridians. When we first left the city, we intended on staying at my parents' house one hour away in Louisiana for the weekend, and then return home to pick up limbs and such just as we have several times in the past, but when we saw reports of the cat 5 behemoth bearing down, we high-tailed it over here to Orlando. It sucks knowing that we left so much in New Orleans, but it hasn't sunken in long enough to really bother us about our stuff. It also sucks not having a bike to ride, too, especially since this area offers SO much better riding opportunities than New Orleans. I'm borrowing a friend's computer right now. Looks like we're going to have to start looking for some temporary (or not so temporary) employment and schools for the kids, because its becoming more obvious that our home is not going to be an option for quite some time, if ever. I'm certainly not writing for sympathy or anything like that... just touching base with everyone. Glad to know that this place still exists. -Jason
P.S. How do you think an aluminum Fuji Roubaix pro will fair after several weeks underwater?