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Old 08-25-11, 06:28 PM
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Hurricaine coming - things to do

1) Do not leave bikes near windows.

2) If possible put them in the bathtub and cover them with a thick blanket.

3) Put co2 cartridges, an inflator, tubes, and pumps, in a "go" bag. (Pannnier).

4) Recharge all rechargeable bike lights and top off tires.

5) Stock up on chain lube and pledge.

6) Go outside and see if 115 mph winds and 140 mph gusts are too strong to go for a ride.

What did I forget?
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Old 08-25-11, 06:36 PM
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Ride your trainer/rollers in driveway w/o need for fan....joking, of course.

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Old 08-25-11, 07:19 PM
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Put you back to the wind. Saves pedaling energy.
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Tie Bailey down in the basket so his ears won't cause him to lift off and fly away.
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All excellent.

Tom takes the lead early on. Siu is a close second. Bike boy drafting Siu.

But it's early yet.

10) make sure the batteries for the camera are charged up.
11) Make sure web cam in laptop is working so I can post photos on BF as my house
gets blown apart.
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Old 08-26-11, 08:27 PM
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My whole town just got the order for a manditory evacuation by 8am. See you guys in a few days, if the power comes back on
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Be safe, and check in when you can.
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Waxed up and ready to roll..

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What did I forget?
Find a friend who lives at a higher altitude and go to their house for the hurricane party.
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Find a friend who lives at a higher altitude and go to their house for the hurricane party.
In other words..............booze!
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Waxed up and ready to roll..
I think you can change some minor things to make optimal use of the hurricane. May I suggest this:

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Bailey has just informed me that your list is better than mine. *sigh*
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Powerhouse here.

Living in Maine, I've been able to listen to the various reports as the storm works its way up the East Coast.
The hurricane will be here Sunday and I have prepared as much as I can without leaving my apartment and running "upcountry" where the storm is less likely leave terrible effects.

The electricity is still on and I am prepared with the following if the power goes out

1. I have all the medications I need to control epilepsy.
2. I've stocked up on canned goods or nonperishable foodstuffs. Some of them I can take with me if I'm told to evacuate.
3. Flashlights stand at the ready with a backup supply of batteries.
4. Fully-charged cellphone.
5. I have a battery-powered radio to use if the power goes out.
6. I have bottled drinking water for at least 72 hours.
7. I have filled empty containers with water to use just to flush the toilet when needed.
8. Blankets
9. Extra pillows
10. Sleeping bag.
11. Raingear.
12. 300+ piece Red Cross first aid kit.
13. Paper plates & cups.

For those of you who live in areas where Hurricane Irene has already struck or it's upon you now, I hope you are OK and that your homes are intact. I will keep checking in as long as I don't have to move and the electricity stays on. Good luck to you all!!
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The rains of the hurricane have now reached Southern Maine I hope all the rest of you who live up this way are ready....
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My power came back on today (Sunday) at 8:00 pm.

Things to do for the next hurricane.

All the laundry before the storm.
Two extra laptop batteries, and some DVD's for it.
Plenty of reading material.
Glad I removed the giant tree 2.5 times higher than my house and next to it, just in time.
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Power just came back on and we are home, house has some loose siding but was otherwise unscathed. I rode my bike around the area looking at the devistation and there was actually more than I thought there would be. http://youtu.be/UOVaVgGq8d8
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The idea of doing all the laundry before the storm was a good one. I did it, too.

I was lucky to not have to evacuate or lose electricity. I empathize for those who did lose power, have to evacuate, or sustain damage to their homes.

The storm is still passing over Maine. Everyone here is still maintaining a low profile or waiting it out in a shelter. Everything will likely begin anew in the morning.

Good night everyone, Good night Irene.
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