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Old 08-22-08, 12:43 PM
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Time to HTFU

Tropical Storm Fay is just sitting and spinning. Dumping as much as 24 inches of rain. My backyard is flooding. A couple of pics are below, and one with it on a normal day to give perspective.




We're lucky. A number of people's houses are flooding, and several local hospitals are flooded.

With 50mph winds, torrential rain, flooding, tornados, down tree limbs, and electircal wires riding outside would be a bit dicey. So its off to the trainer.
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Old 08-22-08, 12:46 PM
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uh yeah, under normal conditions you have a lovely backyard.....

hang in there.

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Old 08-22-08, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Tropical Storm Fay is just sitting and spinning. Dumping as much as 24 inches of rain. My backyard is flooding. A couple of pics are below, and one with it on a normal day to give perspective.
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We're lucky. A number of people's houses are flooding, and several local hospitals are flooded.

With 50mph winds, torrential rain, flooding, tornados, down tree limbs, and electircal wires riding outside would be a bit dicey. So its off to the trainer.
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Old 08-22-08, 12:52 PM
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Keep that perspective coming...
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Old 08-22-08, 12:55 PM
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I feel your pain....

Well I will feel your pain in about 3 months....
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Old 08-22-08, 12:56 PM
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Wow. Take care of yourselves.
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Old 08-22-08, 01:06 PM
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Time to get out the manly bike.
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I didn't know anyone in Florida owned an indoor trainer. Best of luck with the weather.
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Old 08-22-08, 01:16 PM
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Trainer? Man up and go kite surfing.

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I hate to hear of your predicament but I do appreciate the post.
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Sorry not going to compete with Brandy's post... unless you put her on a Cervelo
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Why did you chose to live on a glorified sandbar anyway?
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Merlin-

I went out for a 35 miles ride this afternoon with the "holiday" of a University that is closed. My route was an out-and-back, but it didn't work out quite like that. On the way back I had to detour because of a downed tree that completely blocked everything. It wasn't there on my way out. In fact there was a second downed tree that blocked everything, but I was able to climb over and thorough it with my bike and continue on.

The detour route was a limerock road that was a total quagmire, so I rode in the grass. At least the roots kept the soil together somewhat.

Of course I wore my HTFU wrist band. The only "wussy" thing about the ride was that I rode my 1986 Cannondale that is now my commuter bike because I didn't want to subject my good bikes to this kind of weather. I also wore my old Dettos because the C'dale still has toeclips. They were still wet from riding yesterday evening.

All told I had a blast!
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Old 08-22-08, 02:29 PM
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good work. I'll take the mental torture of the trainer.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
good work. I'll take the mental torture of the trainer.
I'd rather ride in a tropical storm than ride a trainer.

I forgot to write about the scariest thing on this ride. A couple of weeks ago I got caught in an unbelievable thunderstorm with LOTS of very close cloud to ground lightning. On that ride I found shelter in a shack. Today's ride went past that shack and it was flattened. I didn't get a good look, but I think that a huge live oak branch came down and leveled it.
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Yup, I'm in Jacksonville too. (Atlantic Beach actually). At least we haven't lost power for more than 10 minutes at a time. hoping Fay passes in time for the club ride tomorrow but it doesn't look promising.
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The two bird approach: Hook your trainer up to a pump and get rid of the water in your yard.
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Great time to become a triathlete...
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Yup, I'm in Jacksonville too. (Atlantic Beach actually). At least we haven't lost power for more than 10 minutes at a time. hoping Fay passes in time for the club ride tomorrow but it doesn't look promising.
Atlantic Beach is in the background of the first pic
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Top of a Oak came down in the front yard and took out one of three 25 year old Sato palms , then a Elm tree from nextstore spiked the back fence . Other than that just just bits and peices of Oak trees everywere.
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Originally Posted by cuski View Post
Trainer? Man up and go kite surfing.

https://www.wjno.com/cc-common/news/s...rticle=4117332
Fay-tality.
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Fay-tality.
Actually, he's still alive and no longer in critical condition. Darwin must be spinning in his grave.
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I see sunshine in the first picture. Look at the very top right.

Instead of riding, go for a swim.
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Trainer? Man up and go kite surfing.
"You either surf or you fight"

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