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Old 09-11-08, 08:05 AM
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Ike vs. Texas

Y'all stay safe during the storm, whether on the evacuation routes or hunkered down at home or with friends/relatives.
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Old 09-11-08, 12:32 PM
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+1, take down there guys and girls.
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I will probably rolling out to my parents place in Cypress via bike probably after work tonight. I figure the bike is the perfect post hurricane transport no gas or roads needed.
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yup, y'all take care and don't mess with Ike, these things are not just big thunderstorms.
Last Hurricane I encountered up close and personal was Emily in 2005, I was in Cozumel when
she visited. She was not very nice.
If Ike lives up to expectations we (DFW area and east) could possibly see a CAT1 hurricane
up here (if he's strong 3 or moderate 4 when he makes landfall).

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Be safe, my fellow Texans.
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Be safe Texicans, hurricanes are tougher than us I hear, although my grandmother who lived most of her life in Corpus Christi would have argued that point with me.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 09-11-08, 01:40 PM
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I posted this in a foo thread.

Interesting read on ike
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The Galveston wall has never been overtopped since it was built in 1902. This could change that. WOW
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yep, I'm thinking I should just put the MTB tires back on the old bike and use it for post-Ike transportation......
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Old 09-11-08, 02:07 PM
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Here is a good place to watch ike
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Here is a good place to watch ike
Thanks, but it appears I'll be able to watch Ike from my front yard without too much trouble!
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Thanks, but it appears I'll be able to watch Ike from my front yard without too much trouble!
Plan to watch it out my front door.
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As a Native Texan/Houstonian now living in GA. You guys get the H*** out of there. That's a bad ***** storm coming your way. According to the projected path, Houston/Galveston/Baytown & etc. will be on the nasty side.

Take care. Be safe.
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I'll be OK. My bike has fenders.
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I will probably rolling out to my parents place in Cypress via bike probably after work tonight. I figure the bike is the perfect post hurricane transport no gas or roads needed.
Yep, I got spare tubes for the fat-tire Rivendell Canti-Rom, plus patches and a frame pump. I figure a fat-tire road/general-purpose bike to be a bit better than a knobby-tire MTB, though I have one of those, too.
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Yep, I got spare tubes for the fat-tire Rivendell Canti-Rom, plus patches and a frame pump. I figure a fat-tire road/general-purpose bike to be a bit better than a knobby-tire MTB, though I have one of those, too.
Actually plans changed will be staying at my sisters near the greenway/west u area, I will be rolling with my 38's touring tires got lots of tubes and patches. I already have panniers packed and ready to roll. Though I don't get off work until late tonight. I thought about putting on my cross tires with knobbies but they offer no real flat protection unlike my touring tires.
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Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
I posted this in a foo thread.

Interesting read on ike
Another Good Site on IKE:

http://web.tampabay.rr.com/wolfy/
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I am going for a bike ride in the Morning before the rain starts.

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I'm still hoping that with Ike's storm track going more to the east, we'll be able to get the Tour de Florence in (near Georgetown) on Saturday. Probably not, but who knows?
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Well, poo; my agency decided to cancel days off, and increase the length of the shifts. I just got off work at 0600 this morning, and have to be back at 2 PM, supposedly to work until 0600, but likely to have to stay longer. The pooches will not appreciate being kenneled up (indoors) for 17 to 20+ hours. I may stash a couple of the smaller pooches at my in-law's place in my patrol area.

Y'all be safe, and have a happy hurricane!
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Funny quote from the NY Times


Thousands fled the island earlier in the day in private cars or on government-chartered buses, but a few diehards insisted they would stay in their homes. One was Denise Scurry, a 46-year-old pool hall employee who was sitting on a milk crate Thursday afternoon in downtown Galveston near her two-story home, reading “Thugs and the Women Who Love Them” and sipping brandy.
“It ain’t going to be nothing but wind and rain,” she said. “Everybody’s all excited about nothing.”
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“It ain’t going to be nothing but wind and rain,” she said. “Everybody’s all excited about nothing.”

I hope they can find her on Sunday.
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Ya'll stay safe down south. Should be interesting up DFW way come tomorrow afternoon. I don't hold out much hope for the power at my apartment, seems to go out with anything stronger than a stiff breeze. Sent the wife to the store to stock up on a few things this morning.
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Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
The Galveston wall has never been overtopped since it was built in 1902. This could change that. WOW
The wall is taking a pounding right now. vid
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This is pretty scary to look at: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/0...l#cnnSTCOther2
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