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OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« on: June 24, 2014, 11:11:31 AM »
Can we please go like 4-5 days without rain please? My waterproof boots and gloves are starting to look like prunes! Have we gone like a week without rain yet this year? I mean, I'm okay with riding in the rain, but if I wanted to do that everyday I would have moved to the Pacific Northwet or something....  >:(

Still...it beats snow.  ;)
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 12:16:30 PM »
Paging Coho.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 12:18:14 PM »
Paging Coho.

He's leaving R4 now.  The rain may follow.  That's my scientific prediction. :bigok:
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 12:21:59 PM »
Paging Coho.

He's leaving R4 now.  The rain may follow.  That's my scientific prediction. :bigok:

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 12:39:44 PM »
Paging Coho.

He's leaving R4 now.  The rain may follow.  That's my scientific prediction. :bigok:

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More like T'Pau.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014, 01:11:01 PM »
Paging Coho.

He's leaving R4 now.  The rain may follow.  That's my scientific prediction. :bigok:

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More like T'Pau.

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Whatever...as long as the rain leaves for a bit.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 06:57:39 PM »
Send it our way. If we had the same rain we've had for the past week, it'd still take us 2 or 3 years to recover from the 6 year drought.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 07:55:40 PM »
I had nothing to do with it.

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 08:00:05 PM »
Rained coming into Wichita this afternoon. Felt nice.


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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 08:25:15 AM »
my second rice crop is coming in nicely . . . . .

say hooray for PR3s!
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 08:28:08 AM »
No rice pattys here but my lawn is looking like the north woods of Wisconsin.
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2014, 08:39:02 AM »
I just dug up a broken pipe in my backyard running from the gutter, underground to the back of my yard. It had somehow pooped through to the grass (not buried) and cracked, causing a tripping hazard for kids. With the new flexible pipe (perforated with a bubbler at the end for serious downfalls), the grass is not so pretty, lots of dirt over the grass and spots that need to fill in. Rain is welcome this week.

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2014, 09:49:09 AM »
I don't think we have gone more than 5 days in a row without some form or precipitation falling from the sky since the beginning of the year. This calls for drastic measures, so, I am fitting Anakee3's to the GS (they are supposedly good in the rain). Now that I have good rain tires, it should ensure a draught shortly.
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2014, 10:26:19 AM »
Sunny and 70 here. Maybe I'll was the bike.
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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2014, 05:03:07 PM »
It's gone... for a few days.
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2014, 06:16:53 PM »

More like T'Pau.



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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2014, 06:25:20 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2014, 08:16:34 PM »
If it weren't for the therapeutic properties of the occasional off-camber decreasing radius downhill right-hander I'd almost certainly go completely sane.

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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2014, 05:12:43 AM »
Well, there that.
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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2014, 08:52:27 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2014, 01:22:02 PM »
Got new tires! It's clouding up, it was sunny....
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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2014, 08:16:54 PM »
We should be good for a while. The rain stick is parked while I heal and collect parts for the repair.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2014, 10:14:08 PM »
Well we're on our second line of severe storms. The first line moved through at 6:30. This line is dumping a lot more rain.   
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« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2014, 06:48:59 AM »
Well we're on our second line of severe storms. The first line moved through at 6:30. This line is dumping a lot more rain.

Yup got it about 2am. Lost power for a while. Monday it did not rain. That was one in a row.  :twofinger: mother nature. If I wanted rain everyday I would move to the PNW.
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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2014, 09:23:23 AM »
Hey Max, Hows the rain today?
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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2014, 05:01:54 PM »
He must have sent it this way.


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« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2014, 08:52:05 PM »
Well we're on our second line of severe storms. The first line moved through at 6:30. This line is dumping a lot more rain.

Yup got it about 2am. Lost power for a while. Monday it did not rain. That was one in a row.  :twofinger: mother nature. If I wanted rain everyday I would move to the PNW.

It's been lovely here all week.   8)
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« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2014, 09:58:13 AM »
Well we're on our second line of severe storms. The first line moved through at 6:30. This line is dumping a lot more rain.

Yup got it about 2am. Lost power for a while. Monday it did not rain. That was one in a row.  :twofinger: mother nature. If I wanted rain everyday I would move to the PNW.

It's been lovely here all week.   8)

So I went west for better weather. Not the pacific, but Michigan. The weather here on the west side of the state has been grand. Will be here for another week, so here's hoping.
Oh, and roads are better too.
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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2014, 10:34:36 AM »
Well we're on our second line of severe storms. The first line moved through at 6:30. This line is dumping a lot more rain.

Yup got it about 2am. Lost power for a while. Monday it did not rain. That was one in a row.  :twofinger: mother nature. If I wanted rain everyday I would move to the PNW.

It's been lovely here all week.   8)

So I went west for better weather. Not the pacific, but Michigan. The weather here on the west side of the state has been grand. Will be here for another week, so here's hoping.
Oh, and roads are better too.


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« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2014, 07:36:21 PM »
Well we're on our second line of severe storms. The first line moved through at 6:30. This line is dumping a lot more rain.

Yup got it about 2am. Lost power for a while. Monday it did not rain. That was one in a row.  :twofinger: mother nature. If I wanted rain everyday I would move to the PNW.

It's been lovely here all week.   8)

So I went west for better weather. Not the pacific, but Michigan. The weather here on the west side of the state has been grand. Will be here for another week, so here's hoping.
Oh, and roads are better too.


Are you the Michigan version of R Doug??  You left and the sun came out.   :lol:   I've been out in the yard the past two days catching up on the cutting and trimming.  We really should have rented a baler for the grass.

I was starting to think so, but since I have been on west side, it's been great. Maybe I just need to move to the west coast permanent-like.
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« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2014, 07:51:45 PM »
I was in Michigan today (Buchanan)  and no rain ether.


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« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2014, 08:01:03 PM »
I was in Michigan today (Buchanan)  and no rain ether.


Max must of been far enough north to affect the weather.

I'm spending all next week at the dunes, so stay tuned. 3 days of no rain so far...NEW RECORD!!!!
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« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2014, 08:56:32 PM »
I was in Michigan today (Buchanan)  and no rain ether.


Max must of been far enough north to affect the weather.

I'm spending all next week at the dunes, so stay tuned. 3 days of no rain so far...NEW RECORD!!!!


Sleeping bear or Indiana dunes?
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« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2014, 03:26:48 PM »
I was in Michigan today (Buchanan)  and no rain ether.


Max must of been far enough north to affect the weather.

I'm spending all next week at the dunes, so stay tuned. 3 days of no rain so far...NEW RECORD!!!!


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« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2014, 04:49:10 AM »
 :bluduh:


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« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2014, 07:39:37 AM »
More rain expected here today. Maybe 3+ inches from this round...

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« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2014, 08:28:50 AM »
:bluduh:


Thunder and heavy rain woke me at 4AM.  Scratch riding the bike to work again today.  At least I got the grass cut and yard work mostly done over the weekend.


Wow that storm moved fast. It came through here at 1:00am.
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« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2014, 10:53:21 AM »
:bluduh:


Thunder and heavy rain woke me at 4AM.  Scratch riding the bike to work again today.  At least I got the grass cut and yard work mostly done over the weekend.


Wow that storm moved fast. It came through here at 1:00am.

Yup. Heavy rains 11pm, all done by 1am. Beautiful blues skies and 80's are the rule for the day.
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« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2014, 11:51:43 AM »
Tornado just north is my house by about a mile or so.  It but a local RV dealer and destroyed a lot of inventory.  We were fine.
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« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2014, 01:09:13 PM »

Tornado just north is my house by about a mile or so.  It but a local RV dealer and destroyed a lot of inventory.  We were fine.

Seen that on the news, what RV place? General? Lots of lighting and thunder in the Kalamazoo area.
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« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2014, 04:25:05 PM »

Tornado just north is my house by about a mile or so.  It but a local RV dealer and destroyed a lot of inventory.  We were fine.


Seen that on the news, what RV place? General? Lots of lighting and thunder in the Kalamazoo area.


Midway.  Pictures of damage:
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« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2014, 05:07:36 PM »
I stopped at the RV dealer on the way to the bbq. You were right in the path of that Clay had it touched down a little sooner. Glad to see it missed ya!

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« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2014, 10:10:37 PM »
Turns out I WAS right in the path.  It came right overhead but didn't touch down yet by my house.   :eek:  My house is right in line with all the damage- it was just further east of me.

A friend of mine is a pastor at a church in the neighborhood that got hit.  He called me about 7 and asked if I could help clear the driveway of one of his members.  7:30 we were cutting trees, and have a ways more to go tomorrow to clear the driveway.  I shot video on the way in- here it is:
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« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2014, 10:36:52 PM »
Clay, Sunday riding with some of the F.U.C.K.E.R.S. in S/W Wisconsin I think we were around Clyde Wi and it looked like a tornado went through that area. Trees down all over the place. Patches of pines that looked like someone came through with a chain saw and leveled every thing.   Some barns looked like they exploded. Only the frame was left. Also saw an overturned semi in a farm.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2014, 07:19:31 AM »
Hell of a storm last night too.

Supposed to go racing at Palos in a few weeks, but I'm thinking the race might just be scrapped for conditions if they don't get a chance to dry out.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2014, 08:30:23 AM »
North side didn't get hit as hard as you guys, but we got about 3/4 inch of rain in an hour .. . .. .
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2014, 10:02:59 AM »
How much rain did we get? I slept through it.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2014, 10:32:06 AM »
At the risk of encouraging him, I agree with Cookie.   "Bomber"

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Re: OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2014, 11:13:47 AM »
:popcorn:

My lawn has been drying up and turning brown down here. 
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Re: OMG - Enough with the rain already!
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2014, 11:38:46 AM »
:popcorn:

My lawn has been drying up and turning brown down here.

See what happens when you stop riding Doug  :bigsmile:

Have been digging on the rain of late, my pond is full again. level came up at least a foot. Has been going out the overflow pipe the last few days.