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My first TTT!!! And I didn't lose!(5 posts)

My first TTT!!! And I didn't lose!Elena
Jul 21, 2001 11:22 AM
That's Tornado Time Trial. I was finishing up a metric century on country roads early this afternoon. I'd noticed some dark "haze" ahead that kept getting darker, but it didn't occur to me that there was serious weather. An SUV slowed down to tell me that there are tornadoes in the area. Oh, crap!! I'd checked the weather report this morning and they said that there wouldn't be any storms until possibly this evening. I was 2 miles from home and in the middle of corn fields, so I kicked it in. Made it home 5 minutes before the predicted arrival time of the storm.

It was nice of the SUV people to tell me I guess, but why did they leave me there?

re: My first TTT!!! And I didn't lose!Car Magnet
Jul 21, 2001 1:30 PM
Do you look like Judy Garland and have a dog named Toto? Just kiddin.
I guess the people in the SUV weren't Boy Scouts. Sheesh, talk about concern for your fellow human. Anyway,glad you made it home on time. BTW I never trust the weathermen, they are wrong half the time, still keep their jobs and get paid well to boot. Good work if you can get it.
What city do you live in ?Andy
Jul 21, 2001 9:21 PM
Your post brings back memories of the good 'ol days when I lived in central Missouri aka tornado alley. I'm lucky I don't have to deal with tornados any more... just earthquakes and avalanches.
South central MichiganElena
Jul 22, 2001 2:11 PM
I lived in Nebraska for 5 years. Watching the evening weather warnings there is better than a soap opera - it isn't a question of IF severe weather will hit, it's a question of WHERE. My friends there would keep doing their outside activities (like roofing a house) if the tornadoes they saw were to the east or northeast. I'm more chicken and spent many evenings in the basement.

Severe weather is unusual in Michigan, especially at 1 in the afternoon. You can tell you're right in the path of bad weather when the forecaster on the Weather Channel names your town of 1800 inhabitants.

Do they make those weather warning radios with a handlebar mount??

Weather radio ???Andy
Jul 22, 2001 9:15 PM
I have one of those weather radios but it's the size of a walkie-talkie. Just going back and reading your post gives me chills. I'll probably dream of large hail and damaging winds tonight.