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The Cruelest of Mother Nature(9 posts)

The Cruelest of Mother NatureEJC
May 19, 2002 7:15 AM
So I sit here, looking out my office window, on May 19, looking at SNOW. It has been HORRID the last two weeks.

We have not had any wamr temps in two weeks, and have had snow and icy rain on and off.

As wonderful as it is here, I am VERY discouraged. I haven't had a decent ride in what seems forever, and I am succesfully eating like a pig on the route to growing my a$$ into a helipad.

EJC
re: The Cruelest of Mother Naturearslan - just got a TCR 2 -
May 19, 2002 7:42 AM
Same here,
Hmm.. I'm looking out my window right now, it's all cloudy and the trees are barely hanging on,
I go to the local weather website - temperature: 6, wind: 37km/h
And this was suppose to be a great long weekend with my dream TCR 2!
..sucks!
re: The Cruelest of Mother NatureCarbon fiber fanatik
May 19, 2002 3:14 PM
I'm with ya there...*hands over the oreo's*... its may 19th and it was snowing today. I finished building my new bike 3 weeks ago, when i finally got to take it out on its maiden voyage, i was frozen stiff when i got back, not too mention snot rocket icicles... The bike? she was perfect, no complaints...
Same herefirstrax
May 19, 2002 4:47 PM
Here's what greeted me Saturday morning (may 18)in New Hampshire.
I wish mother nature would throw me a frik'n bone.
Same hereWoof the dog
May 19, 2002 11:18 PM
it was definitely a snowstorm while driving down. You could easily go skiing on an old pair.

hehehe
Woof the wooly 'moth
Please step away from the ice creamKristin
May 20, 2002 6:42 AM
I feel your pain. I had to go dig through storage on Satuday to find my car scraper. I think I've ridden once a week for the past month. UGH! However I was consoled after caressing my plane ticket to Oakland for a few moments. I leave tomorrow morning. Last night I checked the weather. Its cold there too, and will be cold there until Wednesday. THEN, on Friday I will be camping on Mt. Shasta...hopefully not in the snow!
Are you climbing?PhatMatt
May 20, 2002 8:05 AM
Are you going to be climbing Shasta or just going for a nice camping trip?
Somewhere in betweenKristin
May 20, 2002 9:41 AM
Considering that my idea of high elevation is 2,200 feet above sea level; I'm not making any ambitious goals. If I understand correctly, we'll be sleeping at 6800 feet and probably on snow. So I'm hoping for a couple day hikes with some 500' gains. (The Bunny Flat and Sand Flat Trails look fun, but I'm not sure I can talk my hike partner into a 1000 foot gain.) I'd love to do a the full climb sometime...seems like a fun goal.

Do you know where I can get info on altitude sickness? I'd like to understand whats going on when I start puking my guts out on Friday night.
Somewhere in betweenPhatMatt
May 20, 2002 12:09 PM
There are a few mountaineering books that cover it. If my memory serves me a book called freedom of The Hills, published by a company called the Mountaineers coves it pretty good. Look for anything that references AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness, or else Adima(sp). I just did a search on google for Acute Mountain Sickness. Here is one of the links that is pretty good. http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/safety/altitude.html

I am envous, I want to go climb the mountain since the first time I saw it from the air about 2 years ago. Just can not find the time w/ my climbing buddies.

Hell just start on one of the longer hikes, and before you now it you will be at 9000 feet.