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Okay, who rode Isabel? If you did not, do you intend to do so later? Please post pics. nm(8 posts)

Okay, who rode Isabel? If you did not, do you intend to do so later? Please post pics. nmKristin
Sep 19, 2003 5:37 AM
i didSteve_0
Sep 19, 2003 5:49 AM
it was about 12 foot. Really sloppy; regular washing machine. Impossible to get out; had to pier jump or jettyjump. Not many good rides

Wind switched around this morning, should wall up a bit and be clean by this afternoon; should be a lot of fun. Probably be dead by late tomorrow or sunday if the wind doesnt calm down soon.
LOL. It took me a minute. nmKristin
Sep 19, 2003 5:59 AM
I'm Married and the Bible says,lotterypick
Sep 19, 2003 7:01 AM
If thou art married....don't ride Isabel, nor intend to later.
does Wednesday afternoon count?tarwheel
Sep 19, 2003 8:37 AM
I rode on my regular group ride late Wednesday afternoon as Isabel was approaching NC, and we were definitely getting some of the outer winds. Only 6 people showed up for the ride. The wind was very steady and unrelenting, but not too bad if you were at the back of the paceline. Riding by myself to the start of the ride I averaged 14.8 mph over 10 miles. In the group ride, we averaged 20.2 mph. I mooched a ride home with one of my friends.

Seriously, you have never lived through a hurricane if you have to ask a question like that. You do not ride a bike during the full brunt of a hurricane or even a tropical storm. It's dangerous to even drive. When a storm like that is in progress, the winds are unrelenting with occasional gusts that are much higher. Add to that the rain coming down in near horizontal sheets and branches and other debris being blown around, and it's hard to even walk outside.
So much you know. I've lived thru 3.Kristin
Sep 19, 2003 8:43 AM
Of course I wasn't encouraging dangerous behavior. And I'm sure people have enough common sense to stay indoors when trees are falling over, but there are times during approarch, retreat, and possible an eye, when it might be fun to ride around. Certainly its a better mode of transportation AFTER the storm than your car would be.
excuse me for being presumptuoustarwheel
Sep 19, 2003 9:37 AM
I didn't think you got hurricanes up in Chicago. ... I figured your question was in jest, but for those who haven't lived through a hurricane, it ain't just like riding in a big rainstorm. It actually can be dangerous right after a storm as well because of downed power lines, debris on the road, flooding, etc. I'm hoping it will be safe to ride by tomorrow.
I didn't, but..Beaver
Sep 19, 2003 8:54 AM
there was some tv footage here in Raleigh of a guy trying to ride a beach cruiser through 2+ feet of water. He had to dismount and start pushing. Now that's hardcore!

This was my 5th hurricane. I've been through one hurricane and one tropical storm in Nags Head and it wasn't fun.

I won't ride today as there is too much debris on the road. My street is covered in leaves and small limbs, as were most of the roads on my drive into work today. I'll let the cars push it off the road before I go out. I don't want to ride in traffic and have to dodge debris on the shoulder, that is not a recipe for fun. Might have to take the mountain bike out instead.

I hope those folks who took the brunt of the storm are ok. Because of the lack of power and infrastructure in eastern NC, the reports are coming in slowly.