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Old 06-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #13161
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Epic wind is epic. Top down when all hell breaks loose is not fun. Tree branches flying into my passenger seat while I'm driving is not fun. Dodging trash dumpsters while racing home, however, is fun. Like mother nature's version of autocross. I am really pissed though that the late model stock car race at my local track was cancelled. I've been waiting all week for it and even had to take off from work.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:04 PM   #13162
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The gov. of Virginia declared a state of emergency, also not fun.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #13163
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Dodging trash dumpsters while racing home, however, is fun. Like mother nature's version of autocross.
Haha. Man, it sounds like you guys are damn near experiencing a proper Florida-style hurricane out there.

Amusing and tangentially-related sidebar: They're doing some construction near where I live, and yesterday they placed a bunch of cones rather widely-spaced and needlessly far from the curb, to protect an area in which absolutely nothing was being done.

I got a thumbs-up from one of the workers when I proceeded to treat this as an impromptu slalom.

This morning, they've spaced the cones much more closely together, and much nearer to the curb. As I was on my bike, I treated them as a slalom anyway.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:55 PM   #13164
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Epic wind is epic. Top down when all hell breaks loose is not fun. Tree branches flying into my passenger seat while I'm driving is not fun. Dodging trash dumpsters while racing home, however, is fun. Like mother nature's version of autocross. I am really pissed though that the late model stock car race at my local track was cancelled. I've been waiting all week for it and even had to take off from work.
we got that ---- storm last night, i was also caught with the top down. did you get the gust topping 80mph, i think they clocked 82mph. my car looks like somebody mowed their lawn into it...
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #13165
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Scored an almost new Arai GP5k w/ HANS clips thingies for €300 today. Now all I need is a nomex thong and I'm all set
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:43 PM   #13166
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we got that ---- storm last night, i was also caught with the top down. did you get the gust topping 80mph, i think they clocked 82mph. my car looks like somebody mowed their lawn into it...
Yeah I heard that the winds were upwards of 80mph and even heard talk of a few tornados touching down in my area. I still don't have power. I've been crashing at my friend's place all last night and all day today.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:13 PM   #13167
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we here in FL got our share last week with tornados all over my county (palm beach) im just we get more.. its good for business and chases away all the snowbirds
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you eastcoast folks are sure helping me cope with the fact im being sent to Norfolk VA and somewhere else in Georgia for a tour.... thanks.
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Light breeze is scary
That's cool.

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Old 07-01-2012, 02:09 AM   #13170
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Double post.

You northerners are really cute with your talk of bad weather.

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Old 07-01-2012, 03:12 AM   #13171
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WTF when did Pusha get unbanned?
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WTF when did Pusha get unbanned?
It's a repetitive cycle, kind of like Flora "buying" expensive cars and then revealing that some last-minute hitch prevented the transaction from going through.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:20 AM   #13173
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you eastcoast folks are sure helping me cope with the fact im being sent to Norfolk VA and somewhere else in Georgia for a tour.... thanks.
Don't be hating on the 757. Once you get there check out vadriven.
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Not having power in 100*F weather kinda sucks.
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Unrelated to Braineack's whining:

Oi Unit 3 has begun restart! The first reactor to be brought back online in Japan since the country-wide shutdown last year is expected to reach full criticality later today (which is Monday in Japan) and will back back on the grid by Wednesday.

Hundreds of protesters turned out to criticize the event, claiming that they'd prefer to live in the 19th century.

Unit 4 is scheduled for restart on July 14.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #13176
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Double post.

You northerners are really cute with your talk of bad weather.
at least you got a little heads up and had time to evacuate and tie your **** down.


we got "20% chance of thunderstorms"

and then 11 tornadoes and 80+ mph winds knocked over a bunch of trees. a little hard to prepare for that.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:53 PM   #13177
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I'm gonna pretend I didn't read that.
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We are selling our 6 acre lot and moving our stuff (horses, tractors, trucks) to my dads girlfriends new house. Its a sweet house and the money from our land/barn will be used to make a badass shop at her place (insulated, floor heat, AC in a few bays, and an apartment for me). I grew up out here and ended up saving it though dads divorce these last few years. Ever since this decision was made, my back teeth have been hurting in the morning. Nervous much?

Oh, I'm also getting back into the nursing program after being 2 points shy of passing 3rd semester last fall (had 293 points, needed 295).
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Not having power in 100*F weather kinda sucks.
You'd find me in the back of the truck in high idle with the AC on sleeping at night... Or crashed out at the hospital in a corner somewhere.

Speaking of which, Maybe its time to invest in a PTO powered generator...
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I'm gonna pretend I didn't read that.
You must not have. It doesn't say this was our Katrina.


It said we didn't get a few days of warning. There wasn't even time to ignore warnings.
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