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Re: [RC] all weather riding - Tina Hicks

And sometimes this kind of weather happens at a ride and we are dumb
enough to ride in it :-p My very first ride was that ill-fated Bankhead
ride in '95 in weather just like this. As we started the ride, a tree was
struck by lightening in camp not far from where we were all standing - we
trotted off to the sounds of that tree falling. Two tornados did some 
pretty fair damage just a few miles from where we were riding that day.

I am all for toughing it out and riding in most any weather but I'll never
ride out in weather like *that* again. It's one thing if you get caught in
it - can't do much about that. But to start in the middle of it was pretty
stupid :-p

Tina in Huntsville, AL with 6" of rain, a flooded downtown, and 3 
tornadoes that touched down around us this AM

On Tue, 6 May 2003 rides2far@xxxxxxxx wrote:

For all of you who miss the good ol' tough days of "really" doing
endurance, (never complaining about weather which only *enhanced* your
 experience) you should come on out here right now. I thought of you
all this morning as I waded through the standing water amidst lightning
flashes, during a tornado warning to feed. The bad part of it is that
most of the weather hitting here in Chattanooga is moving right on east
to the site of the Biltmore ride. They said parts of TN will get 5 to 8

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[RC] all weather riding, rides2far