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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:39 am

Hurricane Gustav. The local weather station's wet dream. This weekend I helped my family buckle down the house to prepare for the storm. This is one man of a storm and since Katrina, most people are taking precaution to safeguard their livelihood.

Me and a few of my friends are planning on making a 4 wheeler ride out in the Bonne Carre spillway on monday. I know this may seem crazy, but a little wind and rain won't hurt. The only problem is that we'll be going against the contraflow of the new orleans evacuation to get there.

Anyone else getting ready? Theres gotta be a few spudders beside Mark that live on the gulf coast in the ever so frightening "cone of uncertainty"
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Unread postAuthor: drex » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:48 am

that sucks man, i hope its not as bad as last year, the worst i ever git is the tropical storms left over from them. some times people evacuate to my town, and live at my school till the hurricane passes.
wish you the best of luck
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:53 am

I say bring it on as well...will just mean more rainfall in the southeast, which we could use.
Have fun but be careful down there. Say hello to "the Oprah" for me when she makes her requisite visit to the area... :roll: :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: daxspudder » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:09 am

I lived in pensacola during Ivan, Dennis, and katrina... had two houses destroyed.... but if you want fun in high winds, get a long board(skateboard) a 12' 2x4 a 8' 2x4 a 1' 2x4 and some screws/nails... put the 1' 2x4 right behind the front wheels and screw/nail it firmly in place, then make a giant cross out of the other two pieces... firmly strap a blanket to the cross..... to use, place the base of the cross behind the board attached to the skatboard... face away from the wind, and if you come off the ground, or go faster than the bearings will allow(which eventually you will) let go(dont attach the cross to the board)... me and some buddies were doing this in 130+mph winds... after some trial and error getting started, we discovered that about 30 seconds of uninterrupted travel will get you going fast enough to cause the grease in the bearings to catch fire... at about 80 miles an hour... it was fun until one of us got road rash on 50% of his body and no ambulance could possibly arrive for 6 hours, and even then the debris prevented any chance of them coming after that... good times...
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:16 am

Heh, I love living in Canada at times like this. I saw a show about a supervolcano, and apparently, it just misses eastern Canada.


I'll grab my looting shovel :D
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:35 am

Makes me glad I live in mediocre England.
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Unread postAuthor: trollhameran » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:15 am

Ive never even felt any of the so called "earthquakes" that have apparently happened in England, we just get rain :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:23 am

i'm always asleep when the earthquakes occur :D and i think i'd rather have a little rain, than a hurricane (LOL that rhymes :D )
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Unread postAuthor: scianiac » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:52 am

Up in the northeast states all we get snow. All snow really does is get school canceled every once in a while.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:04 am

I think that where I live (Maryland) is perfect, we occasionally get the leftovers of hurricanes, but they are rarely enough for people to evacuate. We also get snow in the winter, so that means school gets canceled every once in a while. (a few years back we had 3 feet of snow, school was closed for a whole week 8) )
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:09 am

starman wrote:I say bring it on as well...will just mean more rainfall in the southeast, which we could use.
Have fun but be careful down there. Say hello to "the Oprah" for me when she makes her requisite visit to the area... :roll: :roll:


:lol: Will do. If New Orleans floods again, I'm going to go down there and start swimming around and maybe she'll give me some free crap too...
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:37 am

MaxuS the 2nd wrote:Makes me glad I live in mediocre England.

Woo, give it up for mediocre! :D

@daxspudder: Simple solution to grease catching fire - use silicon grease, practically fireproof, you could take a blowtorch to it and it wouldn't go up.

Very useful on air rifle seals, because it can't diesel.
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Unread postAuthor: stevenarroyo » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:37 am

damn man that sucks u have to leave i live in Florida.
i wish i can go with u on that ride me and my dad has 2 Honda trx 400ex and would to do something like that.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:11 am

Good luck with the storm.
TurboSuper wrote:Heh, I love living in Canada at times like this. I saw a show about a supervolcano, and apparently, it just misses eastern Canada.


I'll grab my looting shovel :D

Do you live in eastern Canada? What Province?
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Unread postAuthor: brogdenlaxmiddie » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:24 am

I would kinda want to go and do some offroading after the hurricane.... Can you say MAJOR MUD HOLES!?! (aka new orleans :D)
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