Stormy weather

Discussion in 'Races, Events & Group Rides' started by uncle_punk13, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    I'm just curious (and concerned) as to how all my brothers and sisters faired the big storms...? Is everyone okay? Did the Dimension Edge crew make it or did the flooding and downed trees prevent the journey out there?:eek:

  2. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    You, pals in Washington/Oregon ok?
  3. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    I agree. How is everybody?
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  4. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    It appears that that county (pacific) is still without power... I'll keep checking and all. Right now it's completely cut off from me- there are flood waters, downed trees, and nothing but detours... Otherwise I'd be on my way down with care packages.
  5. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    hey riffster! were alive , power just came on & the skies parted as dimension edge pulled into town. im driveing my service truck through town & i see this bus & trailer with big logo! i then banged on there door as they were cooking breakfast. i told em i was from mbc & they freaked as they couldnt find augies address as well as the cell phones being out . so i ran up to augies & told him they were here & where they were! so he boogied on down & hooked up with the crew from dimension edge & tested all they had to offer ! what a great bunch of guys!i of course had to work! anyway complete devastion here, 137 mph peak gusts for 2 days lots of rain & flooding. utility guys had some long hours on this one!god bless em!
  6. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Well, thats a big relief! Has everyone from Mbc been accounted for?
    Thanks for taking the time to fill us in Wavy. If there is anything we can do, let us know.
  7. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    hey doc! yes everybody still has all there fingers & toes! we still have no tv & have no idea what the rest of the world has herd about us. so many huge trees down, houses torn to shreds, everybody lost lots of stuff includeing all frozen foods gas ,very little from stores as supplies ran low qiuck! but everybody came togather as we americans do in times of strife!! lots of shelters & food to eat if you needed it! i was already prepared & made out well ! thanks all for your concern! the people in this room are the coolest!!
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    glad to hear you all survived :D
  9. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Good to hear ya'll are alive! How bad did you guys get hit ? Do any of you need anything? let us know if you do, I'll **** sure drive my service truck up to help out if needed.......Dave
  10. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Thanks Wavy- fer sure if anyone needs anything at all let us know, we'll get it there somehow!!!
  11. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    What a relief! Thanks for letting us know everyone is alright. Dittos on the support, let us know what you need.
  12. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Dang! I was watching clips of this flooding on youtube. The PNW really did get hit hard.
    Portions of I-5 were closed between Portland and Seattle! Yowzers!

    Glad you all got your fingers n' toes. :)
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  13. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Still closed. There is a 400 mile detour due to the damages and flooding... It was one H.E.!! of a storm!!!
  14. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    alive and well, and the bonds are stronger than ever :)

    and...we had us a 5-bike rally in the middle of a natural disaster...more later after i get caught up :cool:
  15. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Glad to hear it bro. Take yer time then let us know about it...
  16. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Doggonit Augie, see we were worried about ya'll and your just playing in the rain gutters!
    Go figure!
    Nah, just glad your all ok.
  17. Barret

    Barret Guest

    I'm just glad our Fearless Leader is OK, alive and well! Glad to see you made it through, Augi, and all you other cool people up there in the PNW. Again, I'm hoping to see all of you next summer!
  18. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    (as i post this, let's remember there are several thousand folks on the mainland who fared much worse than us, and who are still suffering)

    stormy weather, indeed!

    the peninsula being what it is (long, narrow, flat, north/south, seated at the outlet of the columbia river) we were hammered by the southerly winds. it doesn't take long for a falling tree to find a powerline in those conditions, and "regular" power-outages are a way of life up here.

    so, within an hour of the winds kicking up we were in the dark. we had the darkest dark there is, lights and no info from the "outside world" bet is to hunker down, light a candle, listen to the sound of freight-trains rolling up the road at you (gusts topping 120mph), & just admire the strength of mother nature doing her thing.

    about 3am, we lost the cel-tower, we were truly cut off. i'll explain more later about how that affected the visit from our Dimension Edge buddies. they were out there somewhere, and we had no way of finding each other

    next morning, cruzin came by in the car to check up on me and take me to the local grocers for supplies. at this point, because of downed trees, you had to drive 6 blocks to go 2.

    of the 2 main stores in town, one will always be operating at generator capacity during outages. uh-oh...that's when we learned the extent of our communications at all, meaning no access to plastic money. the store manager, a great friend, extended me personal credit so i could get a couple days worth of canned goods. i have a propane stove in my cottage, so cooking and warmth were still mine to enjoy (and share, if need be)...once i had basic supplies, my "crisis" was pretty much over.

    mirror, mirror, on the wall...what's the most versatile vehicle of them all? why, a motoredbike, of course!

    shane and i went our seperate ways for the day, to go on well-being checks of our friends. luckily, we both found everyone doing fine. what an adventure, tho...skirting trees and powerlines, going where others can't. i think i got more envious stares that morning than i'd ever had, it brought to mind early discussions we've had at MBc about catastrophe response of organized motoredbikers. by afternoon the roads had been cleared enuff so everyone had at least one route into town, but if that hadn't happened i was prepared to volunteer at the firehouse, willing to take backpacks of candles, water, etc into the isolated areas. thank goodness it wasn't needed, but food for future thought...

    more later today...we're still catching our breath around here :cool:
  19. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Augi, I'm so glad the silence is broken. Here we were worried and you were having an adventure of a lifetime. Augi the MBc Rescue Ranger. This will be a great stroy for MBc history. I hope you got some pictures.
  20. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    no pics, it wasn't logistically possible...i have an old floppy-access camera with a very short battery life. it's useless during an outage. however, the DE guys got some footage and pics, so we'll see that eventually.