Monday, May 26, 2008

Storms....

A-1 Vacationland....
Father in Law's house....
Lots of trees down....
This one took the power line down but didn't break the wires....
Hail stone....
It looks like a small tornado ran parallel to the one that hit Parkersburg and New Hartford. Right down Dunkerton Road for about 3 miles. Lots of trees down, semi trailers flipped over at the paper recycler, and quite a bit of damage to the RVs at A-1. The farms on the north edge of the airport look like they got hit pretty hard. It took half of one Morton building and spread it to the east for about a mile, all the way to Wagner Road. The barn at the farm across the road had the steel roofing ripped off of the leeward side and spread for about a mile. Power poles are laying on their sides for about a mile along Wagner. My uncle lives on Wagner, about a mile south of Dunkerton Road and didn't appear to get much more than the 93 mph winds they clocked at the airport, which adjoins the west edge of his property. We're about 3 miles south of the airport and barely got any wind or rain at all. Weird.
Rode to Hudson and back this morning. It's gorgeous outside right now. I met Super Saul along the Ansborough trail as I was coming back into town. He was heading south to check the new chain and his final adjustments on his Gary Fisher 29er before heading out for next weekend's Dirty Kanza 200 mile gravel race over in Kansas. Fat Albert, G-Ted, and Craig Severson from Europa are all going over to race the gravel also. Have fun, guys! Many different set-ups from these guys.... G-Ted and Craig are running SS 29ers, Fat Albert is running his Motobecane CX bike, and Super is rolling his full suspension, geared Fisher 29er. Says he "want's comfort".... I'm with ya on that!
I guess Jackal stopped by to see if I wanted to ride with him today but I was already gone. :(
That's it for now.
Ride safe.
Peace out, yo!




5 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

That trailer park got torn up. Hopefully nobody was hurt.

9:51 PM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

Watching the news last night, I was amazed by the intensity of the damage there in Iowa. I just can't imagine what it must be like to ride that out and then face the destruction afterwards.
Glad to see your local area damage was limited.

7:46 AM  
Blogger B I D W E L L said...

Honked at you and Super Saul on the hiway. You guys are animals!

9:25 AM  
Blogger weak and feeble said...

yikes- stay safe out there- 93mph wind, that's nuts- I wonder if you could even hang on to the bike if that were a steady tail wind!

DEA

1:31 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

chris....
that was our local rv dealer's storage lot. he's insured :)

oldman....
it was amazing to see what old ma nature can do in about 30 seconds. she can be brutal. quite a few of the homes that got hit this time had been damaged or destroyed by a tornado that took almost the same path in 2000. they officially classified this one as an f5, with winds in excess of 200 mph. i rode my r1 on the track at brainerd a few years back at 191 and i can tell you, that's a lot of wind. the reality of it is, this one could have been much worse as far as loss of life. brutal.

jeremy....
yeah, we heard you honking and looked around but you were gone!

dea....
a 93 mph tailwind might be kinda cool on a bike, as long as there was no debris in the air or curves in the road. or cows :)

9:51 PM  

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