Hardcore Rain Riders!

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by dan_s28, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. dan_s28

    dan_s28 Member

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    This past weekend I took the kids to Disney World in Orlando. I left Savannah, Georgia Friday morning at about 8:30 AM. The tropical storm (Fay) was still beating up Jacksonville some. The rain and wind really picked up when I hit Brunswick, GA all the way through the other side Jacksonville.

    You would think there would be no one on the road, but I saw many bikes! I could not believe it. I saw some around Brunswick and thought they were crazy, then saw some in Jacksonville also. I would guess between south GA to Daytona on Friday maybe 20 to 30 bikes total that I noticed in the northbound lane. There were wind gust of, maybe 40MPH - 50MPH and sustained of maybe 20mph?

    What do you guys think about that? Any of you on the road Friday, down there?
    Hated passing all the stores in Daytona and not being able to stop.

    Was a great trip but a little wet.

    -Dan
     
  2. YmmitHD

    YmmitHD Active Member

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    They must of been 105th bound and determined!:mgun "Getting there come hell or high water".
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    That is what is wrong with having schedules and reservations. You gotta be there. I have ridden in the rain, proved that I can and now I don't have to ride in the rain if I don't have a schedule.
     
  4. dan_s28

    dan_s28 Member

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    I agree with you guys, but this was a tropical storm!
    I'm military (army) so I think you should ride in rain or sun.
    Umbrellas are for the air force!

    -Dan
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Hey, I'm Air Force, what do you mean by that?:D
     
  6. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

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    I was riding Friday down in south GA. I rode from Ashburn to Macon and back (work). I have only drove my truck 3 time in the past 4 months and 2 of the times was because I had to go by and pick up a bunch of crap for the house. Just throw on a good rain suit and take off.
     
  7. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Yeah, us Air Force guys never fly in the rain to get you Army guys where you need to be or bring you supplies!
     
  8. dan_s28

    dan_s28 Member

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    Wondered if that would get a rise from any air force.
    I was active air force, before going active army...
    4 yrs at Randolph AFB, jet engnie mech... back in... 89 - 93

    -Dan
    (GA Army nat. guard now)
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Hey Doc

    Where would they be without us AF guys, they would be eating bugs and throwing rocks :lolrolling

    Dan, you worked on those butane lighter planes, I did the 119 box cars and 124 globe masters :D (3350 & 4360 P&W engines)
     
  10. dan_s28

    dan_s28 Member

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    Yeah,
    The J-69 Engine (T37) is like a lawn mower engine. Others were J-85(T38). Not very exciting....I was "In-Shop" also, so boring unless those nights I got to go out to test-cell.
    But yes I am grateful to the pilot who fly me! Espeicially the C17 > out of baghdad pilots... they are my favorites :)

    Hey combat controllers and etacs(or tac-ps) are kick ass too!

    -Dan