· FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
I'll check weather forecasts and do some adjustments for big storms. Heavy rain doesn't bother me but winds that bring down trees and major lightning could make me reconsider.
I was waiting to see exactly that sort of thing. Fortunately, it never precipitated where I was at, though it was certainly dangerous IMO. I saw someone on something like a Silver Wing come south trying to hold on for dear life. I presume they simply had no other choice, or at least they thought they had no other choice. Like Clint Eastwood once said though, "Dyin' ain't much of a livin'!" :iagree:Like you _Edge, I too live in the Sonoran Desert, out in Vail actually.
For my response, I would need to clarify my two definitions of 'storms'.
From September to June, I will ride if the weather report states up to a 30% chance of rain. I might get a little wet. No biggie. Cold and wet is bad, but can otherwise be dealt with. Over 30%, I start to think about it.
From July through August, (our monsoon season) a 30% chance actually means that a third of the homes will loose shingles, a third of the trees will snap off at the ground and a third of the roads will be impassable due to raging floods and floating trees and roofs.
Given the weather in Tucson for the past week, I'm leaving the 'Strom at home. These ain't sprinkles, boys and girls. The weather station at DMAFB clocked 70 mph sustained winds for twenty minutes.
P.S. On Monday, my neighbors 50 foot porch and most of his roof was lifted up and flown 75 yards over to my place.
Our house looked like another house exploded in mid-air above it.