Is everyone OK?

Is everyone OK?

Postby Lark2004 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:23 pm

Just checking to see how everyone faired in yesterdays strom.

We lost power but it was restored about 6 hours later, which seems to be pretty quick in relation to how long some were out for, and also in light of some still not having any power.....

Luckily we didn't suffer any property damage, I just saw the news reports on what happened to The Gap :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby chris641 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:30 pm

Sat under the cover and watched it... didn't cop it too bad out here. My car was outside so im glad that it didnt get any hail damage. All in all quite lucky
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Re: Is everyone OK?

Postby uncle arthur » Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:34 pm

Lark2004 wrote:Just checking to see how everyone faired in yesterdays strom.

We lost power but it was restored about 6 hours later, which seems to be pretty quick in relation to how long some were out for, and also in light of some still not having any power.....

Luckily we didn't suffer any property damage, I just saw the news reports on what happened to The Gap :shock: :shock: :shock:


Climate change anyone? Anyone? Anyone?
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Postby Lark2004 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:17 pm

I don't think so....... I saw houses and motels de-roofed in the Ascot/Hamilton area back in 85. That was one hell of a storm too..... but I really don't think you pin this on climate change.
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Postby uncle arthur » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:29 pm

My sister and brother-in-law's house (Keperra) got damaged in this storm - so I don't wish misfortune on anyone, but we'll just have to wait and see how many and how severe storms there are over the course of the summer
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Postby Lark2004 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:46 pm

hmmm, I guess we will.
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Postby beauyboy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:30 pm

I'm all good the CBD and New Farm missed the worst.
It was one hell of a storm though and very fast moving.

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Postby Max » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:56 pm

Four sets of downed power lines in our suburb = power out for 14 hours. No damage to our house or cars though, so happy about that. I didn't see the reports about The Gap, but having grown up there, I can only imagine the damage.

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Postby winona_rider » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:05 pm

bike paths = mud paths around my home this morning.
yuk.
the pedestrians walking to work had taken off their shoes...
craziness.

took me an hour to clean my bike. and its still a bit dirty
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Postby StaceyB » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:10 pm

Some poor girls living across from Northey St City Farm had to bucket water out of their cars (however i dont know if they realised they were all in their pj's)...

Where i live is fine, no problems... (Northside - near newmarket)

Friend had his car crushed by a tree...
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Postby winona_rider » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:17 pm

StaceyB wrote:Some poor girls living across from Northey St City Farm had to bucket water out of their cars (however i dont know if they realised they were all in their pj's)...

Where i live is fine, no problems... (Northside - near newmarket)

Friend had his car crushed by a tree...


yeah - i live just a few streets from northey. my street got flooded too - but i live on a bit of a hill...it was just bizarre waking up and seeing the water line a metre up people's fences...
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Postby StaceyB » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:36 pm

yeah - i live just a few streets from northey. my street got flooded too - but i live on a bit of a hill...it was just bizarre waking up and seeing the water line a metre up people's fences...


yeah it was up to the bus shelter seats... looks pretty hardcore. downey park also looked pretty wet... il be happy when they fix the ICB because its really stuffing up traffic... apparently 11 megalitres of water in the ICB, so might take a little time...

Just found this link http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/ph ... 84134.html
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Postby beanspropulsion » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:43 pm

Took me over 2 hours to get across town today (from Geebung to Darra).

Went through town due to ICB being closed and then just sat on the Centenary motorway for ages due to flooding. If I had of known before I set out I would of gone the long way around.

Annoying thing was sitting there and seeing all the cyclists whizz by on the bikeway! I was so jealous.
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Postby winona_rider » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:15 pm

UPDATE! winona rider = late victim of flood.
came off my bike rounding into victoria street from northey.
ow! nice even layer of mud was my undoing
low speed crashes = good (well as good as yr gonna get)
high speed crashes = bad
shoulder = v sore.
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Postby Pax » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:42 pm

winona_rider wrote:UPDATE! winona rider = late victim of flood.
came off my bike rounding into victoria street from northey.
ow! nice even layer of mud was my undoing
low speed crashes = good (well as good as yr gonna get)
high speed crashes = bad
shoulder = v sore.
:(


You've been having a bad run lately with your fight with the metal cage a couple of weeks back and now the mud wrestling :(
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Postby winona_rider » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:40 pm

Pax wrote:
winona_rider wrote:UPDATE! winona rider = late victim of flood.
came off my bike rounding into victoria street from northey.
ow! nice even layer of mud was my undoing
low speed crashes = good (well as good as yr gonna get)
high speed crashes = bad
shoulder = v sore.
:(


You've been having a bad run lately with your fight with the metal cage a couple of weeks back and now the mud wrestling :(


tell me about it.
i thought the mud wrestling i did on this morning's commute was enough!

can i just say - alcohol, specifically 4 vodkas and coke makes pain so much better. at least for a while.

LOL

pax: looking fwd to your report!!!!!
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Postby chris641 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:26 pm

Suddenly beginning to regret my decision to ride with you on Sunday :P will I survive?
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Postby Lark2004 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:51 pm

where abouts are you riding?
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Postby chris641 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:52 pm

Lark2004 wrote:where abouts are you riding?


Probably going for a crack up Mt Mee. You're welcome to join. You too Tim.
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Postby Lark2004 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:40 pm

what time and which way are you going to get there?
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Postby winona_rider » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:48 pm

my shoulder is still a bt sore from mah crash.
looks like next week instead.
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Postby winona_rider » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:54 pm

in OTHER news - How totalled is brisbane ATM?
i went for a tiny slow ride today to get my strength back and WOW! Brisbane is pwn'd. broken branches, sticks, various debris literally everywhere. My street got flooded, as did my band room. and i have a massive fallen tree (care of my neighbour) in my backyard that killed my hills hoist, our fence and at least 3 of my trees and i felt special, but it is pretty typical of the western and inner northern.

i am taking corners so slow. so scared of mud and dirt. i am suddenly a massive pussy. it sucks. hopefully i get my awsmness back soon.
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Postby Max » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:22 am

Found this on my ride the other day. The whole path was trashed, mud an inch deep, branches and dreck everywhere. There was even a footbridge that was barely on its foundations anymore, as the creek below it had pounded it with downed trees and mud etc.

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After getting off my bike, walking past the tree, and going up the path beyond the bridge, I decided it was safer to ride home on main roads. :)

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Postby beauyboy » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:38 pm

Max Have you rung that througth to the Council Call center for repair?

Where is that bridge?

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Postby winona_rider » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:43 pm

beauyboy wrote:Max Have you rung that througth to the Council Call center for repair?

Where is that bridge?

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stafford?
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