Some are taking a real hit because of this hot, dry spell. But, if the rains could hold off and the heat could stay around till after the Rally, folks might stop complaining how hot it was in Bloomsburg.
This is like deja vu. I really would like to go but I ride for fun and not for misery. It'll be a last second decision. Last year I decided not to go and I was happy with my decision.
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.... we must be nuts! '92 K1100.... two up..... about 2,300 miles....SS1000 to rally....on the cusp of being senior citizens..... camping on site.... is there some sort of special award for the mere survival nature of such a venture? - Bob
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Thanks to tropical storm Debbie we got 30" of rain last month in N Florida. Our 2 year drought has ended. If you are concerned about rain make sure the tent you buy has 2 walls and a ground cloth. If I'm traveling and it rains or the temp is over 95deg a motel is my first choice. Otherwise the tent is used. I will be traveling to Copperas Cove, TX from Jax, FL and then to Sedalia, MO. The trip promises to be a hot one and some rain will probably be most welcome. Ride Safe
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I rode through a flood of rain from Pensacola to the West through Baton Rouge one afternoon. WOW did it rain, my mesh held none out either and I did not care getting real wet. 30mph on the Interstate 10 was all one could do. I hear Sedalia has much more resbit from the heat, with all its a/c buildings. We did not have that in Bloomsburg or much less of it. I will hit my tent way late with portable fan I just bought. 2AA batteries work it for a while anyways. Rubber blades so I don't kill myself with my fan. Randy
Just for info:
Temperature will hit 107 today(07/07/12) in Sedalia, MO with heat warnings.
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Rooms are not available within a reasonable distance to provide A/C. Another reason the Nationals Should either be held in the higher elevations or spring or fall. Lets think about the health of the membership not to mention the discomfort.
Salem next year will be somewhat better. At least the nights will be cool.
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Back to the low 90's tomorrow and next week . . .
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