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Old 08-14-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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Hurricane Season - How many of you would evacuate on your motorcycle.

Hurricane season is here and if a strong hurricane comes our way, they may evacuate. A couple of years back here in Houston the city was evacuating and it was horrible. No gas, traffic jams, the worst. How many of you would evacuate on your bikes and make your way past traffic? It seems the easiest way but it also may be more dangerous. 4gal tank strapped to the back would be enough to get you far away. I remember being on 249 for two hours before I decided to turn around and drove home in five minutes!!

Of course if you have family here the obvious choice is to evacuate with them on four wheels. But if you're out here solo id leave on my bike, given you can get out of the city safely before the storm comes.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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We would probably ride the next one out like we did the others. Don't want to be out there on the highway when it hits...would rather be prepared and stay at home with guns loaded..
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We would probably ride the next one out like we did the others. Don't want to be out there on the highway when it hits...would rather be prepared and stay at home with guns loaded..
I also stayed for the other storms, but if ones strong enough to knock out the power for a few weeks and do some damage, id rather get out and take my chances with looters, id probably just take small valuables like jewelry. After all if you have insurance you're good. I went to New Orleans to help clean up for a few months and it was not a pretty sight.
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we will stay. 13,000 watts of generators, guns and ammo, plenty of water and enough food, the only thing that could be a pain is gasoline since i only have enough to store 15 gallons on top of what is in my generators.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:38 PM   #5
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id really like to do that actually. I live by myself in a small apt, so it would be just as prone to looting as any in the complex. Plus, i got renters ins.

I wonder if id come across coldhearted people blocking my way as I pass by them (in between lanes, or shoulder), or if the cops would try to stop me. Just cause some may get screwed in traffic, doesnt mean we all have to.
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evacuate. real men stay, get drunk, shot guns, make bomb food, and smoke tons of pot. O and and if you have a bike you go run laps around 610 bc all the have left town and the cops don't give a .
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:52 PM   #7
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O and and if you have a bike you go run laps around 610 bc all the have left town and the cops don't give a .
That there is also very tempting...
Evacuating on a bike would be fun, just because Id be evil laughing my off the whole way out, while everyone else is crawling at 5 mph.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:55 PM   #8
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That there is also very tempting...
Evacuating on a bike would be fun, just because Id be evil laughing my off the whole way out, while everyone else is crawling at 5 mph.
wtf, that icon is totally not what it looks like in the smiley list
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:56 PM   #9
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wtf, that icon is totally not what it looks like in the smiley list
gahr! i meant "" icon
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:58 PM   #10
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gahr! i meant "" icon
are you f*ing serious?... : l a u g h i n g 1
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What you do should depend on where you live. Near the coast, evacuate, in Houston, shelter in place, have lots of bottled water, batteries, lanterns, canned food. Wait to see how things develop and then decide if evacuation is necessary.

Since I live on one of the highest places in the Houston area, have great drainage and am 50 miles from the gulf, there is no reason to evacuate. During Ike, I didn't have power for 8 days and was just fine. I'd have been in greater danger on the road.
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I'd stay if only for the fact that the roads will be empty right after the storm... Time to ride
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evacuate. real men stay, get drunk, shot guns, make bomb food, and smoke tons of pot. O and and if you have a bike you go run laps around 610 bc all the have left town and the cops don't give a .
a very passionate response here !!!

im on the NW part of town, unlikely i'll ever evacuate unless we have some nuclea powered level 8 hurricane developed by the Russians coming our way.

and CIAO... you were having some serious smilely face issues earlier. is everything ok now, u calmed down??
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a very passionate response here !!!

im on the NW part of town, unlikely i'll ever evacuate unless we have some nuclea powered level 8 hurricane developed by the Russians coming our way.

and CIAO... you were having some serious smilely face issues earlier. is everything ok now, u calmed down??
yes, im fine, thanks. I guess should have made more use of the "edit" function.
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I could make it to El Paso on the ruckus with a 5 gallon can on the floor board.
Probably wouldn't go though.
Would be a good excuse to get out of town for a few days.
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id really like to do that actually. I live by myself in a small apt, so it would be just as prone to looting as any in the complex. Plus, i got renters ins.

I wonder if id come across coldhearted people blocking my way as I pass by them (in between lanes, or shoulder), or if the cops would try to stop me. Just cause some may get screwed in traffic, doesnt mean we all have to.





you would get nailed by the po-po or a door.......
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I saw a guy pushing his bike after int ran out of gas during Rita. Yeah, Im not taking the bike... it only has a 200 mile range.

I rode out IKE and would do it again. Plus, youhave the roads to yourself after everyone leaves!
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