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Most likely our last tour

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:26 pm
by TWrenn
What a gorgeous day today was. 74, bright blue skies, another perfect picnic tour. At least to start. We toured about an hour to one of our favorite local Wineries, shot the breeze for about an hour, then the severe storm watch hit my phone so we decided to head for home which was of course about an hour drive. What a difference 3 hours makes! The pics tell it all. If I can post them "in order"! Stsrted at our Club Pres. house, the storm pic was a mile from my home. I just made it in time.

Re: Most likely our last tour

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:43 pm
by George House
Hopefully its only your last tour of the season. Beautiful pictures ! Thanks for sharing them. Yep, its fixin to get a mite cooler. Winterize your touring and roadsters then drive the sedan w/o floorboards this winter.🤪

Re: Most likely our last tour

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:06 pm
by Norman Kling
It is really getting cold! Today it was only about 68! For the last 3 months it has been between 80 and 105 all day. We finally have the AC off! They even predict rain Sunday and Monday! First rain since May. We usually have tours all year around here. I had to put my pajama top on last night and pull on one blanket! Next thing we might need to close the bedroom window! Do you suppose we are going into another Ice Age? :lol:
Norm

Re: Most likely our last tour

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:40 pm
by walber
Joys of the midwest. Talked to my brother-in-law in central Kansas - High today was 82 but they project it will be in the low 20's by tomorrow morning. Another Kansas "hold my beer" kind of day. He really likes the small town and the weather and chiggers just give him something to complain about.

Re: Most likely our last tour

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:06 pm
by Steve Jelf
When I sat down to chow at a quarter after five yesterday the thermometer outside the kitchen window read 84º. When I got up this morning it was 42º and didn't get above 45º all day. Welcome to Kansas. Early spring here can be pretty dramatic too. :)

Re: Most likely our last tour

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:30 am
by TWrenn
Thanks George! Ya, hopefully just the last tour of the season. My heart did stop for a moment on the trip over to the winery, as this stupid idiot in a big silver Ram truck decided we weren't going fast enough, passed up all of us in a "double" no-passing zone, crammed in between the car ahead of me and the lead car. Then, just as they were in the bottom of the hilly no passing zone, he elects to PASS the lead car with NO ability to see if anyone was coming the other way! @%$#@!!! Stupid Friking idiot. It could have been the last tour ever for our lead guy and his passenger. I've had this happen to me a dozen times or more this season. Worst ever.

Anyway...re the temps, yep Steve, same here...78 yesterday, 42 right now. Nothing like good ol' Northern Ohio weather.
Norm....we actually are entering an ice age, along with all this drought. I think it was the venerable Marv Konrad recently sent me an excellent email about this scientists FACTS supporting this, over centuries, and explaining how the weather is in several 172 year cycles, and guess what, we're entering, or already in (can't remember now) year 172!! This really put it into perspective, and made sense. And left the politics out of it.

Re: Most likely our last tour

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:17 am
by Tlman
Hey Tim,
Enjoyed this post, and it kinda warmed me up a little in western Canada where we are snow covered and frozen. Brought back memories for me as 2 years ago I had a wonderful visit with Mike at his home.
Tim

Re: Most likely our last tour

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:39 am
by Norman Kling
I worked on putting on a top on a 20 touring yesterday. It was warm enough to use a short sleeve shirt, but last night put on another blanket and shut the window! Cooling down.
Norm

Re: Most likely our last tour

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:41 pm
by TFan
Tim, Did you get slammed by the storm? I got into town before I got a few sprinkles on the windshield and that was it. Everything else went around us and later pretty much the same scenario when the second wave came through. It was a fun little tour Champ and I really enjoyed it. Our thanks to you and President Mike. Jim

Re: Most likely our last tour

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:26 am
by TWrenn
Yeh, I just made it. Few sprinkles on the windshield at Patten Tract, thundered just as I got to the barn. Few minutes later it rained for 5 minutes, then sun, then rain again, more sun. Coupla hours later a garden-variety storm hit with about 40 mph wind for about 5 minutes and horizontal rain. Not a bad storm really. Sounds like the islands got it worse. I agree, a nice day that day. And you're welcome. Love setting up even a little simple tour.

Re: Most likely our last tour

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:24 pm
by RustyFords
I was at the Conroe Swap Meet on Friday when the front blew in. There must’ve been some microbursts because the winds seemed to be well in excess of 50mph.

It destroyed a bunch of the portable tents and sent sheet metal parts flying. I and several other guys had to use all our strength to hold down one of the food vendor’s tent. It was wild.