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Barber's and weather

Post by Nick on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:12 am

I hope Harry, Dwight, Laura and Paul are doing OK in Birmingham Alabama. The weather looks a little, well a lot, worrisome.

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Re: Barber's and weather

Post by Mac on Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:43 am

That looks ugly.
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Post by Guzziblake on Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:14 am

The Vintage day festival was cancelled as of 6pm last night. We headed back to our friends RV, loaded the bikes in the garage part, got more beer and food and settled in.

We saw Harry yesterday, he said he was going to head out, that was mid afternoon. It didn't start raining here until 8pm so we hope he stayed ahead of it.

It isn't bad here, it is raining. The forecast has improved overnight, less wind (20-40mph), lots of rain. we plan to watch football (yes, he has a tv too...) today and head out tomorrow. It's a very fast moving storm and we hope to stay behind the worst of the rain.
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Post by mogu83 on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:41 pm

When they shutdown the event on Saturday I went back to the campground to see what was going on and make a decision.  The Barber guy at the campground said 'We can't make you leave, but we strongly suggest it.'.  At 3PM I pulled out, very light rain that increased as I rode East, I made Bristol by 9PM. Up early next day I headed North in rain that cycled from light to moderate with occasional heavy downpours.  I started with full rain gear on and it stayed on till I arrived home at 3PM in very light rain, but I was dry.  I didn't stop for anything but gas, no coffee or food, thinking the ugly stuff was coming up behind me.
I can only hope that the people in the large metal box are safe and dry.  I think Laura was kidding about watching a NFL game.

Only drama -- Saturday night on Rt81 just South of Bristol, rain and dark, a bat (rodent kind) hit my right shoulder, fluttered across my chest and went on its way over the left side of the bike.


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Here's an E-mail from Barber.
Due to inclement weather expected tonight and Sunday, the 2017 Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph will conclude Saturday at 6PM. The event will not be open for spectators on Sunday.  For your safety we recommend that you leave property tonight prior to 8PM.  In the event of severe weather areas available for shelter onsite are:
·      Paddock Race Control
·      Building in Upper D Camping Lot
·      Building at courtyard located in the Swap meet
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Re: Barber's and weather

Post by Nick on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:12 am

Glad you made it back safe Harry
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Re: Barber's and weather

Post by Mac on Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:31 am

+1
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Post by royaloilfield on Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:27 pm

Harry, Great hanging out with you during the weekend! Ed and I were saying on the way home...Drive 16 hours and first person you see is someone you know!!! How random was that??? Glad you made it home safe!
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Re: Barber's and weather

Post by egschade on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:41 pm

Glad you're back safely Harry. We could have called the Flight of the Valkyrie had you taken the Honda.
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