August 23, 2005

Notes From On The Road

We are back.

Well, some portion is back. After 10 days and nearly 4900 miles of driving I know it was not a vacation. Even with a full night's sleep at home behind me I'm still fogged.

We saw a lot of bikers on the the road. Most, but not all, were heading to/from their annual gathering in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Here's a couple questions:

  1. Does it count to haul your chopper to the rally in the back of your truck?

  2. How do bikers avoid bug splat? Most of the ones we saw had no windshield, no helmet, maybe sunglasses and a grimace, that, well, made you think they might have just landed a mouthful of insect protein. Seriously, though, even in our daytime driving we had to deal with mass amounts of sticky stuff on the windshield and front of the hood.
We were glad we missed the tornadoes that touched down in Dane County, Wisconsin by 24 hours. On the other hand, Mrs Modulator has still never seen a tornado.

Posted by Steve on August 23, 2005

Mrs. Modulator,

Having lived through several tornadoes I can reassure you on one do not ever want to see a tornado up close and personal. It is much more fun and safer to watch those storm chaser shows on TV.

Credentials for saying this: 5 years in Indiana, 11 years in Oklahoma, 8 years in Texas.

Posted by srp at August 23, 2005 5:46 PM
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