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MPFB roads, weather etc.
« on: August 21, 2014, 10:49:25 AM »
Since we know some of our illustrious group is already in Marietta (or will be by days end), hows about an update on weather and road conditions. Weather forecast sites are OK, but nothing like hearing direct from the source so they say.
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Re: MPFB roads, weather etc.
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 11:55:04 AM »
Yea... let us know what's happening there. We will be on our way UP 16 tomorrow! Yippie!
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Re: MPFB roads, weather etc.
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 04:25:35 PM »
I arrived around 2:40 in a very light drizzle that started a few miles south of Marietta on OH-7. It's cleared for a while, but another batch of clouds is heading this way. Unfortunately the forecast for Friday morning is indicating high probabilities of rain all day. Don't forget your rain gear!

From Norton, VA I came north on US-23, US-119, WV-10, WV-2, OH-7. I was pleasantly impressed by US-119, which is a nice four-lane highway with lots of high-speed sweeping curves over hills and through valleys. The very few trucks were easily passed as they lumbered up the grades with their warning flashers on. WV-10 was also a nice road that had mostly very good pavement, plenty of curves, but not too many passing zones. The very few police I saw were not running radar. Traffic was very light most of the way until I got to Marietta. There's construction on OH-7 at Greene St.

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Re: MPFB roads, weather etc.
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 11:41:46 PM »
I arrived around 2:40 in a very light drizzle that started a few miles south of Marietta on OH-7. It's cleared for a while, but another batch of clouds is heading this way. Unfortunately the forecast for Friday morning is indicating high probabilities of rain all day. Don't forget your rain gear!
 
If you don't ride in the rain in Ohio you don't ride 50% of the time :)

Supposed to clear later Friday weekend should be good. I'll guarantee if we wear our rain suits it won't rain! :)
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Re: MPFB roads, weather etc.
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 07:51:18 AM »
This morning (Friday @ 7:30) there is a massive weather system near Columbus that is moving this way and the weather bureau has issued a flash flood watch for this region. Looking at the weather radar, it appears that the system may pass just to the south of Marietta, but of course that may be an illusion...

Statement as of 5:00 am EDT on August 22, 2014
Flash Flood Watch


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Kentucky... southeast Ohio... southwest
 Virginia and West Virginia... including the following areas...
 in northeast Kentucky... Boyd... Carter... Greenup and Lawrence
 KY. In southeast Ohio... Athens... Gallia... Jackson OH...
 Lawrence OH... Morgan... Meigs... Perry... Vinton and Washington.
 In southwest Virginia... Buchanan and Dickenson. In West
 Virginia... Barbour... Boone... Braxton... Cabell... Calhoun...
 Clay... Doddridge... Fayette... Gilmer... Harrison... Jackson WV...
 Kanawha... Lewis... Lincoln... Logan... Mason... McDowell... Mingo...
   Nicholas... Pleasants... Pocahontas... Putnam... Raleigh...
 Randolph... Ritchie... Roane... Taylor... Tyler... Upshur... Wayne...
   Webster... Wirt... wood and Wyoming.

* Through late tonight

* rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected into tonight.
 In the muggy air... any shower could contain a downpour. The soil
 in many areas is wet from previous rain. If repetitive... or
 prolong... showers occur... flash flooding along small streams is
 possible. Rain amounts around 2 inches within a few hours would be
 a concern.

* Strong rises on some headwater rivers could also occur tonight
 into Saturday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a dangerous situation.

If you live along a small stream... monitor water levels during
any heavier showers. Be prepared to take action... should flash
flood warnings be issued or flooding is observed. County officials
should also increase their weather awareness.

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Re: MPFB roads, weather etc.
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2014, 05:10:57 PM »
Today started drizzly and lo ceiling... cloudy. But the more curves we rode the better it got!
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 01:46:44 PM »
Many thanks to Jon & Janet, Woovis, Coach, and many others who made this a great Fly-By.

The predicted bad weather never arrived, at least where we rode, and we got in two good days of riding on Friday and Saturday, plus Thursday riding down to Marietta.  Those who stayed home missed a great event!  We rode home this morning under clear skies all the way.

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 06:18:49 PM »
Another great event, thanks to Jon, Janet and their many helpers. We had a little rain Saturday on WV16, but otherwise it was dry. Hot and humid like we expect in August. Look forward to next year.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2014, 08:35:13 PM »
Thanks Jon, Janet, Bil, Pam and all of the volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly. We always look forward to attending the Fly-By, it is a fun time!

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MPFB roads, weather etc.
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2014, 10:25:07 PM »
Excellent event! I brought up my friend Chris Jernigan who had never ridden in SE Ohio and didn't think there were and good roads in Ohio. Well he and I rode the All Ohio Fun ride and he is now a believer. We had a ball. This also renewed my memory of how good SE Ohio roads are. Yippie!
Thanks to Jon, Janet and all who helped make it the great event that it is!
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Re: MPFB roads, weather etc.
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 07:59:23 AM »
Sounds like everyone had a great time again this year!
Now lets see some of those pics posted on our photo archive site!
A 2014 MPFB gallery is waiting for your photos!
http://msta.smugmug.com/RegionalEvents-2/Mail-Pouch-Fly-By


The 2014 MPFB photo upload link is in the MEMBERS ONLY section on this forum website.
Just click on the link and post your photos. -JEP-
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Re: MPFB roads, weather etc.
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 08:37:29 AM »
I was a Fly by Virgin this year, and I have to say that the event lived up to its reputation. Jon, Janet, Woovis and others did a wonderful job of making everyone feel at home, and all that comfort food was great. Being a sweet tooth-a-holic, the cookies, brownies, etc. found a spot close to my heart. I apologize to Ron Vest's wife for not remembering your name, but I will remember your cookies!! Our Saturday ride, led by roomie Pat Mogavero was excellent. We found a nice little barbeque place with great que, but none of us remember the name or location :o . Guess we'll have to ride out and find it again next year! It was nice to meet Pat's friends, Dave, Rick, and Ed, and they were a lot of fun to be with. Cudos on a good job ;D ! Syd
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2014, 10:50:33 AM »
As always, my thanks to Jon, Janet, Woovis and Pam for all their work making sure we all have fun.  Also, thanks to those who pitched in to help. 


Here are some photos of the event:


http://bd614.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-Mail-Pouch-Fly-By/43869800_Z8NNVC

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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2014, 12:16:59 PM »
Thanks to all for making my inaugural visit to the MPFB a very special weekend. Nothing better than bikes, curves, good food and a lot of BSing about...bikes and curves and good food. Thanks to all for making this event a must do for next year! wardie
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2014, 12:17:46 PM »
Thanks Jon, Janet  and your host  of volunteers(Woovis, Pam, Tosh, Coach and all the helpers who's name I do not know and the one I missed) for making the Fly By the bomb, as usual. Wayne

 

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