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Thinking about the Thang

BeamerBob - 8-20-2013 at 08:46 AM

Feeling like going to Elmers on the 6th. I miss the Ice Cream!

DAKITEZ - 8-20-2013 at 03:28 PM

you buying the IC?

BeamerBob - 8-21-2013 at 07:08 AM

Highest speed buys!

greasehopper - 8-25-2013 at 07:33 AM

I'm debating heading up after work Wed evening or hit it bright and early Thur. Either way, I'll be hangin' out near the wind sock, see ya then.

coreykite - 8-29-2013 at 04:07 PM

Hey Sailors,
Kinda crazy weather, what?
El Mirage is under water and closed for the Labor Day Holiday.
(so is Ivanpah, but that doesn't concern us right now)

Another weather system is forecast for the holiday weekend.

It is entirely possible the lake bed will remain wet for another week.

We might want to work on Plan B...
Moving the date of the Thang to the following weekend - September 13-14-15, 2013.

I am keeping a close watch on weather conditions, but like the wind... it doesn't listen to me.

I hope this doesn't disrupt things too much, but it really is beyond our mortal means to change it.


Safen Up! Buggy On!

"Often wrong... Never in doubt"

the coreylama

BeamerBob - 8-29-2013 at 04:33 PM

I thought the lama had special powers with such things! :D Nice visiting you and Ben today Corey.

My fingers are crossed to maintain the original weekend since my schedule takes a double whammy for the next weekend. Wife is out of town along with a baseball tournament for my younger son. The plan A weekend is like I waved my arms and parted the sea to open up my schedule. Actually it looks like the sea I was parting was on all our favorite lakebeds.

Let's see what happens.

BeamerBob - 8-30-2013 at 02:19 PM

Elmers just got rained on again according to radar reports.

greasehopper - 8-30-2013 at 08:47 PM

Red Lake got wet today too this afternoon. I'm not sure about Harper's.

Fall Thang has new name

Ramij2 - 9-4-2013 at 03:58 PM

RAIN THANG! It always rains around this time of year. I was thinking maybe having a winter thang. Just throwing it out there. Well, non refundable vacation days just turned into a staycation. Happy Staycation guys!:(

coreykite - 9-6-2013 at 01:28 PM

Hey Sailors,

It hadn't rained for the first 15 years we had this event.
It's only these last few years that we've had to deal with this.

Weather reports for the coming two weeks have a chance of precip over the coming weekend (Sept. 7th & 8th)and into the first few days of next week.
Hopefully the last of the week will have temps over 100 degrees and southerly winds that CAN (and I do stress that "can") dry the lakebed in time for us to do our Thang.

I'll have a definitive answer no later than Wednesday, Sept. 11th.

Being frustrated by the weather is silly. We have no control.
Mom said to #@%$#! and moan only about stuff that #@%$#!ing and moaning will change.

I hope I'll see a few of you, if the weather allows, at Elmer's soon.


Safen Up! Buggy On!

"Often wrong.,.. Never in doubt"

the coreylama - Lord-Mayor of Buggytown

SlasherQuan - 9-8-2013 at 06:52 AM

Why cancel.....if you plan it they will come.
Ramji2 and coreykite bring out a good point, we need to be patient.....the lakebeds will dry out in time, they always do
This weekend was beyond good for me, but oh well....I can still make it work.


coreykite - 9-11-2013 at 01:19 PM

Hey Sailors,

The latest from the El Mirage Info line is that the lake bed is closed.
Wet patches still exist and all scheduled events are canceled.

(Did anyone notice that the SCTA was planning to race on Sunday?)

The Buggy Boogie Fall Thang is canceled.

I cannot, in good faith, expect folks to wait patiently without any idea of how long it might be before the surface allows us back.

Not to worry.. We'll do it again, soon.


Safen Up! Buggy On!

"Often wrong... Never in doubt:"

the coreylama