Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Hiatus

Sandy was mostly a non-event here in southern Quebec.

Some strong gusts rumbling on the house.  A few heavy but short bursts of rainfall.  Some lingering bands of dark clouds, like strands of a distant angry sky littering an otherwise clear blue ceiling.  Mere echoes of the mayhem visited on Manhattan and Atlantic City.

And yet it was enough to keep me off my bike for the Monday and Tuesday commutes.

Better safe than sorry.  I think my wife and daughter appreciated my cautious approach.

Our dear friend in Fort Lee still has no power.  That sucks.


Keith - Circle Blue said...

It's good to know when to ride and when to fold. Safer is definitely better than sorry.

SonjaM said...

That was a good decision. The Vespa gets a little ticklish in cross winds.

Glad Sandy left you guys unharmed.

Unknown said...


Originally, Sandy's path was aiming directly for Montreal, but then it slowed and veered North so you are lucky. Glad you are safe and sound.

for a while I was very worried for you

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Trobairitz said...

Glad to know Sandy didn't hit Montreal hard.

I am worried about some fellow bloggers in Maine and New Jersey.

The City Mouse in the Country said...

I had to smile about your concern due to wind. Even though the storm did nothing but provide Florida with cooler than normal temps, it did provide us with stronger than normal Northern winds...which at times provide some excitement for me on the way to and from work. Glad your safe.

David Masse said...

Keith, Sonja, yup, better safe than sorry.

Bob, Montreal is so far from the coast that storms are so spent by the time they hit that falling tree limbs and downed hydro wires are the about as dangerous as things get. I appreciate the concern though.

Trobairitz, looks like the east coast bloggers are OK.

Robert, to be honest, I've yet to have a bad wind experience. Buffeting from 18 wheelers doesn't faze me and I have yet to hit cross-winds that raised a concern. My worry with Sandy was that I would have taken the slower lake shore route, and that route is lined by lots of huge trees. Falling tree limbs is too much risk to take.

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