Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Is It Safe to Paddle for Ten Hours In Thunderstorms?

I am going to go with no. Makes it unfortunate that the weatherforecastt for the race this weekend has only gotten worse, now calling for a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms. All while being chilly.

Should make for an interesting 26-hour race.

I'd rather not have to race in my crispy goretex shell but the more the temps drop the more likely that it will be along for the 130-mile run/bike/paddle/run/bike.

 And I guess I need to read up on what to do while on the water in a thunderstorm. I am pretty sure that the rule is to get the hell off the water and use the boat as a house. Should be an interesting weekend.

7 comments:

Abby said...

Stop looking at the weather!!

Laurie said...

But it is going to be soooooooooooooooo cold.
Granted ,I am almost always cold. I had the electric blanket jacked up last night to high.

Mallory said...

Oh man!! Good luck!!

Maureen said...

is the race going to be streaming online or anything? you know how i like to watch obscure athletic events from the comfort of my couch...

ratherthecouch said...

Why would you use the boat as a house when you could just as easily take cover in the castle?

Kevin @ Half TRI-ing said...

26 HOURS?!?!?! Help me out here. What sports do you do? What distances, etc?

Cordially
Kevin
HalfTRIing.blogspot.com

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