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    OT: Who nearly shat themselves last night?

    Those weren't thunderclaps. Those were dynamite explosions 50 feet away! I grew up in the midwest (tornado magnet area), and I never, ever heard any thunder so loud.

    Hopefully it scared the tourists away, and soaked the trails pretty good.

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    The last few nights have been NUTS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    The last few nights have been NUTS!

    You're so clever Nat......I hope they get that fire under control. Sure was powerful to watch the T-storm. I just stood on my front steps trying to take it all in. Great time to cultivate some Qi.

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    A few shots from my place last night....a stone's throw away from Nat's....






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    That's the one thing that sucks about OR, I'm discovering.

    Lack of good storms. It just drizzles, then pours, then drizzles, if and when it does rain (2.5mo and counting with no rain here, I believe). No drama, no crescendo, no climax. Just pitter-patter, and away it goes.

    I can't tell you how many times I've been chased home by storm clouds that looked like they were straight from Hades, rolling across the farm fields of central IL. When it's pan flat, you have a 30mph tailwind, and the fight-or-flight mechanism takes hold, going 40mph is not unheard of at all.

    I've seen hurricanes, and I've felt earthquakes, but nothing quite compares to the "oh, sh!t" feeling of a truly violent storm, particularly when there is nothing around you but soy and corn, and you're 10 miles from anything resembling shelter.

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    Nice pics, Mike!

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    Totally with you on that storm, was nuts!! The loudest thunder and non stop lightning. I just stood on my front lawn in awe for a good 2 hours. Felt like some crazy movie, I was waiting for some sort of hell to unleash... Great pics!

    I'm heading up skyliners in a bit to get a ride in and hopefully check out the storms brewing up right now.

    Where is the fire??

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    Who was the crazy bastard who took pics from on top of Pilot Butte??????

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    LOL... I saw that on the news last night. I bet he wears a helmet (and not a biking one, at that!)

    (My apologies in advance to all the parents out there with Special Needs children who wear helmets)

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    Lmao!!!
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    Killer pics Mike!
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