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Old September 28th, 2004, 11:23 AM
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James River (VA) and MAR

Anyone up there in the Buckingham Co, Fork Union, Arvonia, Dillwyn area give me a forecast for flood heights for the James as it flows through Pearls Pond?

Thanks!!
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Old September 28th, 2004, 11:29 AM
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Hope this helps Ron:

http://ahps.erh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ahp...rev2&printable
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/marfc/james.htm
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/marfc/fop/

Don't worry, they are only forecasting "significant river flooding" for the area at the moment...
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Old September 28th, 2004, 12:08 PM
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River should be OK by Friday...I'm on the wrong side of the MTN, but we have had 3" in a short amount of time.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 01:59 PM
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Thanks guys!!
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Old September 28th, 2004, 02:12 PM
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realtime flow data
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Old September 28th, 2004, 02:17 PM
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Don't worry, they are only forecasting "significant river flooding" for the area at the moment...
Damit! now I want to go!
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Old September 28th, 2004, 05:10 PM
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Old September 28th, 2004, 05:12 PM
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It was last year, but I really don't want to drive 12 hours down and 12 back for 2 days of wheeling.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 05:42 PM
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I had been planning on going this year, but have decided not to for a few reasons. Mike's last posting was similar to one of mine except my drive is 14 hrs down/ 14 back for 2 days of being with Rover owners and friends. The major reason is that there are some jobs that I really need to work on that should not be put off any further. I know the work will always be there, but it has to do with timing. I also can't complain about taking time off from the business since I went to France to see the 24 hrs of Lemans, then went to the UK to visit TomCat Motorsport and do the photoshoot/interview for LRM on the only Badger top in the UK. The article is in the latest issue and tells it like it is- no fluff. But I will miss not going.

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Old September 28th, 2004, 11:04 PM
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Can't blame you guys for bailing. 12 or 14 hours one way is a lllloooonnnggg drive, especially in a 90.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 11:15 PM
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no shit. I dont see how you do it, I mean I like being in the Rover and all but ~10 hours, and yall are in soft-tops, well Mike he dont have doors or a top ( I think )??
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FYI, looks like Bill Burke will be attending MAR this year. Check it. http://www.roav.org/

Sounds pretty cool....
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Old September 29th, 2004, 07:03 AM
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It is a long drive, let me tell you. I'm leaving in a couple of hours and plan to stay overnight in Danville, VA. Will make the rally site by noon Thursday. On sunday I'll make the entire 13 hour drive back home in one shot (broken up by about 5 gas stops).

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Old September 29th, 2004, 08:39 AM
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Yeah did it last year, left Thursday at 11 pm, got to MAR at noon on Friday, setup camp, registered and wheeled until 11 pm. Woke up Sat at 7 and wheeled until 11pm again. Got up Sun at 7 broke down camp and wheeled until 2 pm then drove home got home at 1 am and went to bed. Makes for a very long weekend. I think better seats would help a lot. And yes no top no doors so a bit noisy on the highway. It was fun but this year I'll pass.
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Old September 29th, 2004, 09:52 AM
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I went in 2001 in my 1988 Range Rover towing the military trailer and the trip was comfortable. This year I was planning on driving my 1964 hybrid with a coil sprung/ disc brake chassis, but it still has a 2 1/4 4 cyl. motor. I have done the trip before with this vehicle, and it looks alot cooler now after the latest refurb. A defender would be a lot more comfortable than my series, but not as cool.

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Old September 29th, 2004, 09:57 AM
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It's a long trip indeed.

Ron, 13 hours from GA? Wow, I thought we had it bad. And your right. the 4.0 with ZF just chews through gas on a trip like that. Good thing is, it always timed well with having to stop for coffee or the bathroom.
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Old September 29th, 2004, 01:05 PM
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I went in 2001 in my 1988 Range Rover towing the military trailer and the trip was comfortable. This year I was planning on driving my 1964 hybrid with a coil sprung/ disc brake chassis, but it still has a 2 1/4 4 cyl. motor. I have done the trip before with this vehicle, and it looks alot cooler now after the latest refurb. A defender would be a lot more comfortable than my series, but not as cool.

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Old September 30th, 2004, 04:58 PM
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Just got back from MAR. The James river is way over flowing. There are only 2 trails that area open. You can't even get to the causway. If anyone is drving a great distance they might think twice. Lots of Mud. The small creek at the bottom of the hill went over my hood. It has to be 4 feet deep. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Yes I am going back tomorrow.
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Old September 30th, 2004, 05:26 PM
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WOW! wasn't that small creek last year an inch or 2 deep. Thats to bad, only 2 trails, bummer. It would be cool to see what it's like but not driving 12 hours just to see, do you have any pics?
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Old September 30th, 2004, 05:44 PM
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SOrry, I drove around without my camera. It should be pretty interesting if the water receeds.
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