From: "mwfischer" <mwfischer(AT)>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 21:15:31 -0500
Subject: Re: Thunderstorm rule-of-thumb

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Todd Kuzma" <tullio(AT)>
> Seriously, I've been caught in thunderstorms around here, and you learn to 
> evaluate your options quickly.  You look for those open sheds or other 
> places to ride out the storm.  However, if I take the above advice 
> literally, I'd be spending a lot of time laying in the mud.
> Todd Kuzma
> Tullio's Big Dog Cyclery
> Heron Bicycles
> LaSalle IL  815-223-1776
While I agree with Todd in most respects, I recall an F-4/5 tornado that 
passed througth St. Peter, MN. several years ago. When I realized that it 
was useless to try to outrun the beast, I bailed into a depression along the 
road and spent the next twenty-or-so minutes in a ditch face to face with a 
monster white tailed buck deer. Neither of us flinched for twenty or so 
minutes. After the tornado had passed, we each went in our respective ways. 
At the moment I would have gratefully shaken hands (hoofs) with the beast in 
acknowledgement of our mutual survival skills. I think he felt the same.

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