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I’m doing a really lousy job of describing what happened, but it really was amazing.
I know the exact phenomenon you were describing. It is an awesome feeling.

Enjoy the rest of your trip.
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Last night was Interesting. A strong cold front came through the area and it brought with it some really strong winds. Somewhere around 2:00 AM, I was awakened by a loud roar and the tent pushing down on me. As soon as the gust stopped, the tent sprang back, but once I was awake, I could listen to the wind. It was as loud as, and sounded like, a jet taking off. The tent would shake and flap hard enough that my glasses and watch were thrown out of the pocket in the side wall repeatedly until I finally just left them laying on the floor. The temperature also plummeted until it was at the freezing mark at sunrise.

Of the folks who camped, pretty much everybody had the right gear and we were all warm enough, so it was just an interesting event. Now I know that my tent is of really good quality. I’ve thought so all along, but it’s nice to have additional proof.

This morning, quite a few of us are heading out. I’m staying until tomorrow, but Froggy’s on his way, as is Firebolt Willy and Chris. Greg will be gone shortly; he’s just waiting for the temperatures to warm up a bit. I think that the only folks who will be here tomorrow morning are me, Ourdee, Matthew and Charles. I’ll pack my stuff up in a little while. I’m going to stay in the lodge tonight. Ourdee has two available beds in his room that Fran and Froggy were using. The two of them are gone, so he offered one to me. I figure that it’ll be easier to head out in the morning if I pack up today while it’s warm.

It sounds like we’re going to ride to Brasstown Bald. It sounds interesting, so I’d better get off my butt and get the tent packed up.
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Happy for you my friend, and happy that you found your own “groove”, it’s nice for us mature guys to hang with the kids on occaision.
Maybe can do the Mile next spring, keep me posted, thanks and ride safe.
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