To all of our triking and cycling friends who live in Florida, including Catrike Quad rider Zachary Mohrmann (otherwise known here on Trike Asylum as the ever-popular commenter armadillozack), please stay safe out there. Park those trikes and quads, bolt down the house, and don’t even peek outside until Hurricane Irma has safely passed. Even Zack, on his huge fatquad monstermobile, is no match for 185 mile per hour winds! Here is some media stuff:
Extreme Category 5 Irma crashes into Caribbean, sets sights on Florida and Southeast U.S.
For more than a day, monstrous Hurricane Irma has sustained Category 5 winds of 185 miles per hour while ripping through the northern Lesser Antilles and Virgin Islands. The storm, tied for the second-strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, is approaching Puerto Rico, and headed for the southeastern Bahamas and, by the weekend and early next week, Florida and the Southeast U.S. This is a life-threatening storm that the National Hurricane Center warns is capable of catastrophic damage. Preparations should be rushed to completion near its path.
Forecasters said Irma posed an increasing threat to South Florida, a sprawling and densely populated mass of cities and suburbs hugging the coastline. As dire warnings mounted, schools and offices across the state began to shut down, grocery store shelves were wiped clean and authorities ordered evacuations with more to follow.
The most powerful hurricane to threaten the Atlantic coast in more than a decade, Irma has swelled into a monster force with maximum sustained winds near 185 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The center said Wednesday afternoon that Irma’s “extremely dangerous core” was moving over the Virgin Islands and would “pass near or just north of Puerto Rico” later in the day.
Okay, ’nuff said intrepid cyclists! Hunker down, and report here after you are safe!
Even Zack on his monster quad is no match for monster Irma! Be safe my friend!