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Who's tired of the rain?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Futureman, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Futureman

    Futureman Formula 3

    May 16, 2007
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    If it doesn't stop raining soon, I'm gonna have to buy a trickle charger. I never thought I'd be one of THOSE guys (i.e. one who owns a trickle charger). I haven't been able to drive the 328 in weeks.
     
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  3. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

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    The paint doesn't melt!

    Go drive it!

    :D
     
  4. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

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    That sucks. Hopefully you get a reprieve soon.
     
  5. Fred2

    Fred2 F1 World Champ
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    At least it's not ****in snow
     
  6. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Remind me what this rain stuff looks like again. :confused:
     
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  8. Futureman

    Futureman Formula 3

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    I'm not afraid of getting it dirty. I AM afraid of how rain makes people (even more) stupid behind the wheel of an SUV, mini van, mustang, etc. Rain in the south = a 10 fold increase in wrecks.
     
  9. Futureman

    Futureman Formula 3

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    Very true. :) But then, if it was snowing down here, I wouldn't even be at work since about 2 inches is all it takes to shut down the town.
     
  10. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Just go drive. I dont know where you are located, but it's unlikely to get better unless you live in the southern hemisphere
     
  11. Tokyo Drftr

    Tokyo Drftr Formula 3

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    Whats rain?
     
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  13. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

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    Last week, we got our first real* rain in 6 months. We are only 25 inches behind right now. I will take the rain and the cool temps while they are here.

    (*) We did get a couple of 0.05" rains in the middle of summer, and maybe a 0.1" rain.
     
  14. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    He's in Alabama. He may need a periscope.
     
  15. AceMaster

    AceMaster Three Time F1 World Champ

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    smart-a$$, rub it in some more :D:):D
     
  16. tblount

    tblount Karting

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    No joke. I don't know where in Alabama you live, but around Meridian, MS it has rained everyday for two weeks. It gets old, quick.
     
  17. Tokyo Drftr

    Tokyo Drftr Formula 3

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    Awe come on guys....seems to me......i've seen little red cars, even racing in the rain............its those big domestic "nascar" inspired cars you should never take out when its wet........
     
  18. rossocorsa13

    rossocorsa13 F1 Rookie

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    Tru dat. Southern rain follows this pattern when it lasts longer than 15 minutes (which only serves to make the temperature hotter):

    It usually drizzles for the first half-a-day to full day, which brings out all the slippery gunk in the road...

    Then the bottom falls out, and you'll pass countless drivers at 80 mph with their hazards blinking on the far side of the interstate doing 35 mph...

    Depending on season it will then continue to rain for a week, at which point your skin will start to wrinkle after standing outside for extended amounts of time (read, 3 or 4 seconds).

    Southern rain sucks.

    Sorry about the lack of driving. At least you have a car that stays clean in the garage... Those of us without a garage and limited to a single beater aren't so lucky.

    :)
     
  19. Jdahlstrom

    Jdahlstrom Formula 3

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    This is the first day of sun we have had in like 2 weeks here. A lot of places on the north side of ATL are under water.
     
  20. Jackmb1

    Jackmb1 F1 Rookie

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    Send some of that rain to California. We could use it.
     
  21. CarmelFerrari

    CarmelFerrari Karting

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    +10000+
     
  22. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

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    That sucks. Valid excuse though:).
     
  23. Futureman

    Futureman Formula 3

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    Exactly. I'm in Huntsville (north AL), so we're getting the same stuff Hotlanta is getting.

    Another excuse as to why I don't drive in the rain around here (although this doesn't usually apply to rain this time of year) is HAIL. Any spring or summer shower can and will be accompanied by hail. I've had hail damage on both my DD's this year and just got a completely new roof due to hail damage this spring.
     
  24. Duane_Estill

    Duane_Estill F1 Rookie

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    Down here in Mississippi.....about two hours from Huntsville.....we've gotten deluged. I think of it as ecological balance. And to think a year ago they were claiming the 'drout' in the South was evidence of global warming. I'm going to send a jar of Mississippi rainwater to Big Al's house.
     
  25. branko

    branko F1 Rookie
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    I'm with you.....nothing but rain for weeks now. I have never gone this long, not driving the 308.
     

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