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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:07 am 
Lincs AEC
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......I thought I'd share these with you :D

Cast your minds back to the floods we experienced a few months ago, and this is what Bardney Lock, near Lincoln was like.
Mike and I pass by it on one of our rides, and I couldn't resist photographing it.
Amazing isn't it! :shock:



And no Ed, Mike didn't ride through it :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:08 am 
Lincs AEC
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Ps: they are normally FIELDS in the background!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:07 pm 
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Wowzers.. Is that boat being pulled down by its own mooring because the water level is so high in that top photo?

That's incredible; the floods even made the Aussie News..


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:11 pm 
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Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
Soon after the same flood, but in Rotherham as the water level was lowering. (the guy fishing is the brother of a freind- and the fish was returned to the main river)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pecXfR1cvUs


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:42 pm 
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Woah, that's one Big Fish..

My girlfriend is from Thorpe Hesley [near Rotherham?] and her folks narrowly missed the Wrath of The Floods; their house is on a comparative hill so they got away with it..

I remember seeing something on You Tube where a car is being washed down a street..?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:11 pm 
Lincs AEC
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kingroon wrote:
Wowzers.. Is that boat being pulled down by its own mooring because the water level is so high in that top photo?


Yep!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:36 pm 
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Outside our house January 2003


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:40 pm 
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:shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:55 pm 
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spent most of my youth mtbing the in the Wye Valley, between Monmouth and Ross

went out along the river bank one day with a mate from school, the Wye always flood at least once a year (however very few people live on the flood plain, if any),

we ended up cycling up to our handle bars in the flood water, completely ruined an XTR headset, my mate decided to bunny hop a little stream which was flowing into the Wye, but the side he landed on collapsed into the stream and in he went with the bike, the flow of the stream then started to take his bike into the Wye (which was flowing very fast), he was up to his chest in the stream franticly grabbing his orange, was pretty scarey stuff,


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:53 pm 
Lincs AEC
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His name wasn't Mike by chance was it??? :lol:

This is Mike, ahem, washing his bike in Wales!!!! :shock:


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