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August 30, 2005

Katrina NOT a laughing matter anymore

It's all well, and good, to poke a little fun before a hurricane hits, but once you see the devastation in its aftermath, and realize the scope of the tragedy, and how long it will take to return to even a miniscule semblance normalcy, the true horror hits you with full force.

The Crescent City Cyclists Club of New Orleans has a public Yahoo Message Board, and 1 simple message on Saturday says it all...

Due to Hurricane Katrina the Sunday ride is cancelled,
Thanks, Lynn  O'Neill
From the public MSN Message Board  of the Gulf Coast Bicycle Club, in Mississippi:
8/29 Message 1:
I cant get any information from down on the coast so I hope everyone made it through safe.
Brad
Message 2:
brad,
this is laura g. i'm glad you and your family are ok!! i was wondering if you left the area or weathered the storm with the students. i hope all of you from the gulf coast are alright as well....the few pics making it on tv don't look good. :(

80% of wonderful, and historic, New Orleans, is under water.

Martial Law has been declared in many places in the Gulf Coast.

People are dying.

Hurricane Katrina was a wrathful Bitch.

Want to help?

You can start by contacting major charities in your state.

Bicyclists can contact clubs, and activist organizations in the affected states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and elsewhere.

Think about this, people...

Popular bike trails, paths, and lanes, long, and short, are either damaged, or destroyed.

It will take a lot of time, money, and effort, to restore them for use.

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This is such a tragedy. I'm from Florida and Katrina seems to be way worse than the 4 we had, combined.

Posted by: Bob | Sep 1, 2005 2:15:16 PM

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