Weather: if anything, the hourly forecast has improved since yesterday. Intellicast is still reporting 20-30% during our tubing time, and Weather Channel is reporting cloudy with 0% chance through 12pm, then 30%. Both services increased the rain coverage/chance for 4pm (to 50%). Meetup buried my post from last night, but here are links to the hourly forecasts.
1 · July 20
Derik, Aimee and maha with the forecast and my luck with tubing (it's always stormed whenever i go tubing) I am not going to go tomorrow but the three of you were going to carpool with me so you should be able to still carpool but someone else will need to drive. Also Brittany there may be room since i am not going. Sorry every one
0 · July 20
Just throwing out a hail-mary for a carpool spot. I am new to the group and this would be my first activity, so I completely understand if people aren't comfortable schlepping me along, but just in case anyone has a spot left in their carpool leaving anywhere in orlando and they don't mind taking me, please let me know.
0 · July 19
Hello, I have been out of town so i am a little late on the carpooling but if anyone is near downtown and wants to carpool please let me know. I have room for three or four max.
0 · July 15
Hey everybody. Check out the weather in the area. Thunderstorms! Be careful if you still decide to go
0 · July 19
The Saturday forecast is still good. Most of FL is looking at 30-40% rain coverage for the next week (AKA normal summer weather). Saturday's hourly forecasts are 20% in the morning, 30% starting at 10am, and 40% starting at 4pm. So, we'll be in the 20-30% range throughout our entire tubing run, which is fair for a summer day in central FL.
2 · July 19
Hi everyone, if this is your first time (at the park or with this group), I strongly suggest that you arrive 15 minutes early. You'll need time to park, walk to the office & pay, inflate your tube, etc., plus you'll be looking for us when there will be many people all around.
Many of our more remote events are often in places with poor to no cellphone service. Although phone coverage keeps improving, first timers should make sure they go through pictures of Mike (and maybe some of the other co-organizers) to make sure they know what to look for.
Tubing will be 3-4 hours, plus a shuttle ride back. We many need multiple shuttles (which can be 15-30 minutes apart). Bring plenty of sunblock, food, & especially water in non-disposable containers! That's a long time to be out in the sun: be prepared! I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.
1 · July 15
If you are planning to swim at the spring head after tubing, you may want to bring some pool noodles to float on. They do not allow inflatable tubes in the swimming area and it is too deep for most people to touch the bottom. Treading water will get old fast! Its a very cool place to swim if you can make it there! They sell noodles at the park, but I'm sure its at a premium.
1 · July 8