Hahaha....Alter Ego said:Dude, it looks as though the world is about to end....
What were you flying at the time?ridefar said:those are called "cumulo mamatus". I know I probably spelled it wrong.
They are indicative of extreme turbulence to aircraft, but will not hurt you on a bicycle.
I know this because of an unfortunate encounter with these exact clouds while flying. It took all of the combined strength of me, and my first officer, to keep the aircraft we were flying from going completely inverted. It happened in a flash, too.
Thanks for the pic!
ride safe and far....
Do the clouds roll fast? The ones in the pics moved from north to south over my flat in about 5 mins!rule said:One day last spring we had a front bearing down on North Texas. The weather was set up perfectly to ride out heading north with a 20mph+ wind that was feeding the front, get to the wind shift point, then ride back in with a 20mph+ wind after it shifted. I headed out and figured I would check the progress of the front via my cell phone. As I got closer to the wind shift though, I could see clouds in the distance rolling towards me. Your picture is what they looked like just before the wind shifted. It got really still and humid for a few minutes right under that cloud canopy. It was so freaky looking, I thought I was going to die. I didn't and it was sure fun riding north then south with a continuous tailwind. It was psychoticly cheating, but it was my fastest century ever.