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May 7, 2009

Someone Get Al Gore On The Phone to See If He Has Solutions

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 10:33 am

Rain. The bane of an Indy Car fan’s existence in May. Every year lately at least a couple of times we find ourselves asking why. What happened to ‘April showers bring May flowers?’ Have we screwed up the planet so much that we are going to have to move the big race to June?

darioWhen the month gets compressed then it rains, it screws up the plans of a lot of folks, particularly the one-offs who put all of their eggs into the Indy 500 basket. There is, of course, no way to prevent rain, and although it adds to the drama it remains the primary pain in the arse of anyone anywhere near the track.

Do we consult some sort of rain god? Do some silly dance? Just keep our fingers crossed? Every year I allocate more days for travel than I did before because chances are I will get wet at some point.

Just one year I would like to have one month rain free, with sunshine and 72 every day. It is not too much to ask.



  1. maybe that’s why they made it the whole month of May originally–because in Indy, out of 30 days they get about seven without rain.

    Comment by redd — May 7, 2009 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  2. Can we sacrifice Gerry Forsythe to the rain gods and see if that appeases them? Even if it doesn’t, can we just sacrifice Gerry Forsythe?

    Comment by H. B. Donnelly — May 7, 2009 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

  3. 8 years of Bush environmental policies has done much damage to our planet. Hopefully Obama can fix things and we can get our normal Indy May weather back.

    Comment by Billy Jo Democrat — May 8, 2009 @ 2:06 am | Reply

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