My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

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My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by Joker Poker » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:21 pm

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Water still rising.

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Add a car going much faster than necessary...

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And this is what happens!

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Poor guy had to retrieve the helmet - I didn't know that helmets float until today.

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That is a full size bike.

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The new 'wave surfer' bike.

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All you need is people to drive their Lex about 3 times faster than they should.

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Still looking for barang? Tuk Tuk sir?

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Now where's that can of Start Ya Bastard?

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Not much else to do other than watch the motos getting swamped.

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This girl managed to get enough speed to knock one over that was well out of the deep stuff.

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The rare Phnom Penh giant green jellyfish was spotted.

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Happy 4th of July suckers!

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Shortly after this was taken it was bumper to bumper for the whole street - gridlock.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by nightmare.believer » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:26 pm

Get a cut anywhere under the water line and you'll be sorry.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by FreeSocrates! » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:28 pm

^ Unless you wash it with soap, of course.
The cedar roasted asparagus has good chew. I don't know how to enjoy it, so I'll Instagram it instead.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by nightmare.believer » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:36 pm

FreeSocrates! wrote:^ Unless you wash it with soap, of course.
Right, grandma.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:39 pm

Nice pictures!
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by vladimir » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:44 pm

First time my bike has stopped due to water since I bought it.

This was on St. 240

Most of PC Market was under 1m of water at one stage.

Got 2 cuts on my shin, Olmeca tequila sterilised them (painful).

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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by Joker Poker » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:05 pm

Cheers BKL!

That's some serious water Vlad, I'm so glad I didn't need to go anywhere this afternoon. I just waded out to get some beers.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by FreeSocrates! » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:23 pm

Hmmm... my 98' TTR made it through above the knee high water.

Just out of interest how high does the water have to be to stall a bike? Does it get in via the exhaust, or the air intake?

My bike knowledge isn't amazing.
The cedar roasted asparagus has good chew. I don't know how to enjoy it, so I'll Instagram it instead.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by FreeSocrates! » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:25 pm

My neighbor's house below me had one foot of water. Neighbors said no houses had flooded in this area in 10 years.
The cedar roasted asparagus has good chew. I don't know how to enjoy it, so I'll Instagram it instead.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon

Post by Joker Poker » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:30 pm

FreeSocrates! wrote:Hmmm... my 98' TTR made it through above the knee high water.

Just out of interest how high does the water have to be to stall a bike? Does it get in via the exhaust, or the air intake?

My bike knowledge isn't amazing.
Exhaust is no problem as long as the motor is running. My experience is that you run out of spark first, the lead or spark plug get wet and it's game over short-term. Only happened to me once in 3 years so far.
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