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Offline knolltop

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Think SPRING!
« on: February 02, 2011, 08:29:44 am »
In Chicagoland ... here's this morning's view out the patio door.



Don't think will get many miles on the bike today ... but snowshoes will come in handy!
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Offline MIBIKER

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 10:27:27 am »
We have the same conditions in south west Michigan.  The local Ski resort is closed today.  Phil did not see his shadow so spring is 6 weeks away.  Today is cross training day aka shoveling snow!!!

Offline indyfabz

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 10:31:00 am »
Phil saw his shaddow this morning.  Early spring!  Interestingly, it's supposed to get into the 40s next week here in Philly.

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 11:32:30 am »
10 degrees and clear this AM in the Washington Cascades. Icy on the roads.  Time for another walk/snowshoe hike/xcountry ski.
May the wind be at your back!

Offline valygrl

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 11:50:34 am »
-17 on the back porch this morning.  Spring.... sigh.

Offline Hrushka

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 11:51:08 am »
Snowy and now sleet in Boston.

We may have to delay our cross country trip this spring :(.

Lets pray it all melts.


Offline ezdoesit

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 12:30:34 pm »
 :(
Up to a half inch of ice here in New Jersey and now raining go figure.
Can't wait for Spring I want to ride. :)
Remember it's mind over matter
you don't mind it doesn't matter

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Offline Tandem4Rider

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 01:12:05 pm »
Sorry to hear that ezdoesit, we got clipped by that yesterday.  Well, had the rain all morning.  While we had barely a 1/4 inch of ice, it was enough to send the masses into hysteria.  Forecast looks a little better for the short haul.

On the subject of weather...  any other commuters tired of hearing co-workers asking why you're not riding in the ice and snow narrowed roads?  Have to say, it wasn't really clever to ask the first time and now after the 43rd time it is really boring.  Sorry for complaining, but it's numbing my mind hearing it.

Someone said it - spring is not far off!

Offline rvklassen

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 01:15:32 pm »
We had about 3-4 inches of new snow.  Studded tires rock. ;D

Online Pat Lamb

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011, 01:33:09 pm »
From 70 degrees Saturday down to 28 this morning. 

I'm thinking.

It just ain't working.

Offline knolltop

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Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2011, 01:47:23 pm »
Well, got & gave help from/to neighbors to clear our driveways.  So had time to work on the slow-speed handling .......





Have now confirmed to the neighborhood that am certifiably NUTS!   ;)
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Offline paddleboy17

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2011, 01:20:00 pm »
We had about 3-4 inches of new snow.  Studded tires rock. ;D

And they grip ice too.  I used to ride at temps down to 25F.  Now we ride at temps down to 10F.  Pushing snow around is hard work, but being sure footed on ice is so comforting.
Danno

Offline Tourista829

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2011, 01:34:20 pm »
Why wait, get a head start, come to Florida and bring your bikes!!! After growing up in Western New York, Tampa is way better, this time of year.

Offline pptouring

Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2011, 03:20:28 pm »
Why wait, get a head start, come to Florida and bring your bikes!!!

No don't come to Florida. The drivers here suck, it's way toooooo hot, we have mosquitos, the drivers suck, ummmmm... the snow looks beautiful, it rains a lot here in Florida, ummmm.... no really don't come to Florida!  ;D

Although we did manage to do a 300Km Brevet yesterday and it was upper 50/lower 60ish rainy weather.
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Offline knolltop

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Re: Think SPRING!
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2011, 08:23:42 am »
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