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Old 01-03-2019, 10:15 AM   #1
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Winter

This is a proper winter. Either be warm outside or have a full on winter. Half measures are annoying.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:17 AM   #2
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it's been super-mild out west. 10 deg C yesterday and 11 today, in the sunshine
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:19 AM   #3
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Could not agree more!

Winter is against the law here, however. No snow allowed.

That being said, i think i will go for a ride today, as it will be 62 degrees, this afternoon.

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Old 01-03-2019, 10:20 AM   #4
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This is from next door in Newfoundland. We don't have that much snow.

It was 15 (60 degrees on the archaic scale) last week and two days later it was - 15 (-10). The temp swings are tough.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:23 AM   #5
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Wow! Never lived in a place, with that kind of weather.

Just a sissy Ca. guy here.

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Old 01-03-2019, 10:32 AM   #6
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I like a bipolar winter. few weeks ago we had a foot of snow on the ground and highs of 20* F. And went snow boarding.

Last week no snow, rain washed away all the salt and I was able to log some miles on the 50* F weather in January on my fz!
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:50 AM   #7
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Super mild winter so far on the shores of Lake Michigan. If it was below freezing the past week we'd have a shit ton of snow. I don't mind snow as long as it's a short winter. So far, So good
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:02 AM   #8
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I'm with Quazz, I grew up in Minnesota with plenty of snow and everyone went out and enjoyed it. I either want snow and skiing, skating, ice fishing and snowmobiling or I want it warm and I'll ride motorcycle. And by warm 40's and dry roads is fine.

We've been been warm and wet here in Iowa, very little snow, but rain and freezing rain. I hope to maybe ride Saturday, but we got freezing rain on Monday and they sanded like crazy. Streets will be dry by this afternoon but they look like a beach.

Last weekend went to my mom's in Minnesota and we enjoyed the winter.


This was on the lake in back of her house. My brother in law, mom, me and my oldest son.
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:53 AM   #9
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Great shot bradd!
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:54 PM   #10
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Around here the traffic just gets so bad when it snows, that it sucks. If we get 8 to 10 inches on a Saturday or Sunday it's about the same as 3 or 4 inches on a weekday.
We only get like an average of 22" of snow a year, but some years we bang out 36" of snow in one storm.
I couldn't imagine living in Buffalo. The cars don't hold up for crap. I once had to work on a 3 year old car that had been through 2 Buffalo winters, it was like a 15 year old cars worth of rust.
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:07 PM   #11
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Nothing worse than cold weather without snow. I love huge snow storms. Maybe its because I don't need to commute through a city, but I love driving on snow covered roads. Also snowmobiling is pretty darn close to as much fun, or possibly more fun, than riding motorcycles (at least in Michigan).
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:08 PM   #12
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Nothing worse than cold weather without snow. I love huge snow storms. Maybe its because I don't need to commute through a city, but I love driving on snow covered roads. Also snowmobiling is pretty darn close to as much fun, or possibly more fun, than riding motorcycles (at least in Michigan).
I was just fine with cold weather without snow when I was young. Commuted on motorcycle 11 miles to school and 4 miles to work in any temperature. Snow meant I had to walk to the bus stop and ride the bus for 25 miles before arriving at school. It was a pain when the roads stayed nasty for a week.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:12 PM   #13
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Glad I made it through Newfoundland in the summer, not the winter.

Don, you can ride out to my house next snowstorm and shovel for me
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:12 PM   #14
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In that early January 96' storm I shoveled out a 600' long driveway.
And I didn't even live there. I just wanted to get home before February.
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In that early January 96' storm I shoveled out a 600' long driveway.
And I didn't even live there. I just wanted to get home before February.
Holy shite that is a lot o f shoveling! My driveway is around half of that but I never shovel. I have a great snowblower and if it gets too much I use my tractor with the loader bucket.

I give two thumbs way up for my snowblower by the way. It is an Ariens Platinum and it is awesome. It starts first pull every time regardless of temperature and even after 8 months in storage. It has tons of power too. It is made in the USA too with a 340 cc Briggs motor. Ideally I will get a snowblower for my tractor but they are expensive and the Ariens is a beast anyway. The only thing I am not big on is that it has no oil filter, I don't understand why they would design it like that.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:28 AM   #16
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We finally got snow too. I also prefer snow with my cold. Just being cold and dark is downright depressing. As a birdwatcher, a lot of our winter birds are still up in Canada, because we didn't have a cold front and snow to push them to better feeding. Now we might have them show up.

Our house in Colorado we didn't just have to shovel the driveway, but a half block long sidewalk that ran on the south side of the house. We finally got a snowblower, but when we moved into a townhome, we gave it to my step-dad. Now we are back in a house again. The first year we paid for the service, but year two they changed how they did it and the price went way up from the contractor. Plus, you paid whether it snowed or now. So I let the man buy the big toy again. He loves it.

What a goofball.

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Old 01-04-2019, 07:19 AM   #17
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We came within an inch of having the wettest year on record, and had the rain we've had since the new year shown up a couple of days sooner, we'd have broken that record. Thankfully no cold to accompany it or we would have been buried in snow.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:33 AM   #18
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This is a proper winter. Either be warm outside or have a full on winter. Half measures are annoying.
I sense agreement from 50 million or so Canadians driving down to Florida in November and back up to Canada in April.

(What's really annoying is that they all drive better than us Muricans do!)
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:45 AM   #19
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We came within an inch of having the wettest year on record, and had the rain we've had since the new year shown up a couple of days sooner, we'd have broken that record. Thankfully no cold to accompany it or we would have been buried in snow.
Lake Lanier is 2.5 feet above full pool, up from 15 feet below just a couple years ago. I haven’t been by there, but they have to be releasing water to the Chattahoochee full time.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:43 AM   #20
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Lake Lanier is 2.5 feet above full pool, up from 15 feet below just a couple years ago. I haven’t been by there, but they have to be releasing water to the Chattahoochee full time.
Cruised by Monday afternoon and level was 1073.72, then back 4 hours later and it was 1073.74.

Full is 1071.

Currently at 1074.44. Historical chart shows 1070.72 on the 26th, almost 4 feet in a week and still rising. Hopefully the rain stops today, at least for a couple days.

They may not be releasing much due to potential flooding downstream.
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