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Old 01-26-2019, 06:47 AM   #41
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I'm going to da Haus next month! I'll meet you guys there!

Air temp -15, windchill -24. I might go CC skiing this afternoon and downhill skiing tomorrow. Supposed to warm up to 8.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:03 AM   #42
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Planned to run my car around the six gap loop today. Woke up to 21º - not all that cold, but for the Pilot 4S tires, the vehicle shouldn't even be moved until 24hrs above 40º.

They probably won't last me more than 6-7k, and I'll be putting A/S tires on it then.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:58 PM   #43
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This was pretty good, sometimes it was up over my knees. One of these days I need to get actual snow shoes.

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Old 01-26-2019, 07:20 PM   #44
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It looks crunchy. And deep too.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:22 PM   #45
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We got the snow now, finally, but the temps have been up in the 30s and 40s so in our drier climate that's almost no coat weather! It felt good to get out and wade through it for a couple of miles.
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:58 AM   #46
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Speaking of winter, last weekend we drove down to Denver to pick up a side of beef that my mom helped us get as a Christmas present. Now we got down there, pre-arranged we thought, only to find them closed. Federal holiday, if the USDA can't inspect, they can't be open. Luckily, the son of the processor's owner was around and loaded us up. It's a little place where they do one animal at a time.

Annnnnyway, we got headed north again, and about 90 minutes out of Casper hit the storm we were thinking we would run into. At Casper, it was getting bad, but the interstate was still open. Got to Midwest...well, that's the middle of freakin' nowhere, they have one hotel, and it looks like the place a horror film gets made, and it's usually no vacancy due to oil field workers anyway, and the gates were down. Thanks for letting us know back when we could've gotten a room.

So it was either two hours to Casper, 40 miles, which is what it took us to get from there to Midwest, or divert east and hope to make it to Wright or Gillette, then back on 90, still open, to Buffalo then Sheridan.

Another two hours to go 85 miles, and we got a room in Gillette because both of us were exhausted from watching this for five hours....



It was like the scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Only one pick up went in the ditch, and drove themselves out, and semis were a little nuts, either so slow it was dangerous to pass them, or too fast (George Carlin moment) and going around at insane speeds.

Yesterday it was 54 and balmy when I left the house. Mostly sunny. I decided to drive the 30 miles to Buffalo and walk along Clear Creek.

I went 2.5 miles to the old power plant and back in an hour, and when I got back to the car it was 34 and white out.

Wyoming, it's not for sissies.



Not again....

sigh, one of those days I miss working remote.

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Old 01-28-2019, 08:19 AM   #47
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That was truly depressing.

Nothing like that here in Maryland. However, we are expecting minus 10 F in WVa this Wednesday so I will head out there to make sure the pipes don't freeze (and the mice don't eat the wiring on my MGB.)
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:25 AM   #48
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Got about 4-5" more last night. Cleared the driveway with the snowblower but the street wasn't cleared. Only pickups had been down it so following in there wheel tracks in the Civic I kept getting high centered. I would back all they way down the street to my clear driveway and get a better run at it making it further each time. I finally got out, I left the Suburban for my wife to take.

Skied with my oldest son yesterday, it was 6 above, the ice on my mustache in the picture if from my break condensing. We had fun.

Supposed to have air temps of -35 on Tuesday-Wednesday with a high Wednesday of -17. Windchills of -50 to -60.
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:58 PM   #49
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Right now it's about 56. Tomorrow it will be between 21 and 44. Tomorrow in the day it might snow, with accumulation of maybe an inch in the far northwest suburbs. Given how warm the ground is, hard to see how it could accumulate on any road or even your driveway.

1) City of Atlanta is treating the roads tonight, and the trucks will be escorted by state police

2) Schools are already announcing they are closing (my wife's included)

3) State offices are closed tomorrow

4) They are trying to decide if they need to close our offices.

5) Everyone I'm talking to will be working from home anyway.


What we lack in snow we make up for it in over reaction!
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:11 PM   #50
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What we lack in snow we make up for it in over reaction!
You’ve not seen anything yet. I remember the last time it snowed, less than 4 inches, and the whole city of atl shut down for like 4 days. Cars abandoned on road sides and people just walked home or to hotels.

Meanwhile, I’ve done work in the Detroit and Baltimore areas, and there can be a couple feet on the ground and people are still driving 80+mph bumper to bumper.
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:00 PM   #51
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Going to be a cold 2 or 3 days. Schools were closed today due to snow, although they jumped the gun on that as the 8-12" we were supposed to get ended up being 5-6", and now closed tomorrow and Wed due to cold.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:14 PM   #52
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Yep, the chichoonies are riding close to the core this week. Fortunately we've had some nice sunny days recently with little wind, so being outside has not been unpleasant. That will change tonight for a couple of days. But, this will pass. Thaw is forecast for the weekend.

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Old 01-29-2019, 05:03 PM   #53
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Speaking of winter, last weekend we drove down to Denver to pick up a side of beef that my mom helped us get as a Christmas present. Now we got down there, pre-arranged we thought, only to find them closed. Federal holiday, if the USDA can't inspect, they can't be open. Luckily, the son of the processor's owner was around and loaded us up. It's a little place where they do one animal at a time.

Annnnnyway, we got headed north again, and about 90 minutes out of Casper hit the storm we were thinking we would run into. At Casper, it was getting bad, but the interstate was still open. Got to Midwest...well, that's the middle of freakin' nowhere, they have one hotel, and it looks like the place a horror film gets made, and it's usually no vacancy due to oil field workers anyway, and the gates were down. Thanks for letting us know back when we could've gotten a room.

So it was either two hours to Casper, 40 miles, which is what it took us to get from there to Midwest, or divert east and hope to make it to Wright or Gillette, then back on 90, still open, to Buffalo then Sheridan.

Another two hours to go 85 miles, and we got a room in Gillette because both of us were exhausted from watching this for five hours....



It was like the scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Only one pick up went in the ditch, and drove themselves out, and semis were a little nuts, either so slow it was dangerous to pass them, or too fast (George Carlin moment) and going around at insane speeds.

Yesterday it was 54 and balmy when I left the house. Mostly sunny. I decided to drive the 30 miles to Buffalo and walk along Clear Creek.

I went 2.5 miles to the old power plant and back in an hour, and when I got back to the car it was 34 and white out.

Wyoming, it's not for sissies.



Not again....

sigh, one of those days I miss working remote.

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Old 01-29-2019, 07:08 PM   #54
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The up side....
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:28 AM   #55
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My ride to work today was pleasantly brisk.
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:04 AM   #56
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As much as I want to - not gonna complain about the temps here. Yep it is too cold to ride but not as bad as some of you other dumbasses have to survive. Best thing about our AR winters is the fact that the temps will be in the 60's this weekend. Yep...we b ridin'.
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:14 AM   #57
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I feel your pain. I had to get out of my hammock for another beer.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:12 AM   #59
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As much as I want to - not gonna complain about the temps here. Yep it is too cold to ride but not as bad as some of you other dumbasses have to survive. Best thing about our AR winters is the fact that the temps will be in the 60's this weekend. Yep...we b ridin'.


Mid 50s here today, 70s this weekend. At least with the summer heat, you get 2-3 days to find water.
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