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Old 12-21-06, 05:30 PM   #1
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For those who live in CA and FL...

I'd just like to say . Anybody need some snow? The official tally for my little city in Colorado is 21" in a little over 24 hours... and me without a ski bike.
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Old 12-21-06, 05:39 PM   #2
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Thanks, but we've got some big fat flakes coming down in this corner of California right now (Tahoe City).
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Dang, that is one problem with living on the coast, we almost never get any snow!
Maybe that's why they say Monterey is for the newly wed & the nearly dead!
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Thanks, but we've got some big fat flakes coming down in this corner of California right now (Tahoe City).
Not where we are, but california get plenty of snow.
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Old 12-21-06, 06:58 PM   #5
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I'd just like to say . Anybody need some snow? The official tally for my little city in Colorado is 21" in a little over 24 hours... and me without a ski bike.
Well, as I detect a bent frame, I won't complain about you keeping the bike outside.

...but as a dedicated Lincoln fan and owner ('78 Mark V, '79 Continental Town Car) I draw the line at leaving the Mark III outside!

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I'd like some snow.
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Actually, I just planted that old thing in the snow for the photo... and I hadn't looked closely enough at the frame to notice that it was bent. It was in a pile of junkers in the garage because the paint is almost gone and it's a Ventura (whatever that is). As for the car: Yeah, yeah, I know I ought to cover the Mark III or something since the garage is full of bikes, but the last time I tried that the wind shredded my tarp in a few days. You can never seem to get 'em tight enough. I'm a big Lincoln guy myself and one of these days I'm going to talk my brother out of his '79 Mk V . Cheers guys.
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If it makes you feel any better, I got caught in the rain today and now my Bridgestone has nasty old waterspots on it.
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It has been in the mid-70's here all week, nice and sunny. Unfortunately, I have been sick since Tuesday and haven't been able to ride. I don't know if that is worse than having 2' of snow, but it sure sucks when I look out the window!
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As for the car: Yeah, yeah, I know I ought to cover the Mark III or something since the garage is full of bikes, but the last time I tried that the wind shredded my tarp in a few days. You can never seem to get 'em tight enough. I'm a big Lincoln guy myself and one of these days I'm going to talk my brother out of his '79 Mk V . Cheers guys.
Tarps don't cut the mustard - get a MkIII-IV-V automobile cover and tie it down with the eyelets built into the cover at the bottom. Won't come off for anything (I know, cause I did this once to the Mk V - the beater of the two vehicles - before one of the hurricanes that has come down here. Never came off or tore.), and protects the car well.

Don't talk your brother out of his '79 unless you have a garage to put it in. Ford found a way to get all the '79s lighter by 400 pounds: Thin the already-garbage body panel sheet metal out. The steel they used on these things was recycled Japanese steel, which didn't help in the first place. Using the thinner gage steel just aggrivates matters - snow and salt or otherwise. If it must be kept outside, try to find a '77 or '78.

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...as a dedicated Lincoln fan and owner ('78 Mark V, '79 Continental Town Car) I draw the line at leaving the Mark III outside! ....
Hey Kurt, can you show us a picture of one of your Lincolns with a bike rack on top holding 3 or 4 Raleigh Sports? Very classy for when you cruise South Beach! Have fun! I think the '60s Lincolns are even sweeter! The one where the doors open in opposite directions was cool. I knew a guy who had one in the early '70s and if memory serves me correctly, if was a close match to our Coppertones.

Cinco, there's no snow here in my part of the NH mountains, which is very unusual. This has not bothered me, but all the old time Newhampshiremen (yes, that's what we're called male or female), are none to happy.
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I feel your pain!!

actually I dont, cuz it was nearly 80 deg. today riding to work for a christmas party in my shorts and Diadoras.
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Hey Kurt, can you show us a picture of one of your Lincolns with a bike rack on top holding 3 or 4 Raleigh Sports? Very classy for when you cruise South Beach! Have fun! I think the '60s Lincolns are even sweeter! The one where the doors open in opposite directions was cool. I knew a guy who had one in the early '70s and if memory serves me correctly, if was a close match to our Coppertones.

Cinco, there's no snow here in my part of the NH mountains, which is very unusual. This has not bothered me, but all the old time Newhampshiremen (yes, that's what we're called male or female), are none to happy.
No bike rack on the roof of either, but one of them has a Bell 2-bike rack in the trunk, ready to be mounted at a moment's notice. So far, it has only carried the '84 and the '86 Raleigh USA machines, and only out of necessity - I don't like trunk-mount bike racks, as a rule.

Neither do I cotton to driving one's bike wherever you wish to ride it, hence, most of my rides originate from the house, no matter how far those rides may take me. True, it does get a tad monotonous to start out every ride with the same scenery 'introduction', but the local traffic usually makes every ride interesting. Knowing the local "course" helps too.

You won't find me on South Beach, my friend. That is nothing but a spot for touristas; rich, trendy white trash; and touristas trying to look like rich, trendy white trash. I hate the place, and frankly, I think it has the general appearance of...well, never mind.

Ah yes, you're referring to the '61-69 Continental "slab-sides." I've always been partial to the '65s, both for the extra 3" length (the '64 was lengthened 3" longer then the previous '61-63 models. It's very apparent in the rear window trim line. Watch Goldfinger for an example of this - the Continental crushed in the picture is a '62, the one used for everything else, a '64.), and their unique, one-year front end, which hinted at the Continental grill soon to debut in '68 on the Mark series.

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