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Old 02-15-10, 01:23 AM   #1
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Strange Weather

It just occurred to me this afternoon, as I was doing a spring tune-up on my road bike commuter, that the weather truly is interesting these days. Afterall, here I am, nestled in a community up in the Cascade Mountains of WA State, getting my fair-weather commuter ready because I haven't had any reason for studded tires for a few weeks now.

At the same time, all across the south, record snow fall and freezing temperatures are crippling those regions.

That is just a little strange.
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Old 02-15-10, 07:03 AM   #2
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Global warming........
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Old 02-15-10, 07:15 AM   #3
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I did like the same thing yesterday. mounted a new computer on m y freshly tuned fair weather bike. I keep walking by the rigged-for-winter MTB and give it a pat. I've ridden my regular commuter equipped with studs on dry roads more than on snowy icy roads. getting snow tomorrow but I'm off from work.
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First fair weather bike day of the year. It felt strange. My posture is all screwed up. My right hand was uncomfortable on the hood. Normal spring stuff I suppose. I remember going through it last year as well. The whole riding position is different on the mountain bike.

But, my average speed was 2.5mph faster. It should go up a bit more as I get used to that bike again. My cadence was down to 78rpm, and I ended last season at 85rpm, so I got a bit sloppy there as well.

The past month or so I have made a concerted effort to stand up on one specific hill to pedal to the top, just to do some work on those muscles. I did that today and just shot to the top. It was pretty cool.

So, all you guys down south, feel free to keep the snow. I am done with winter. It is your turn.
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82 F and sunny in Santa Monica, CA today . . . global warming indeed!!
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Right now I think it's... Global Darkening.
Sure hope the sun comes up tomorrow.
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Meh, we're 10-15 degrees below seasonal average here... wish it would warm back up.
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Florida is experiencing one of the coldest winters ever. After several days below freezing, I have at least 6 dead bushes and 2 dead palm trees that disagree with your global warming phenomenon.
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Global warming is accompanied by more severe storms and altered currents and winds. Global warming or not, El Nino is stirring things up again. Enjoy your hurricane season.
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the earth continues to evolve. we're along for the ride. yes, we can impact it, but we can't stop it.
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