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Old 04-16-14, 04:57 AM   #1
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Never-ending winter

Here is the view from my house this morning. Aaarrgghh! I signed up for my first group ride event & I've only been out for 2 short rides so far. The event is 6 wks away & I'm a little nervous I won't be able to get enough miles in to do it.

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Old 04-16-14, 06:15 AM   #2
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Same here in Wisconsin . I had to go back to the gym and hit the spinner. I worry that all the progress I made this year will be wiped out in a matter of a week or two due to bad weather. Looking at the extended forcast, I may be able to sneak out on Thursday and maybe again on Saturday. Will keep my fingers crossed.

Good luck to you. Hope the weather breaks soon

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I have shorts and jersey tan lines from last weekend. Heading out tomorrow for a three-day tour. (A three-day tour.)
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Greetings from the tropics of South Louisiana! We had overnight temps in the 30s again, frost on the bayou - strange indeed for mid April. My rollers are getting lots of work.
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Sorry to hear about your weather. Someone on this forum said that Maine has two seasons.. winter and preparing for winter.
Anyway good luck on your ride.

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I may be able to sneak out on Thursday and maybe again on Saturday. Will keep my fingers crossed.
Thinking the same ... might try to commute tomorrow morning, and hoping to ride somewhere on Saturday
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at least all ya'll are allowed on a trainer/spinner/roller. I can't get on one till mid May. 12 weeks of off the bike.

I might as well get that permanent "on your right" tattoo
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Sorry to hear about your weather. Someone on this forum said that Maine has two seasons.. winter and preparing for winter.
Anyway good luck on your ride.

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LOL! They also say if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. It's now sunny, snow is melting but will only get into the mid 30's today.
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Yesterday I woke up to two inches of snow, then in the afternoon the snow had melted and I sprayed for dandelions. I might mow today. I so desperately want summer to be here.
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Ha ha! How you feeling about that "But I like the seasons" and "I like to see the leaves turn" stuff now!

Boo ya!

I paid my "weather tax" yesterday, I can enjoy the California sunshine for one more full year.
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It's unbearable down here in Orlando, I almost had to wear long pants! Sunny and warmed up to be 70 so far! Perfect riding weather now but come July when its almost 100 with 100% humidity I'll gladly trade with you guys up north.
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TrojanHorse Posted: Ha ha! How you feeling about that "But I like the seasons" and "I like to see the leaves turn" stuff now!
My Reply: I do love the seasons......I sometimes hate the weather.

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My reply: You mean; When it's hotter den hell I'll trade wit you guys up dare all day long hey!

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It's unbearable down here in Orlando, I almost had to wear long pants! Sunny and warmed up to be 70 so far! Perfect riding weather now but come July when its almost 100 with 100% humidity I'll gladly trade with you guys up north.
90 with 95% humidity isn't much better, especially after working all day for me. I was in Florida during the record breaking early June 105 a few years ago. Felt like air conditioning compared to where I would have been if not on vacation. My wife and kids' tolerance of that 105 on the other hand....

I'll take 105 and 100% humidity riding Splash Mountain all day long over 115 and 100% humidity working, LOL.
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90 with 95% humidity isn't much better, especially after working all day for me. I was in Florida during the record breaking early June 105 a few years ago. Felt like air conditioning compared to where I would have been if not on vacation. My wife and kids' tolerance of that 105 on the other hand....

I'll take 105 and 100% humidity riding Splash Mountain all day long over 115 and 100% humidity working, LOL.
Yeah, we have to work in this stuff too.



Here's the average temps and dew point for Erie, PA. (I had to pick a western PA town).



Here's the yearly weather for Tampa.

Yeah, that long flat part in the middle, that's summer. March is generally nice, with a few nice days and a few uncomfortable days. April, it's generally just warm/hot and that goes through to October. November/December is nice, few chilly days, and then Jan/Feb is on the cooler side. While I'm not denying the heat and humidity exist in the northern states, it's the duration in the south that is the rough part. 7 months of those conditions working outside is rough. Heck, it's rough not working outside too

Why else would the seniors all go back up north if it was better weather here?

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Old 04-17-14, 04:41 AM   #15
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Right now we have a sunny 15, it's going to climb into the low 40's by the afternoon. I will ride after work!
Our lakes & rivers are filled with ice jams & we're experiencing some really bad flooding. Yesterday game wardens found a 74 yr old man dead at the end of his driveway. He got swept away by rushing water after moving his truck to higher ground, so sad.
No more whining for me.....
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