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Old 02-07-08, 03:27 PM   #1
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Spring is in the offing.

Brilliant day over here today. It did not rain and the wind was below Force strength. Just checked the weather forecast and the wind will be below 10 mph for about 10 days. Looks as though I will be out on Saturday and Sunday for a sensible ride. Just have to wait for the temp to get up above 45 now.-- Probably about November.


07 started well with a heatwave in April and that was hot- even for a british summer instead of spring. Then May came and every month went further downhill. Till about the end of September. Then December started and it has just finished. Rain and Wind ever since the bad weather started so it will nice to have a ride where I do not freeze- get blown off the bike or get soaked. Or all 3 in one go.
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Stapfam,
Are you trying to tell me that I shouldn't whine about the 21 inches of snow with 30mph winds that we got yesterday? I'm thinking spring is still a bit away for me.
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Stapfam,
Are you trying to tell me that I shouldn't whine about the 21 inches of snow with 30mph winds that we got yesterday? I'm thinking spring is still a bit away for me.
My daughter called from college in Milwaukee. They just had their second
"Snow Day" in the past 17 years. We just had two back to back ice storms
here and according to some Groundhog, winter's only just begun!!!
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Eight inches of snow last night. Predicted high temperature for Sunday around 15 deg. F.

Spring is still a long way off here too.
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Should reach a high of 18f this weekend, yippie. Time to ride, the couch.
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We're going to ride tomorrow morning while the temps are still in the 30's. This weekend they're predicting another Arctic blast and temps near 9F

Hopefully there will be milder temperatures when March gets here.
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Check out these photos from the Milwaukee area.
Tom, this is what you're dealing with right now I assume...

http://www.jsonline.com/site/photogr...spx?catid=1043

So. Ca. looking better all the time
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I can scarcely believe our good fortune! Weather channel says sunny and 38 on Saturday! Best day in many weeks (if it actually turns out that way.)
You listening, Al? Andy?
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Are you trying to tell me that I shouldn't whine about the 21 inches of snow with 30mph winds that we got yesterday? I'm thinking spring is still a bit away for me.
No--- You can whine all you like- but after getting soaked- frozen or blown off the bike for every ride I can remember since a long time ago- It looks as though I will be able to get a decent ride this weekend. Problem is that it will be such a shock- I may find out how unfit I am at this time of the year.
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Are you trying to tell me that I shouldn't whine about the 21 inches of snow with 30mph winds that we got yesterday? I'm thinking spring is still a bit away for me.
Couldn't blame you at all for whining about that. Our forecast is for sunny and 66 Saturday, sunny and 63 Sunday. Looks like I'll be getting in some good riding.
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Tornados whipped through Arkansas killing 13 on Tuesday. Fortunately, the tornados were 60 miles away, but I ended up riding through the storm.

It was dry when I left work, sprinkled a little and then quit. But then the lightning and thunder started, surrounding me with flashes behind, ahead and to the left. I was 2/3 of the way home and stopped at a stop sign to take a drink of water. Then the rain really began. By the time I was across the intersection, I was soaked to the skin. That hasn't happened since I was a teenager in Florida. I was extremely wet by the time I made it home.

The next day my front wheel seemed to have been haunted by Orville Redenbacher and it sounded like a popcorn popper. I thought it was the spokes. But checked in in the mechanics forum and they said it was possibly that the grease had gotten washed out of the bearing. So I'll get some white grease and lube the wheel bearings this weekend.
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