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    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
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    I am SO ready for Spring!

    I mean it's the middle of April! Last year I was planting flowers by this time.

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    Well you could be pushing up daisies instead...

    We're having a fine spring here. It started a little late--snowdrops and crocuses missed March entirely, but April's been fine. I should qualify that. April's been fine if you work weekends and ride during the week. Fortunately, I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I mean it's the middle of April! Last year I was planting flowers by this time.
    No your not!!!! when the fine weather comes you won't have time for gardening- It will be "Where's the bike and where shall we go."


    And I got all my early planting done- and last weekend snow and Frost. Lot of sorry looking plants in the garden now. But the bike riding is getting better.
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    Spring has been around for months.

    Some of us, however, have been making location wrong choices.
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    Snowdrops here too, plus crocuses, plus a few green bits on optimistic trees.

    It's about time.
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    Would Vermont qualify as location challenged??? It's snowing again.

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    I hear your pain, RG. I went out this afternoon after the Weather Channel promised me clearing weather after a week of off and on rain. The skies looked threatening, but they promised sun, dammit! Long story short, about 13 miles out, the rain started. After a couple miles of that, the sleet began. I limped home damp, but still feeling warm inside for getting out.
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    Seems like spring in the Ohio Valley this year has been more suited to pontoons than bicycles! But I know the real thing is just around the corner-at least I hope so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
    Seems like spring in the Ohio Valley this year has been more suited to pontoons than bicycles!
    Here ya go!



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    72 F in Salt Lake today. My stoker and I did 80+ miles this weekend. I expect by Wednesday it will be snowing again. Life in the Rockies...

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    A little chilly snap hear right now... Saturday when I got home from the ride with the Historian, the temperature was about 65... yesterday at about the same time when I went to the store, the temp was 45. It looks like a another cool day today, and slowly rising to 70 again by the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
    Seems like spring in the Ohio Valley this year has been more suited to pontoons than bicycles! But I know the real thing is just around the corner-at least I hope so!
    I agree. The river bike trail has been under water for so long I've forgotten what it looks like

    The park biking program started this month and we never schedule rides along the river trails in April or May because they'll more than likely be under water
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    No wind and temps in the high 80's to low 90's. Flowers and critters everywhere. Almost got hit by a wild turkey, a squirrel or two and a deer. Cooling off this week to the 60's and windy.
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    Saturday in CT was spectacular in the morning. I got in a ride at 72deg (shorts and a tee shirt) The main trails (unpaved) are not as wet as I expected but some of the outlying trails are still ready to suck your rims under the surface.

    This is the time of year with running water sounds everywhere in the woods. Now if we could get a few leaves and improve the pollen counts.
    you pretend we can just walk away from it. late on war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Saturday in CT was spectacular in the morning. I got in a ride at 72deg (shorts and a tee shirt) The main trails (unpaved) are not as wet as I expected but some of the outlying trails are still ready to suck your rims under the surface.

    This is the time of year with running water sounds everywhere in the woods. Now if we could get a few leaves and improve the pollen counts.
    Your Saturday was a lot nicer than mine

    We did the park biking program in 40F, 15-20 mph winds and a few sprinkles putting the wind chill down into the 30's. These riders don't seem to care about weather conditions. We normally have 60+ riders but the not-so-good weather conditions cut it down to 23. Many of us were hoping for no one showing up for this one
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    I think your Saturday was my Sunday.................

    As I look at the coming week begining with today.......52deg...56deg...61deg...63deg...67deg.....................


    Low rain probability means the mud will start to dry out. Unfortunately this will not do anything for your river flooding untill after the snow is gone to the north...
    you pretend we can just walk away from it. late on war.

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    We went from winter to summer in one day, it was 95 yesterday.
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