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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Deep Freeze heading into Midwest

    Local weather forecast (but not The Weather Channel) is showing bitter cold moving into the upper Midwest next week. Here in Madison three straight nights of lows from -14 to -16, highs around -5. Can't remember if it is going to be Tues-Thurs or Wed-Fri.

    This is after tomorrow's snowfall of 6"-9".

    So who's going to be out riding in it?

    Not I.
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    San Diego forecast:

    Updated: 11:51 PM PST on January 08, 2009

    Today
    clear
    74 | 45



    Saturday
    clear
    76 | 45



    Sunday
    clear
    83 | 45



    Monday
    clear
    85 | 47



    Tuesday
    clear
    70 | 47

    So yeah, I'll probably be out riding in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    lows from -14 to -16, highs around -5.

    This is after tomorrow's snowfall of 6"-9".

    So who's going to be out riding in it?

    Not I.


    Naw, you're lyin Tom. Why thats absurd!!......Nobody can live in that kind of cold. Its just rediculous.


    Seriously tho, I been up there in Iowa before during a deep freeze.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    San Diego forecast:

    Updated: 11:51 PM PST on January 08, 2009

    Today
    clear
    74 | 45



    Saturday
    clear
    76 | 45



    Sunday
    clear
    83 | 45



    Monday
    clear
    85 | 47



    Tuesday
    clear
    70 | 47

    So yeah, I'll probably be out riding in it.
    Oh, that's cruel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    San Diego forecast:

    Updated: 11:51 PM PST on January 08, 2009

    Today
    clear
    74 | 45



    Saturday
    clear
    76 | 45



    Sunday
    clear
    83 | 45



    Monday
    clear
    85 | 47



    Tuesday
    clear
    70 | 47

    So yeah, I'll probably be out riding in it.
    That's OK you need the ride more then we do
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    San Mateo / Silicon Valley no problem here.

    Today
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    Sat
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    Sun
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    Mon
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    Jan 16
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    and etc.

    Not as warm as San Diego but great for biking.
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    In one or two weeks I'll be riding my quad 10 miles out onto Lake Erie to fish for huge walleyes. Let's see some of you gloating fair weather guys do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    In one or two weeks I'll be riding my quad 10 miles out onto Lake Erie to fish for huge walleyes. Let's see some of you gloating fair weather guys do that!
    I think you should also cut a hole in the ice and jump in similar to what Ulrich did when he would go bear hunting with Vino in Khazakstan to prepare for the tour.
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    Next week forecasts teens and single digit highs, and single digit negative lows. Snow is on the way. Downright balmy!
    Yes, I will be riding in this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    I think you should also cut a hole in the ice and jump in similar to what Ulrich did when he would go bear hunting with Vino in Khazakstan to prepare for the tour.
    On New Year's Day the Cleveland Triathlon Club did just that, and it was shown on the local news. The image of guys wearing Mankini's in 27 degree temps, romping in the Lake Erie surf with the snow covered beach is still etched in my mind.

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    The weather will break over here on Sunday- So rain is expected on Monday and into the 50's.

    Normal riding will be resumed- Or may be Sunday if I can defrost the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBikeguy View Post
    Next week forecasts teens and single digit highs, and single digit negative lows. Snow is on the way. Downright balmy!
    Yes, I will be riding in this.
    Better hold onto your butt ... they are downgrading those forecasts. Check Accuweather. Right now their forecasts for Minneapolis are:

    Tuesday high 1, low -4
    Wed high -3, low -10
    Thur high 5, low -8
    Fri high 10, low -8

    And it could be colder. An Arctic air mass is moving our way.
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    I remind my mother, who lives in Florida, that when it is -15 F, that is 47 degrees below freezing. She thinks it is bitter cold when there is a frost on the grass.

    Coldest it has been since I moved here in '89 was -28 F, or 60 degrees below freezing point. That was very, very cold. I walked out in it, wearing a short sleeve shirt, just to experience how cold it was. Didn't stay out long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    In one or two weeks I'll be riding my quad 10 miles out onto Lake Erie to fish for huge walleyes. Let's see some of you gloating fair weather guys do that!
    Now that's a tasty fish!
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    Maybe we shouldn't be planning on spending trillions of dollars to prevent global warming?

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    Were getting the 5 to 9 inches a snow tonight and tommrow ! Then we go in to a serious deep freeze below zero crap !!!!!! And NO I won"t be riding in it. I will just go to the gym when the roads clear Have faith End a March it a be decent again here in Michigan .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    San Diego forecast:

    Updated: 11:51 PM PST on January 08, 2009

    Today
    clear
    74 | 45



    Saturday
    clear
    76 | 45



    Sunday
    clear
    83 | 45



    Monday
    clear
    85 | 47



    Tuesday
    clear
    70 | 47

    So yeah, I'll probably be out riding in it.
    Of course the reason the weather will be high over the weekend is Santa Ana winds... I doubt you will be riding then!

    For folks who don't know, Santa Anas are our "snow"!
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    Just finished snowblowing the driveway for the 6th time so far this winter. We got 7"-8".

    A balmy 20 on Saturday and 25 on Sunday. Will be getting out to enjoy it.

    Saturday is our big Bike Swap Meet in Madison. Always lots of goodies there at low prices.
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    We only got about an inch for this snow. Only about a foot on the ground right now. But that still means I won't be out riding for a while. It never gets quite warm enough to melt the ice and snow on the roads. I can ride when it's cold, but the snow does me in. I really, really, really hate winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Saturday is our big Bike Swap Meet in Madison. Always lots of goodies there at low prices.
    Tomorrow? Where in Madison?
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    Next Thursday the low is forcast to be -22. I moving to Alabama that day. Anybody ride down there? I'll be more than ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaman View Post
    Tomorrow? Where in Madison?
    Yep.

    http://www.brazendropouts.org/swap09.shtml


    Maybe I'll wear one of my bike trail shirts ... like my Root River Trail or Sugar River Trail shirts.
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    I heard it was about 5 F in Big Bear around last weekend... that's about 90 minutes from us, here in sunny Southern California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCIpam View Post
    Of course the reason the weather will be high over the weekend is Santa Ana winds... I doubt you will be riding then!

    For folks who don't know, Santa Anas are our "snow"!
    I'd appreciate "real" snow much more. Not sure if we'll be riding in the morning... probably not if the gusts are 70-80 mph as predicted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yen View Post
    I'd appreciate "real" snow much more. Not sure if we'll be riding in the morning... probably not if the gusts are 70-80 mph as predicted.
    Come on, grow a back bone there fellow sunshine stater. If Miss Gulch can do it you can; hell, she did it carrying an "ugly little dog".

    That's me, watching Miss Gulch ride by my house; it is a pic from my younger days when I was into cross dressing

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