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Old 03-01-09, 12:22 PM   #1
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Hopefully Spring is right around the corner

Here in the nice southern Satate of North Carolina, I was hoping for a good weekend to ride. Thursday it was 60 and friday it was 58. Saturday it started raining and was about 40 and on sunday at 1319 it is nopw a mix of sleet and snow with a suspected 4 to 8 inches of snow falling this afternoon thru tonight. So instead of a nice weekend ride on the bikes we are sitting in front of the fireplace eating bowls of home made chile and fresh home made bread. I just hope the weather improves soon. Have not had a chance to ride since January.
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It sounds like you need a weekend job with Thursdays and Fridays off.


Sorry....it was just too good to pass up.
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I can verify that accordng to my Almanac- Spring is not too far away. But neither is Autumn. It doesn't say anything about Summer this year though.
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Spring is right around the corner. Only, how far away is the corner?
Sussex. Nowt. Oh, it took me a while. Naught. Here we say naught. As in dubba naught seven, your famous Fleming agent.
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Old 03-03-09, 12:07 AM   #5
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This has been one of the coldest winters in a very long time. Doesn't seem very much like global warming does it? I was listening to a program today that said world wide this year was colder than last year world wide. How does that work?

But still today was almost perfect. 70 degrees with no wind. I thought I was in a disney movie.
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Globally, 2008 was slightly cooler than 2007, although it was still the 8th warmest year on record.

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories...ncdcstats.html
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Globally, 2008 was slightly cooler than 2007, although it was still the 8th warmest year on record.

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories...ncdcstats.html
You may be right but I am beginning to smell another "experts predict" Ozone hole theory. I was reading about the little ice age in Europe the other day. Also I found the history of Greenland and Iceland to be interesting. But there were no experts telling the Vikings about global warming.

But I am looking forward to Spring as I am sure some of our frozen neighbors in Kentucky who have had the worst winter in how long? But I did discover they are measuring against a 100 year average of the last century. We are into 9 years of this century so I am skeptical that the average will be the same after the other 91 years we have to go. But that is just me.
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No chance of Spring anytime soon here.......http://www.arh.noaa.gov/zonefcst.php?zone=222
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No chance of Spring anytime soon here.......http://www.arh.noaa.gov/zonefcst.php?zone=222
How many days a year can you ride in Alaska?
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This is what I encountered on Saturday. North Branch bike path in Chicago. This section is always the last to melt, sun doesnt hit it. So it was a short ride in 25 degree weather. Nice to get out though, and my vintage Peugeot that I refurbished rode great. Tomorrow 40+ degrees. I'll give it a go, hopefully this section will melt by the afternoon.


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In Southern California, spring begins this Sunday.
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How many days a year can you ride in Alaska?
Believe it or not, there are those that ride all year....even when it's -40F or colder! Not me though...I usually start riding when the majority of the snow is melted back off the road shoulders. That can be sometime in April in a good year. I generally ride until the end of September, maybe a week or so into October when the snow starts sticking.
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I have been to Juno and Ketchacan (sp) in September and it wasn't bad. But if it ever got colder than my freezer or my fridg I think I would just stay inside. The only thing that bothers me here is in the summer there are times I have to get my road ride in early. Leave the house by 6 or 7 am and be back inside by 10am. But even on those days I can still ride the MTB around the lake if I don't push it.
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That looks nice for Spring in Wisconsin.

Unfortunately for us, it won't be 70 here this weekend, like it will be there.
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Forecast is for things to finally climb above freezing for the rest of this week.

Unfortunately that forecast also calls for rain for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

I have pumped the tires up on one bike, to save time if I want to sneak out between the raindrops.
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Daylight time begins tomorrow; weather appears to be on a warming trend with the snow rapidly vanishing. I just called up my local bike shop to make an appointment next Saturday for having the studded winter tires removed from my bike.

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Last Sunday, 14" of snow predicted here in NJ (only got about 5"). Monday and Tuesday were in the 20's. Today it was 73F.
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