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    Snow is staying; can winter be far behind?

    Awoke to a light spit of snow. Can look out my window to see termination dust half way down the hill. The river is getting shallower. Can winter be far behind? After a summer of almost constant wildfires with the smoke that made everything miserable I confess I'm not ready!

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    What's snow?
    Our river is definitely not getting shallower. Six flood gates open.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Only going up to 91 degrees today . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latitude65 View Post
    Awoke to a light spit of snow. Can look out my window to see termination dust half way down the hill.
    Where you at?

    77f here today. I'll admit I did see some snow on the map out west and the local weather is predicting much cooler temps next week.

    I'm there with ya though. I just found my cycling spirit and I'm not ready to give it up yet. I'm even looking at cold weather cycling gear so I won't have to give it up for winter.
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    Our high today was 43F... Feels like winter already
    I reserve the right to be wrong at any time. :D

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    Moderators: Please delete this thread that mentions SNOW and WINTER!
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    I can empathize with y'all who have heat and floods. We started the summer with floods that literally wiped out entire villages. Some of which still aren't cleaned up. Then came the wildfires that burned nearly Three Million acres and brought miserable smoke and hazardous health conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Moderators: Please delete this thread that mentions SNOW and WINTER!
    +1

    S-N-O-W is a four letter word and should not be written, uttered, spoke of, or thought of amongst polite company!

    And the "W" word. Ugh! Let's not even speak of it, lest we hasten its arrival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    What's snow?
    Our river is definitely not getting shallower. Six flood gates open.
    Did you take that picture today, BD? Do you ride across the dam?
    There is an earthen dam near here that I ride across, but it hasn't touched water in a long time. In the early 60s they had water skiing here.


    Forgot to mention it was over 100 again here today. I must be crazy to live here. A friend has tried to get me to move to Eureka, it's 65 all year. I don't think there are jobs, however.
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    Snow is staying; can winter be far behind?

    Around these here parts the reply is usually just "Quitcher whinin' an git out yer winter wheels!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    Snow is staying; can winter be far behind?

    Around these here parts the reply is usually just "Quitcher whinin' an git out yer winter wheels!"

    When did you take that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    When did you take that?
    During a light dusting last November(ish) I think.

    I'm close enough to Lake Ontario that I get snow collecting on the ground a couple weeks later than the Southern part of the City, the water keeps the imediate area that much warmer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Moderators: Please delete this thread that mentions SNOW and WINTER!
    OK, I won't mention the s* or w* words, but will say this photo was taken today:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...2&d=1253752590


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    It was 105* here today and drier than a popcorn f*rt in Death Valley.

    I wouldn't mind a cool breeze and a cloudy day or two. Rain is welcome too but that usually arrives in The Season That Shall Not Be Named.

    Having missed several months of prime cycling I'm among those not ready to give up summer.
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    Snow hasn't yet come to Wisconsin, thank goodness. Not ready for it yet. The weather here has been very nice. We've had a few lows in the lower 40s though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    Did you take that picture today, BD? Do you ride across the dam?
    The picture was taken Tuesday by a power company employee. There is no public access to the dam which is on the Oconee River creating Lake Sinclair. There is a greenway about 3 miles downriver from the dam which was under several feet of water for a few hours. Our flooding was minor compared to the mess they had up the road in Atlanta. By Wednesday afternoon, the river was back within its banks and life was back to normal, though the greenway was still closed for cleanup. The dam with floodgates open is an awesome sight and the sound is incredible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntime60 View Post
    Where you at?
    Based on the BF name (Latitude65) and the reference to 'termination dust' (also know as 'rotation dust'), my vote would go to Fairbanks area of Alaska.

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    Snow is just a myth perpetrated by those who live in the North. The only ice we recognize is in our drinks.

    (I lived most of my life in Rochester NY, but I have decided those years were delusional, after all, why did I willingly live where water freezes?)

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    I rather enjoy a good winter with lots of snow - cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.


    And cycling does not even come close to x-country skiing on a track as a full-body workout including cardio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiph View Post
    Based on the BF name (Latitude65) and the reference to 'termination dust' (also know as 'rotation dust'), my vote would go to Fairbanks area of Alaska.
    Thank you. I was beginning to think this post was a riddle for us to figure out.

    Here's more Alaskan slang.....

    http://www.decorphoto.com/ak-slang.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    What's snow?
    Our river is definitely not getting shallower. Six flood gates open.
    I've heard that the Cyclone roller coaster at Six Flags has been turned into a submarine ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I've heard that the Cyclone roller coaster at Six Flags has been turned into a submarine ride.
    You heard right.

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    Officially heading for a drought here now in the S.E. corner of the UK. Can hardly believe it after all the rain we have had in June and July but resoirvoirs not to capacity and only 30% of usual rainfall in August and none yet in September.
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    Calling Al Gore - it's snowing!!!

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    ^^^^?
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