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    You can thank me now

    Just wanted to make sure we have a winter we can continue to ride our bikes through - so I just picked up my new snow blower. That should keep the snow away!
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    reminds me last fall there was a guy on the CCRT with a leaf blower. looked like he intended to get all 22+ miles of it!
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    Steel or carbon fiber?

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    I'm glad to see you're using your powers for the good of all!
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    Will it help if I bring my snow shovels down from the garage attic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclinfool View Post
    Just wanted to make sure we have a winter we can continue to ride our bikes through - so I just picked up my new snow blower. That should keep the snow away!
    Very thoughtful of you.

    And it's working already, I just checked the long range forecast here and, no doubt thanks to you, snow seems to be unlikely.

    If we get the odd flurry, could I get you and the machine out here? I've got pals in DHL

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    that reminds me,I have to mow the lawn today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Got pics?
    I was considering the recumbent version

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Steel or carbon fiber?
    Steel of course, you know how much I hate CF on those long efforts.
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    Thanks, man. Just in time too; my wife is worn out from hand shoveling our driveway over the years.

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    you live in the wrong part of the country... move to the DC area and I will believe you I think we had more snow than you this last winter...

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    Why get rid if the snow----It's great for riding in- Gives you a couple of days extra holiday when you can't get out of the road and it looks pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclinfool View Post
    Just wanted to make sure we have a winter we can continue to ride our bikes through - so I just picked up my new snow blower. That should keep the snow away!
    I got mine back from the shop last Wednesday, permaybehaps it will work for me?
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    Dammnit, This reminds me. My wife wants me to buy a snow blower this year. I tore a rotator cuff in the spring and she is afraid if I stay at it with the shovel this winter I'll tear it anew.

    I keep forgetting to go look at them.

    Like overthehill, I cut the grass today. But I also closed to pool down for the winter. It is coming. I guess I should go look at snowblowers.

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    Cyclinfool,
    Did you go for the 10 horsepower model with electric start, cyclops headlight, 4 speed transmission, and lots of knobs and gauges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
    Cyclinfool,
    Did you go for the 10 horsepower model with electric start, cyclops headlight, 4 speed transmission, and lots of knobs and gauges?
    I bought an Ariens Compact 24. Would have like to have moved up to the next range models but I have no space to store a larger machine. Basically replacing an old Toro that was about the same size. I have a steep driveway and I must get the snow off or the cars won't go up. Shovels work for snow falls less the 2 feet but when the road plow comes - I can end up with a 4 foot berm.
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    What's this 'snow' stuff of which you speak?

    We've just finished winter and I had to wash the bike a couple of times because it rained. Cripes, I even had to wear leg warmers some mornings.

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    Bah! I've got a Deere 2305. It's got a 48" 2-stage PTO-driven blower that chucks snow 35 feet. And a blade for those smaller snowfalls.

    I should add that I want it to snow. Otherwise my x-c skis get too dusty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    I'm glad to see you're using your powers for the good of all!
    It won't do us any good. Upstate NY is too far away.
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    Living in southern AZ do not have need for snowshovel/blower or lawn mower.
    Waste of time . . .
    We ride 13 months out of the year . . .
    Sure, lived in NY (Catskills) and Michigan . . . got smart and moved to Tucson area in 1978!

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    Well I got the lawn mowed and as a treat even enjoyed some fresh off the cane late season raspberries,great taste but a little tart. Now to get ready for tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclinfool View Post
    Just wanted to make sure we have a winter we can continue to ride our bikes through - so I just picked up my new snow blower. That should keep the snow away!
    Would it do us a double slam-dunk if I bought a new indoor trainer to mount my bike on? If so, which brand is the best - to assure a perfectly dry and warm winter season?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    I should add that I want it to snow. Otherwise my x-c skis get too dusty.
    Cyclinfool - Glad you're near the right coast. Don't stop the left coast snows, we are anticipating an epic "La Nina" ski season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
    Cyclinfool - Glad you're near the right coast. Don't stop the left coast snows, we are anticipating an epic "La Nina" ski season.
    Well - I too will pray for snow in the mountains, my down hill skis don't like the rocks & stumps. As far as western snow is concerned, as long as Alta has >100' base in March I'll be fine, asking for a 100" storm like I got there last year would be asking for too much.
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