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Old 10-30-10, 06:24 AM   #1
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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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Old 10-30-10, 06:50 AM   #2
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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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Old 10-30-10, 07:34 AM   #4
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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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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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Old 10-30-10, 11:33 AM   #9
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I was considering the recumbent version

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Steel or carbon fiber?
Steel of course, you know how much I hate CF on those long efforts.
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Old 10-30-10, 11:43 AM   #11
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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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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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Old 10-30-10, 04:55 PM   #16
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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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Old 10-30-10, 05:24 PM   #17
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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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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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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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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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Old 10-31-10, 01:14 PM   #25
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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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