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    Spring weather arrives in a blanket of white!

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    Old man winter kicked the ____ out of Spring yesterday. It snowed all day and if the temps was a few degrees colder, we'd probably have 12 inches instead of the 4-8 inches still on the ground. Oh, this pick was taken at 1pm and by midnight, there was at least 6 inches on the roads.

    Pretty remarkable in western Oregon at 100-200 feet in elevation to have measurable snow in March.

    With last weeks continued wet weather with cooler temps, it's hard to get any rides in. I just hope this clears by Saturday.

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    Just put all your clothing on- 2 pairs of socks and the ski mask and ride.
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    Very weird times. Here in the (Ohio) Valley, several of the riders had the audacity to complain about how hot it was yesterday: 86F. Unseasonable, to be sure.

    I wonder if it all averages out. Alaska is getting pummeled, from what I understand.

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    It just goes to show a person that you can't depend on the weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFish View Post
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    Old man winter kicked the ____ out of Spring yesterday. It snowed all day and if the temps was a few degrees colder, we'd probably have 12 inches instead of the 4-8 inches still on the ground. Oh, this pick was taken at 1pm and by midnight, there was at least 6 inches on the roads.

    Pretty remarkable in western Oregon at 100-200 feet in elevation to have measurable snow in March.

    With last weeks continued wet weather with cooler temps, it's hard to get any rides in. I just hope this clears by Saturday.
    11" @ my place. Hopefully riding tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFish View Post
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    Old man winter kicked the ____ out of Spring yesterday. It snowed all day and if the temps was a few degrees colder, we'd probably have 12 inches instead of the 4-8 inches still on the ground. Oh, this pick was taken at 1pm and by midnight, there was at least 6 inches on the roads.

    Pretty remarkable in western Oregon at 100-200 feet in elevation to have measurable snow in March.

    With last weeks continued wet weather with cooler temps, it's hard to get any rides in. I just hope this clears by Saturday.
    Keep it, we don't want any. Here they have already graded the gravel roads, and I saw the sweeper out this afternoon reclaiming some of the sand they put down over the winter. I'd rather see the snow plow in hibernation, the out and busy.

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    Makes me wonder about the OSU baseball game today???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogster View Post
    Keep it, we don't want any. Here they have already graded the gravel roads, and I saw the sweeper out this afternoon reclaiming some of the sand they put down over the winter. I'd rather see the snow plow in hibernation, the out and busy.
    No, the snow belongs further north. Rain, sure, we get plenty of that, but not snow in the valley, at least not now. This snowfall set a new record, very strange weather patterns for sure. Last year Spring was cool and wet, hopefully this year won't repeat itself.

    I can understand why people use trainers over the winter months. It's hard to get motivated to ride in poor weather. Plus the roads are trashed with debris.

    Today, it's 36F outside with early fog and low clouds with snow still on the ground. Although the roads are clear in some areas, riding conditions aren't great. I'm always amazed when I see cyclist out in this weather, although these people appear to be full time commuters or people living car-free. Definitely a tough group of people, hats off to them.

    I know, I know.........just HTFU. But hey, doesn't getting older qualify as an excuse?

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    Getting older is a reason for adjustments, but no excuse for anything.

    Totally tired of the snow. No riding today, no shoulders since they are still snow-covered or at best really messy. But supposed to hit 60 deg tomorrow, and the Bride and I are planning a ride tomorrow. Gotta get saddle time for her to prep for Monster Cookie next month, her first Century ride (metric).

    At least I am not having to mow the grass. But not long till that 3X per week mowing season....
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    Quote Originally Posted by david58 View Post
    Gotta get saddle time for her to prep for Monster Cookie next month, her first Century ride (metric).
    Do you like the route?

    Starts and finishes in downtown Salem, heads north through Keizer. That's a fair amount of in-town riding, something I don't enjoy. I'm still debating on whether to ride or not. On the plus side (or not), the roads are mostly flat, good for an early season ride.

    Hope your right about Saturday, have a good ride.

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    Here is a picture of our blanket of white along the bike path in Woodridge, Illinois taken 3-21-2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFish View Post
    No, the snow belongs further north. Rain, sure, we get plenty of that, but not snow in the valley, at least not now. This snowfall set a new record, very strange weather patterns for sure. Last year Spring was cool and wet, hopefully this year won't repeat itself.

    I can understand why people use trainers over the winter months. It's hard to get motivated to ride in poor weather. Plus the roads are trashed with debris.

    Today, it's 36F outside with early fog and low clouds with snow still on the ground. Although the roads are clear in some areas, riding conditions aren't great. I'm always amazed when I see cyclist out in this weather, although these people appear to be full time commuters or people living car-free. Definitely a tough group of people, hats off to them.

    I know, I know.........just HTFU. But hey, doesn't getting older qualify as an excuse?
    Here today at 13℃/55℉ it's the coldest it's been in a week and a half, day before yesterday it was 25℃/77℉, the normal temperature for this time of year is 5℃/41℉

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFish View Post
    Do you like the route?

    Starts and finishes in downtown Salem, heads north through Keizer. That's a fair amount of in-town riding, something I don't enjoy. I'm still debating on whether to ride or not. On the plus side (or not), the roads are mostly flat, good for an early season ride.

    Hope your right about Saturday, have a good ride.
    Just a great first ride, though in town isnt our favorite. Caveat: I have not ridden it before. But for a first ride of the year, being close to totally flat is a good thing, town or no. A large group of my coworkers ride it every year, and it gives us a milestone to look forward to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3bluebikes View Post
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    Here is a picture of our blanket of white along the bike path in Woodridge, Illinois taken 3-21-2012.
    Talk about polar opposites......I prefer your white over ours. Glad to see some people are enjoying spring weather.

    Truthfully, temps reached 54F today, the snow is almost gone and roads are clear. Hope to get a few rides in this weekend before the rain comes back.

    Enjoy the weather while you can!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFish View Post
    Hope to get a few rides in this weekend before the rain comes back.

    Enjoy the weather while you can!!
    I'll gladly ride in the rain! This last week of wind, rain, sleet, slush, and snow was a real corker, tho!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogster View Post
    Here today at 13℃/55℉ it's the coldest it's been in a week and a half, day before yesterday it was 25℃/77℉, the normal temperature for this time of year is 5℃/41℉
    It's not only been a warm winter but a very dry one here in Toronto.
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    Snow melted yesterday.
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