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    Finally! First Ride of the season.

    Braved the gusty winds to do my first ride of the season. Only 12 miles but great satisfaction finally getting out of the basement and on the road and knowing that the whole summer awaits!
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    Me too, 20 miles on a gravel grinder path along the Maumee River.Snow in the forecast tonite.

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    It's been a really cold winter here in SW Ohio, with many days of close to record lows. But mixed in were some unseasonably warm days, and some of those were dry, too. I got out 5 times in Jan and Feb, mostly in the 50F range.

    The heavy blue and red lines are average low and high for that day, and the faint lines are record low and high. There were wild swings in temperature this winter.

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    Congrats!
    I got out Saturday for the first of the season for me.

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    I figured the winter from hell was done with the continental US, but noooooo, supposed to be high 30's here tonight and the winds have never abated at all. Even these few warm days had stiff, gusty south winds. At least this is supposed to be over with in a day or so, highs in the mid 70's by Friday, so they say.

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    Back here (SW Ontario) for a little kick as well; 22C or so Sunday/Monday -- -2C this a.m. (-9C tonight). About 5cms snow on the ground. Oh well; I've managed a few commutes and two long rides so far in April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
    Back here (SW Ontario) for a little kick as well; 22C or so Sunday/Monday -- -2C this a.m. (-9C tonight). About 5cms snow on the ground. Oh well; I've managed a few commutes and two long rides so far in April.
    I knew its too good to be truth with temperature like this in April . I hope to get a ride this Thursday with temperature around 9c .

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    Way to go!

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    Should have said to the OP first off, congrats on the first ride for the year, probably felt great to get out, finally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mapeiboy View Post
    I knew its too good to be truth with temperature like this in April . I hope to get a ride this Thursday with temperature around 9c .
    As my students would say, "I know, right?". Thursday is looking much better here (London) as well ... still too much rain for my liking over the next week or so, but as long as the snow's gone I'm happy.

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    It has indeed been a horribly long winter here in the Northeast. Last night was warm, but very, very windy. "Plastic Trash Can in the street weather".
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