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Old 10-27-06, 03:53 PM   #1
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Winter of 06-07 is going to be....

mild? Cold? A bad one? What do you think?
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Old 10-27-06, 03:53 PM   #2
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Probably a mix of sun, rain, and fog for us bay area folks.
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Here's what NOAA says. Since I define "cold" as anything below 50 degrees, it's unfortunately going to be another cold winter here.
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Old 10-27-06, 04:20 PM   #4
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After the summer we've had here? WELCOME.
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Hoping for cold enough and long enough to kill off some of the mosquito population.
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Old 10-27-06, 04:23 PM   #6
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typical.......dry & mild.
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Hoping for cold enough and long enough to kill off some of the mosquito population.
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Old 10-27-06, 04:59 PM   #8
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I hear for the NE it'll be colder than last year's but warmer than the last 30 year's average.

In other words, it'll be cold, you're more than likely to get a few snow storms, maybe even a major one.
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Old 10-27-06, 05:16 PM   #9
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typical.......dry & mild.
Huh? What's this winter that you speak of?
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Old 10-27-06, 05:32 PM   #10
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its going to be 65 on christmas with low winds, And Im going to do a century around the Cape.

Its getting cold recently though
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Old 10-27-06, 05:52 PM   #11
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mild? Cold? A bad one? What do you think?
In the North-east expect below average temperatures and above averages of precipitation. Not sure if their will be a lot of rain and snow though.
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Old 10-27-06, 05:55 PM   #12
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The wooly worms here in the MW are prognostigating a cold and snowy winter early and milder in late winter.
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Old 10-27-06, 05:58 PM   #13
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The wooly worms here in the MW are prognostigating a cold and snowy winter early and milder in late winter.

Do you read the Farmers almanac?.
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its going to be 65 on christmas with low winds, And Im going to do a century around the Cape.

Its getting cold recently though
65 on christmas??????
does that mean I get a free pass and skip it all together for a ride?!!
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65 on christmas??????
does that mean I get a free pass and skip it all together for a ride?!!
Why does that sound soooooooo good?
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Old 10-27-06, 06:13 PM   #16
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yeah, I wish... Im allready thinking of a way I could get out for an hour and I dont think that's going to happend...
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It'll be between 50-60 degrees here during winter. We never have weather that hinders riding.
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Old 10-27-06, 06:34 PM   #18
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I try not to ride when there is snow on the road. I have ridden on black ice a couple times (not on purpose). That was definitely interesting.
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Old 10-27-06, 06:49 PM   #19
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The sun will generally rise from the east and set in the west for the winter. That is all.
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Old 10-27-06, 07:36 PM   #20
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My hopes are that it will not snow too much, even if it is cold. As little ice on the road as possible, to motivate me to keep riding outdoors in the winter!
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Old 10-27-06, 08:11 PM   #21
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Do you read the Farmers almanac?.
Nope, just the wolly worms and they have a 'reasonable" accuracy. What's the almanac say?
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My hopes are that it will not snow too much, even if it is cold. As little ice on the road as possible, to motivate me to keep riding outdoors in the winter!
You can do it. I was able to commute an average of 3 days per week last winter. I did run into a little black ice. It was exciting.
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eeeh, I don't feel so courageous that I want to go looking for black ice. I just have nasty images of me slipping, torn clothes, or even me slip into the road.
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Old 10-27-06, 08:35 PM   #24
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eeeh, I don't feel so courageous that I want to go looking for black ice. I just have nasty images of me slipping, torn clothes, or even me slip into the road.
2 words: Studded Tires!
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2 words: Studded Tires!
You know, my frame has such tight clearance, I don't think studded tires will even fit! Even with my 700x25 tires, there is only 3 or 4mm clearance witht he FD clamp on the seat tube.
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