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Old 02-15-14, 01:26 PM   #1
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Is it just me, or....

.. Does this winter absolutely, positively, STINK!?!?! (use another word, if you like)
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Old 02-15-14, 02:00 PM   #2
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I would say ROCK! A respectable quantity of snow, and early enough to utilize. Love it. Sure we've had some chilly stretches. But htfu people. You can always add another layer or two. In the hot and humid you can only take so much off before you get arrested...or your picture on the interweb.
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It hasn't been too bad. Last winter was worse and the summer of 012 was worse than the summer of 013. No complaints.
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I love the winter so far this year. The amounts of snow do not bother me (despite my car cowering and refusing to move in it), and the cold is great because then it feels sweltering at 17 degrees instead of having to wait until summer.
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While living in Toronto and working in Edmonton, I had an early start to winter at work and it is dragging on at home. Sitting in Scottsdale enjoying record heat has been a nice treat this week.
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Am I allowed to complain if I live in Florida?

Usually it's 75 and sunny here in the winter, which is really our break from the high temps, humidity and rain in the summer.

But,this year, we've had a lot of cold, windy and rainy days, which sucks a little. It's still not that bad, as our idea of cold is like low 38, high 54, and we have had some nice days, too. Today is a good one.
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.. Does this winter absolutely, positively, STINK!?!?! (use another word, if you like)
I'm with you, I'm ready for spring as long as we get a slow transition to allow the snow to melt without more flooding.
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Old 02-22-14, 03:22 PM   #8
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Am I allowed to complain if I live in Florida?
I think that between the intense cold, the endless parade of snowstorms, the ice, the roof collapses, the snowstorm gridlock, and of course,
potholes, I would expect a lot of tough, we've-seen-it-all New Englanders to seriously be looking at Florida real estate in the near future.
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It hasn't been wintery since back in October. And that winter passed relatively uneventfully. The fog got a little depressing on a few days, but that was about it.

What you need to do is to go away for a few weeks during your winter. We try to do that as often as possible and it helps shorten/break up a long winter.
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What you need to do is to go away for a few weeks during your winter.
I prefer to go away to see/enjoy winter a couple of times each year....since there is no real winter here
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Old 02-26-14, 01:53 AM   #11
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I prefer to go away to see/enjoy winter a couple of times each year....since there is no real winter here
We do that too. Our winters are probably something like what you'd find along the coast in southern Oregon, or somewhere around there. Wet and cool.

But I miss the snow so we go visit the snow once in a while.
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It was 66 degrees just the other day and now we are expecting more snow and ice here in Missouri. I hate this weather I need spring. I thought I was going to die yesterday as I was pedaling up a cold windy highway! My lungs were aching like a mother f*****!
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I'm sick of it. 2 cars have flipped here in the last week on the road I drive to work on (speed has to be a factor). One was on a dry day, so that was confusing.

I'm ready for spring and to get my bikes out, but I have wheels to build first!
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Old 02-26-14, 06:47 AM   #14
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Winter is just meh in Texas. Hot then cold. Cold then hot. If stuff falls out the sky it was either shot down or it is ice that makes people panic and convert their IRA's into bread and milk and toilet paper.
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this winter doesn't seem to smell any different than last......did you move near a paper mill or something?
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Nah, just trying to keep in mind that here at Bikeforums, we are "family friendly". Thus, the word "stink" is a substitute
for something else.
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Moving to Arizona is my only desire in life. Been living in the Northern Parts of the USA for all my life and its true when you get older you hate winter more and more.
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Depending on where you are checking we could be looking at overnight temps of -40C with another ten degrees of wind chill and not much warming in sight for at least a week.

Last night our neighbours in Regina saw -40C with wind chills of -67C which is -81F for you southerners and -40 is where the C and f scales meet on the way down.

It is like living on Hoth, my little Tauntaun does not like it when it gets this cold either despite her wooly little coat.
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It is really flerpin cold right now... people in Florida should come here and lick a signpost.
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It hasn't been wintery since back in October. And that winter passed relatively uneventfully. The fog got a little depressing on a few days, but that was about it.

What you need to do is to go away for a few weeks during your winter. We try to do that as often as possible and it helps shorten/break up a long winter.
Living in Australia has made you weak.



This is my first winter here for a number of years... have spent the last three in Oregon where the damp and cold is often worse that than what we are seeing now as at laeast we have clear skies and abundant sunshine which actually feels warmer now as we head for spring.

This kind of cold is unusual for this time of year... we expect this in January but then it was balmy and warm.
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This is my first winter here for a number of years... have spent the last three in Oregon where the damp and cold is often worse that than what we are seeing now as at laeast we have clear skies and abundant sunshine which actually feels warmer now as we head for spring.

This kind of cold is unusual for this time of year... we expect this in January but then it was balmy and warm.

Today is the first day of autumn ... the days will start getting shorter and the temps will likely start cooling off too.


Where we lived (north of Melbourne), our town was in a valley, next to a river, on the edge of the mountains. During the winters, it rained a lot and was quite chilly there (but not cold like Alberta or Manitoba), with snow on the mountains around. Probably quite similar to your Oregon winters. But the fog was the most depressing part. For whatever reason that town attracted fog. You could go 5 km outward on any side of town, and the fog would start to clear, but in town, it was thick. Elsewhere the fog would lift by about noon ... not in that town.

When you spend all day long, day after day after day (between about the beginning of June to the beginning of September) in either low cloud and pouring rain or thick fog, and temps around about +5C .... you start to think about travelling somewhere warmer and sunnier ... somewhere with Like Canada ... in 2011! Or in 2012, we were in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Europe for most of the winter.

Our new location should be better ... still cool with a good possibility of rain, and snow on the mountains, but apparently days of fog so thick you can hardly see the building across the road are rare. Maybe we'll see more sun this winter!! It makes a difference.
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It is really flerpin cold right now... people in Florida should come here and lick a signpost.
I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of my motorcycle on my way to the golf course.

You can come down and lick a palm tree if you like.



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