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    I have seen the light

    Last night's and this morning's commute were both done under daylight conditions, no supplementary lighting was necessary.

    Last Wednesday I noticed a tree that had budded out.

    How does that go? happy, happy, joy, joy :thumbup: :fun:
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    I saw a (host? flock? group?) of robins last week - sure sign of spring.
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    Screw you both. Still an ice cube up here.

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    You must lead a charmed life.....

    It was 5 (count'em 5 ) whole degrees F this morning and dark as well for me.

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    Originally posted by KrisA
    Screw you both. Still an ice cube up here.
    I don't doubt that. You live further than the boonies

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    Its raining,winter is here.
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    We finally got some snow here. Makes it hard to ride but we sure needed the moisture.
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    -33C. here two nights ago, without the wind chill!
    "...perhaps the world needs a little more Canada" - Jean Chretian, 2003.

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    46F
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    UV Index: 1 Minimal
    Dew Point: 30F
    Humidity: 54%
    Visibility: Unlimited
    Pressure: 30.10 inches and N/A
    Wind: Variable at 3 mph

    As reported at Walla Walla, WA Last Updated Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at 1:53 PM Pacific Standard Time (Tuesday, 4:53 PM EST).
    Ahhhhh sunshine!
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    You titled the thread, "I have seen the light."

    I reasonably expected to read about how you bought a new Colnago.

    But on the subject...We had great weather here in Greeley, CO until I started to round into form for the coming collegiate season, then, POW! a shot of cold weather and snow just to drive me back onto the trainer. I might be maintaining form but I am NOT maintaining enthusiasm.
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    Bwahahahaha!

    Bike season is practically all year round here in San Francisco Bay ARea . Last week ranged 60-65 F, sunny and dry (~50% relative humidity). Will rain this wednesday-thursday, but should be better afterwards. Even had to put on sunscreen for last weekend's ride.

    Although I confess I am a rainy day wuss. I hate drying and cleaning after a wet ride, so I just spend time on the rollers during winter rains.
    Last edited by rchan; 02-11-03 at 05:11 PM.

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    The ground is frozen and covered with snow. There's so much salt on the roads it rises in clouds as cars drive by and makes the air taste bitter.

    I dream of January 2002, when one day it hit 72F and we rode for several days in shorts and sandals.

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    It's been summer here for almost six months, and inspite of last week's downpour, it's been the driest summer we've ever had. Does anybody wonder why I'm looking forward to winter?
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    Here its finally light enough for me to be able to get a decent ride in after school, now I just need to wait for the snow to stop. That could be a problem because today I got the new tires that I desperatly needed and had my wheels trued so I would be ready to take my bike outside, and I think I jinxed myself because as soon as I got back from my LBS it started to snow like a bilizzard . Thats ok though I still have a couple stages of the 2002 tour left to keep me comfterable on the rollers.

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    Well let's see

    -20C this morning, -35C with the windchill

    Started snowing in the afternoon.

    Everything is frozen, roads are white with salt

    Yea, I love this

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    I hate to say this but it was pretty here in Ky today and it is supposed to be in the mid 40's tomorrow. However we have had more snow than usual this year. Four major snows for this area (Of course they only ranged from 4" to 7" in depth) But theRAIN that turns into freezing sleet is the problem around here. You can't figure out which tires to put on to ride in the crude, ice, or snow. I sure hope spring gets here in a hurry!!!

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    Well I took my road bike into the LBS for it's springtime regrease and tune-up. So, the good weather must be coming.

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    Yeah, yeah well Im just waiting until it is warm enough to go snow showing! Predicted high for Thursday negative 14 centigrade! I am look forward to getting out of my cabin. Only two more months to spring, give or take a few weeks.
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    Originally posted by Rotifer
    I saw a (host? flock? group?) of robins last week - sure sign of spring.
    he,s pulling your wire, the next season up here is autumn (fall) !
    :D
    dont worry be happy ????

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    I'm leaving about 20 minutes later in the morning just as the sun is rising and can get away without lights if it's not cloudy.

    At night it's light when I leave the office but dark when I get home. Maybe I'm just too slow.
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    This mid-Atlantic winter is making up for the past six or seven with sub-30 temps weeks (months, it seems) at a time and snow every week. Winter definitely sucks! Only good thing is that it is getting us roadies onto our MTBs for some fun rides over the winter. Also saw some robins around here last week. No doubt they are frozen by now.

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    and here was me thinking he had bought a new ewe beaut lighting system !

    well for me, seeing the light must mean that I need to use the extra dark polarised lenses so that I can open my eyes on the way to work. Actually today I got away with the lighter shade ones as there was some cloud in the sky. Clouds and rain have been pretty rare this summer. My garden is sure hoping for a good winter, and as much as it will mean lots of riding in the rain, for the sake of our dams I'll put up with it.

    In the meantime, still several weeks of strong hot sunshine forecast ...

    why doesn't the sky ever come is another shade than deep rampant blue ... (ok I'll stop boasting now as one day soon I might just live in a colder clime)
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    18 years till all my kids graduate high school so i can move to arizona or other warm climes and don't have to live near great school systems.
    the desert will always be there.....the dessert too i might add.
    till then we shall remain winter warriors.
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    Heard a raucus,honking noise, on my ride yesterday, looked up to see a huge v formation of Canada geese flying NORTH....Mind you with yesterdays temps they must have felt they had left it to late. (54 fah`t)

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    Morning ride was in the fifties. Rode by park and heard various birds singing. Just have to rub this in until summer comes and everyone has beautiful weather while I am choking down 100 + temperatures.

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