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    It is what it is Sage23's Avatar
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    Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well boys and girls, that time has come:



    Yep, snow is in the air! Thankfully, its WAAAAAAY up there in the U.P., but its only a matter of time before it makes its way south.

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    Funny, I was just thinking how beautiful the snow flurries were on my ride in to work. Of course the fact that last night I picked up my new commuter bike may have put a positive spin on the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage23
    Well boys and girls, that time has come:



    Yep, snow is in the air! Thankfully, its WAAAAAAY up there in the U.P., but its only a matter of time before it makes its way south.
    We got a few minutes of flurries only a few miles to your east last night. I guess I better get crackin' on building up my snow/ice bike. Of course, if this winter is much like last, I'll hardly need it.

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    This user is a pipebomb brotherdan's Avatar
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    Bring it on, I say!
    Bikes belong in the motor city

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    Thursday morning and just got back from walking the dog through heavy snow flurries. Couldn't see then end of the block! YIKES!!!!!

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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just spent 1.5 hours driving in to work. There was enough acculmulation that I had to clean off my car as well. I feel a business trip to somewhere warm coming on.....anyone have a folding bike I can borrow (Kenal0)?

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    HURAYYYYYY!!

    Bring it on, I love to XC ski as well as bike.



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    Got Hills, I do! "Fred"'s Avatar
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    Ya my group ride was called off because of snow today.

    Here is a picture I just took 3:08 PM

    Oh well june is just around the corner.

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    I'm fine. Cromulent's Avatar
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    We didn't get anything here but a few flakes, and it's supposed to get a little warmer by the weekend. I just bought a shiny new winter commuter bike, which from the look of things won't be shiny for too much longer.

    But I like biking in the snow. It's the salt and two weeks of accumulated slush that get me. And the cold. And the wind. Not a big fan of the darkness, either. Did I mention the cold?

    Gah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred
    Ya my group ride was called off because of snow today.

    Here is a picture I just took 3:08 PM

    Oh well june is just around the corner.
    Where in 'da U.P. are you?

    I like watching the cams linked at www.johndee.com.

    Quite a few had snow yesterday and I saw that the forecast was for up to a foot + in areas!

    Wax 'em up!

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    It was hailing here in oakland county earlier today.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
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    Same here. The hail was bouncing off our skylights for a couple of hours before lunch. Pea sized.

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    i made it 14 miles. 26mph constant and 40+mph wind gusts with the snow against my poor face in the middle of the cornfields didnt work out too well

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    Got Hills, I do! "Fred"'s Avatar
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    Where in 'da U.P. are you?
    I am in the LP Boyne City. we have had about 4 to 6 inches fall today,granted most of it has melted only an inch or two on the ground. Looks like no ride tomorow either BUMMER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shider
    Funny, I was just thinking how beautiful the snow flurries were on my ride in to work. Of course the fact that last night I picked up my new commuter bike may have put a positive spin on the ride.
    Ummm.....pics please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001
    AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just spent 1.5 hours driving in to work. There was enough acculmulation that I had to clean off my car as well. I feel a business trip to somewhere warm coming on.....anyone have a folding bike I can borrow (Kenal0)?
    Today was the average temp or Dec 12th!!!! I have been switching workouts to running. It is not even close to cycling in my book. It is more like work. I started a 5 mile run at 7:30. Cool and windy but sunny. I finish my run, go to change and when I come out it looks like a blizzard!!
    I am ready to put the Bike Friday in the travel case and go somewhere warm myself!
    I need to get in a few more good rides before making the complete transition to running and then to spin classes and the trainer. I long for the summer days when it was 100 and fricken hottt!!!!!
    Kenal0

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    I need better gloves. At the end of my quick little 20k ride this morning, my fingers hurt. Other than that, I like 30 degrees for riding. It's invigorating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekalbSTEEL
    Ummm.....pics please?
    Here are a couple of really poor pictures, sorry, it's late and I don't have proper lighting.


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    I ride 8.8 miles each way to work and carry a laptop, folders, clothes, and shoes, along with all requisit spare tube, patch kit and multitool. It passed its maiden voyage with flying colors!

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    We ahd some light snow here in Lafayette this morning, no sticking, but it still sucked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    We ahd some light snow here in Lafayette this morning, no sticking, but it still sucked!
    As long as the Wabash hasn't come all the way over River Road then all is well in Laffalot.


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