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    How hard were you hit? (storm stories)

    We had about 3 inches of snow here in Sumner. The winds never did materialize except for a couple of gusts around 6:00 pm and its just at freezing on my front porch where my wireless sensor is
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    We got another 3-4 inches here at our place in 'Eburg'. Total of 10-12 on the ground. No winds but the temperature is still single digits (7F/ -14C right now) and that's getting real old.
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    We got a couple more inches in B'ham totalling about a foot on the ground in areas where it hasn't been compacted. No wind to speak of. At least it's "warmed up" to almost 30, it's been down in the teens and low twenties for about a week.

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    About 6 inches on the East Hill, and more coming down right now. Winds are picking up a bit at the moment, too.

    I'm watching a Northern Flicker eating suet just outside my window .

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    Burien's beautiful under 8 to 10 total inches of snow. Wind never got beyond a stiff breeze so power's on and got a fire burning in the fireplace. Already got a lift and trainer session in this morning so now it's just football, fire, and a nce dinner ahead. Hopefully I can pull off the telecommute again tomorrow.

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    Enough snow to make this a challenging ride...


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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    Enough snow to make this a challenging ride...

    Indeed!

    I am thinking that tomorrow's walk home in the snow will be most interesting .

    I had a pretty good workout today doing about five miles (in 6 inches of snow)--the walk home from Riverton Station is about ten miles (and that will be in about a foot of snow ) .

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    We live between Renton and Issaquah, a little bit up on Cougar Mt. - about 10 inches Sat night and Sun. Not much wind and temp never got above 28 deg.

    Benge - hard core to ride in this. Hope you had a safe place to spin 'em.

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    Here in the Portland area we got about a foot. I live West of Portland in Forest Grove.
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    I'm in the Portland West Hills area at about 500ft. We got dumped about 10 inches, and now it's a lot of ice up on the hilly routes. I walked about 5 miles to get some milk (an excuse to get out) and wore my kahtoola crampons, which helped a lot with traction. Saw a ton of folks out sliding in their cars, but after slamming mine into a rock wall yesterday I'm not so inclined. Even chains and a 4X4 aren't a guarantee right now, as my right rear quarter panel can attest. I can't even imagine trying to bike through this, even on my mtn bike.

    So tomorrow it's the trainer or treadmill. Blast it all, and down in Eugene it was 45 degrees today.
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    I just got back from a Hanukkah celebration...mmm, latkas! I cross-country skied there and back. It's the only way to travel. On the way there I passed two cars that were trying to become unstuck. They had assistance, so I kept moving, to get out of the way.
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    Two feet on the ground here, and it's started to snow again.

    We caught a break in the clowds on Saturday and got a nice ride in. It was about 5F in this photo:

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    Nice photo! Looks like that was a great ride.

    I live on the plateau NE of Issaquah, but couch surfed with friends in Seattle this weekend after the snow hit so I could finish Christmas shopping and have an easy walk to work here at UW this morning. Now UW is closed and no one else in our deparment is in! My only bike here is the skinny-tired roadie, no good in the snow. Haven't been riding in more than a week and am going nuts! Hope to get home tonight or Tuesday.
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    Check this link out. http://www.komonews.com/home/video/3...?video=YHI&t=a If you want to fast forward go to about the middle of the clip and watch the bottom of the screen. You will see it happen twice.

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    Day 8 off the bike. Crap. Went snowshoeing today and saw some dude up on skyline sliding around on a (I think) DeRosa. Gutsy. I tried to get a pic but he slid by too fast.













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    The snow truly is beautiful. However I AM SICK OF IT sorry I just needed to vent a little.
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    Pennsylvania is about the same latitude as Oregon. We had no snow here in central PA--just a dusting on the ground. But it was 5F this morning when I got up. Very windy -- gusts to 38mph. And it's only 13F this evening. Glad I'm indoors. The bike is on upside down on the balcony, where I put it last week, hoping for a test ride if the temperature got above 40F. What the heck! Instead of going above freezing, the temperature dropped from 20's to 5F. What the heck! I guess I'll have to wait for March. Man, it's going to be a long two and half months.

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    Oly's a mess. We got ~6" on Sunday, on top of the 6" we already had. Of course it's all still on the roads as well. There are rumors of a plow truck somewhere in the city, but I think you're more likely to see D.B Cooper petting a unicorn at a Sonics game . So of course my restaurant is one of the few to stay open, and I worked all weekend, riding to & from work Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. I have MTB tires on the little Bridgestone, but it's just s-o-o-o sloppy in some places! I'm going to make a set of studded ice tires, as I found a stash of pan-head screws in the garage. It was fun to watch the transformers flash blue & red on Saturday night, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrpete View Post
    Oly's a mess. We got ~6" on Sunday, on top of the 6" we already had. Of course it's all still on the roads as well. There are rumors of a plow truck somewhere in the city, but I think you're more likely to see D.B Cooper petting a unicorn at a Sonics game . So of course my restaurant is one of the few to stay open, and I worked all weekend, riding to & from work Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. I have MTB tires on the little Bridgestone, but it's just s-o-o-o sloppy in some places! I'm going to make a set of studded ice tires, as I found a stash of pan-head screws in the garage. It was fun to watch the transformers flash blue & red on Saturday night, though.
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    I saw one!! A snow plow in Oly!!! I walked downtown, because the roads suck too much to do anything but walk, and there it was. Oly's snowplow!

    I'm not sick of the snow yet. Cookies turn out better when there's snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlowerBlossom View Post
    I saw one!! A snow plow in Oly!!!
    you know the rule: pics or it didn't happen
    I don't mind the snow; the hard-packed stuff on my street's decent enough to ride on. It's the messy slop and frozen tire ruts I can live without, as well as the lame excuses from the Public Works Dept.
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    we have 12+" in Everett it has pretty much snowed everyday since the 13th. No biking since then
    seeing that I HAVE to be at work (Seattle) and own no car I have spent more time in the last week and a half commuting than working. I am totally done with it all, bring on the rain (I cannot believe I am saying that )
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    In North Portland, we had around 14 in with ice sandwiched in the middle. Me, I'm driving my Subaru.

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    I think we have between 6 and 8 inches total now after the snow yesterday
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