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Old 01-03-14, 12:06 PM   #301
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So I made it in to work.

Observation/commentary: People who don't know how to drive in the snow should NOT drive in the snow.
If you have an SUV, you don't need to know how to drive in the snow, right?
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Old 01-03-14, 12:07 PM   #302
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It's almost NOTHING up here folks . . . as in NO degrees!
Air temperature is up to 9 today. Unfortunately, the wind is 21mph.
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Air temperature is up to 9 today. Unfortunately, the wind is 21mph.
I need to run a few errands, but the sight of debris blowing down the street isn't encouraging me to go out.
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I am thinking my next bike should be a WSD, but in the largest size available.

Do they even make a 62-64cm WSD bike??
Mutants go custom.
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I need to run a few errands, but the sight of debris blowing down the street isn't encouraging me to go out.
Unless the forecast changes significantly, I will be working from home on Monday. -59* wind chills in the morning are not reasonable.
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As far as I can tell, Pcad is the only NY'er/Minnesotan who actually HTFU, allegedly.
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As far as I can tell, Pcad is the only NY'er/Minnesotan who actually HTFU, allegedly.
I don't get a chance to ride outside during the week, but I will on Saturday. And MN is a whole 'nother level of winter beyond NY.
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I don't get a chance to ride outside during the week, but I will on Saturday. And MN is a whole 'nother level of winter beyond NY.
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Unless the forecast changes significantly, I will be working from home on Monday. -59* wind chills in the morning are not reasonable.
Looks like the Gov closed down schools for Monday. They cancelled once when I was in junior high, or so, it was -20°, -70° wind chill that day.
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As far as I can tell, Pcad is the only NY'er/Minnesotan who actually HTFU, allegedly.
Not on Strava so it doesn't count.
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^^^ Pretty sure it was already done for one installment.
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As far as I can tell, Pcad is the only NY'er/Minnesotan who actually HTFU, allegedly.
Incorrectamundo!! Real men go out and shovel the driveway by hand, eschewing the wussy trappings of affluence and privilege, adding hours to our lifespan, and eliminating centimeters from our waistline with each storm.

High five to NY studs [MENTION=236201]RollCNY[/MENTION] and [MENTION=29415]BillyD[/MENTION]!!
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So far this winter, I have gone to an all snow shovel plan. I fired up the snow blower to make sure that it ran, took one test swipe to assure functionality, and parked it. It takes me 32 minutes to shovel (based upon 4 data points + or - 2 minutes). I am figuring that counts as "upper body work" on those days.
Shoveled today http://app.strava.com/activities/103738047

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Incorrectamundo!! Real men go out and shovel the driveway by hand, eschewing the wussy trappings of affluence and privilege, adding hours to our lifespan, and eliminating centimeters from our waistline with each storm.

High five to NY studs @RollCNY and @BillyD!!
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I have shoveled snow twice already this year. Another storm this weekend. I live in friggin' Oklahoma for pete's sake, it is not supposed to snow here
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Incorrectamundo!! Real men go out and shovel the driveway by hand, eschewing the wussy trappings of affluence and privilege, adding hours to our lifespan, and eliminating centimeters from our waistline with each storm.

High five to NY studs [MENTION=236201]RollCNY[/MENTION] and [MENTION=29415]BillyD[/MENTION]!!
Shoveled Tuesday.
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If you have an SUV, you don't need to know how to drive in the snow, right?
WRONG!

I, in my little 1998 Saturn SL, had no trouble driving in the snow. I passed by plenty of clueless idiots in SUV's who are a menace to the rest of us.
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WRONG!

I, in my little 1998 Saturn SL, had no trouble driving in the snow. I passed by plenty of clueless idiots in SUV's who are a menace to the rest of us.
Your sarcasm meter didn't blip even a little bit at his question?

I love seeing SUVs on the side of the road. Why people think that being in a taller, heavier vehicle will help them with handle slippery roads better is beyond me.
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By my inexact surveying methodology, 83% of stranded CNY vehicles are Subarus and SUVs. Just because they go through snow doesn't mean they stop in snow. Part of why I have never owned an Automatic is the ability to control speed through the transmission without having to apply the brakes. (or breaks to be #41ier ).
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By my inexact surveying methodology, 83% of stranded CNY vehicles are Subarus and SUVs. Just because they go through snow doesn't mean they stop in snow. Part of why I have never owned an Automatic is the ability to control speed through the transmission without having to apply the brakes. (or breaks to be #41ier ).
Of course, if they have an Audi Quattro, they know how to power slide through corners and keep it on the pavement, so to speak.
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Of course, if they have an Audi Quattro, they know how to power slide through corners and keep it on the pavement, so to speak.
But the random power surges keep killing family members.
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