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Old 11-18-05, 08:47 AM   #1
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what's winter for you?

for me, the difference between commuting and winter commuting is when one of the following is true:

- road in front of my house is "white";
- ice forms in my water bottle;

and today, both were true! and with some nice sun too...

good season to all!!

and you, what makes your winter season start?
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Old 11-18-05, 08:58 AM   #2
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This morning, -6C, *some* patches of snow where cars haven't sublimated it.

I know it's winter season start because all the coworkers who saw me thought I was nuts. Yet some of them have done cross country skiing in worse weather.

Oh, and I also know it's season start because I feel I should not be using slick tires anymore.
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- winter for me is when the gopher turtles emerge from their holes seeking warmth on the path, creating interest road obstacles (most are bigger than a football)...

(i joked with a buddy that i was going to start carrying a croquet mallet in order to play 'Gopher Turtle Polo'; in reality, i could never whack an octogenarian with a wood hammer)
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My bottle is already forming ice. It froze yesterday morning.

I think for me winter occurs when the temperatures are consistently cold and snow occurs frequently. January for the temps and Feb for the snow.
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When the city smog freezes.
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water no longer exists in a liquid form
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When it squeezes below 32F in the early morning - seriously though I've seen 28F. This morning was a 59F, lowest this year so far is 45F.

(I accidentially jumped to this forum and thought I'd say 'hi' before leaving)

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i rode home today in a flurrie, i was white from snow by the time i got home
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when I think about what might happen and how cold I could be if something happens
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