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Old 09-24-06, 08:26 PM   #1
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It's Fall now ... who has snow and sub-freezing temps?

Just wondering who has started experiencing winter conditions now that it is officially fall?


We've had three days of sub-freezing temps recently, and just west and north of us has had a foot of snow. It has probably melted by now, but it sure looked great on the mountains ... and rather alarming in the foothills.

It's only the beginning!!


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Old 09-24-06, 08:41 PM   #2
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We had gorgeous sunshine for the fall flanlander 200k brevet in Vancouver
Arm warmers for the 7:00 am start, then short sleeve jersey and cycle shorts for the day. I even got a tan out of it
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Old 09-24-06, 08:46 PM   #3
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Gonna be 7C in the morning here in Montreal but it will warn up to 16. I like the fall days with cool mornings. Off for a 150km ride in the early am.
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It's been normal here for this time of year, 50 - 70 deg F with 35 - 45 deg F lows at night. Mornings tend to be 40-45 deg F at sunrise, so it's not winter, yet.
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Old 09-25-06, 09:24 AM   #5
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It's beautiful here in the Northeast U.S. Temps reached the lower 80's yesterday and supposed to be seasonal in the lower 70's all week...just gorgeous!
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Old 09-25-06, 10:02 AM   #6
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We had gorgeous sunshine for the fall flanlander 200k brevet in Vancouver
Arm warmers for the 7:00 am start, then short sleeve jersey and cycle shorts for the day. I even got a tan out of it
Yesterday it reached 20 degrees ... but some of the overnight lows lately are a little chilly.
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Old 09-25-06, 10:32 AM   #7
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No freezing temps here yet. We are a few weeks away. Coldest ride this season so far is 45 F.
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Old 09-25-06, 12:54 PM   #8
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Just a couple of early AM rides here in the freezing zone with snow up on the peaks. Last night it was 39F with a tailwind of 20mph+ that was fun I say bring on those sub-zero temps I need to try out my new Louis Garneau winter booties.
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Old 09-26-06, 09:02 AM   #9
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Not really close yet, same as Portis, actually. We've had one low under 45F (7C). No snow expected here until mid-November or so.
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had a fantastic night ride on saturday. the northern lights above, temp. -1c calm winds one of my best rides. also there is snow at the higher elevations so winter will be here soon. yukon rocks
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Here along the St-Lawrence it is still nice. I am hoping we wont see freezing temps for a long while yet, yeah right. It is supposed to go up to 21C today.
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Old 09-27-06, 08:10 AM   #12
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Yep, it's that time of year again . Hopefully we'll get lucky (and we usually do in Calgary) and have a long fall... It doesn't get really bad here till feb.

Though these +2 mornings have been stopping my morning commute to school I feel guilty every time I pull up in the parking lot!
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Old 09-28-06, 02:39 PM   #13
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So tell me, just why would someone willingly live in Canada?

I can barely stand the winters in south Jersey. It isn't so much the cold temps, which I do hate, but the lack of sunlight. It is really annoying to get up in the dark, go to work inside all day, and then come home in the dark.
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Old 09-28-06, 05:19 PM   #14
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So tell me, just why would someone willingly live in Canada?

Here's a hint!

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Gawd that's beautiful.
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Toronto's nice and warm. For now...
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Old 09-28-06, 07:19 PM   #17
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Gawd that's beautiful.
Want some more?

Those photos and a whole bunch more were taken two weeks ago when we went to Jasper. I also have summer ones from earlier this year and last year!!
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Man I'm itching to get on snow. Probably mid November.
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29 F this morning. The snow is creeping down the mountians. I just pulled the slicks off the commuter bike and have hung all but one road bike. The locals are preparing for the annual Columbus Day (Thanksgiving for the Canadians) blizzard.
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Snow in the Mountains

Just had our first frost. It's been a gorgeous September. Went for a quick 36 mile ride w/ my wife. Ice on the bridges and moose everywhere. Cool!
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Just wondering who has started experiencing winter conditions now that it is officially fall?

Canadians call Autumn Fall?
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