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    Maybe winter just isn't coming this year

    Okay, it's 05 October 2007 and 75 F. This weekend, it's supposed to hit 80 F. I'm going camping with my sons this weekend and we're taking the tent instead of the pop-up. I spent some time last weekend prepping the winter commuter, thinking the cold and rain are coming soon. Maybe the weather gods got Michigan mixed up with Santa Barbara.
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    No doubt...high 80's in Chicago through the weekend.

    I have to say...I'm NOT complaining.
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    Tell you what ... I'll send some of the snow we got last night to you. OK?

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    92 here today in N. Miss.

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    Newsflash: Winter doesn't start until December 22nd. That's when it gets REALLY cold around here too, and stays that way till early March. Something cycling has taught me is that the seasons have official start dates for a reason.

    Characteristic weather often follows said dates. Right now we are having Fall weather. (mainly because it is Fall.) Additionally, the first post in the "what i wore" thread last Fall was Oct. 4th. We haven't had one yet, which means there haven't likely been many cold rides so far this fall. I made my first entry last Fall on Oct. 12th, which means that was the first day i would have considered cold.

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    Enjoy it while it lasts, because from what I hear...winter in the midwest ain't pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDay View Post
    92 here today in N. Miss.
    No fair. Winter NEVER comes to Miss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfstep View Post
    Okay, it's 05 October 2007 and 75 F. This weekend, it's supposed to hit 80 F. I'm going camping with my sons this weekend and we're taking the tent instead of the pop-up. I spent some time last weekend prepping the winter commuter, thinking the cold and rain are coming soon. Maybe the weather gods got Michigan mixed up with Santa Barbara.
    SHHHHH!!! Why does thee wish to tick of the nice weather gods who are being so nice to us!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by bac View Post
    No fair. Winter NEVER comes to Miss!

    ... Brad
    Oh itll get cold, just a LOT later than everywhere else. I mean, cold is relative I suppose, the coldest it got last winter was low 20s.

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    Just remember ... weather patterns usually go from west to east in North America. I'm sitting here in the west with a little over an inch of snow on the ground ... if you're in the east, IT'S COMING!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    SHHHHH!!! Why does thee wish to tick of the nice weather gods who are being so nice to us!
    Yeah! SH!



    It's 78 here in NW Vermont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfstep View Post
    Okay, it's 05 October 2007 and 75 F. This weekend, it's supposed to hit 80 F. I'm going camping with my sons this weekend and we're taking the tent instead of the pop-up. I spent some time last weekend prepping the winter commuter, thinking the cold and rain are coming soon. Maybe the weather gods got Michigan mixed up with Santa Barbara.

    It's going to be one hell of a shock to everybody, when it drops to -10 F below zero in December. just pray that warm temps last that long. I've seen temps as low as 28 F just this past August.
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    What ever--bring it on!Sun/snow/rain,its all good!Because im still breathing!


    IF you can't see it from outer space?????

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    No ****, I have a good deal of cash invested in my winter riding, hurry up and get here!! :d

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    Well, regardless of when winter starts where, sleeping outside in a tent in October wearing nothing but shorts and needing no sleeping bag isn't normal for Michigan.

    The next "what's going on" weather check will be using the winter commuter to run between the polls on election day. It's never warm enough to use the summer bike and no top layer, and frankly I enjoy going in and having to take off the thick gloves and top layer while the precinct workers shake their heads and pull their sweaters tighter around their shoulders.

    So, I'll hold off on any more weather judgments until after 06 November 2007.
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    I am hoping that we will have a real winter this year. We did last year although it only lasted less than two months.
    So in preparation I ordered:

    5 pair of Gobi Polypro Undersocks
    Seirus Polartec Wind Pro X-Treme Dome Hat
    Turtle Fur-The Turtle's Neck

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    Ya never know 'til ya try littledog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by littledog View Post
    I am hoping that we will have a real winter this year. We did last year although it only lasted less than two months.
    So in preparation I ordered:

    5 pair of Gobi Polypro Undersocks
    Seirus Polartec Wind Pro X-Treme Dome Hat
    Turtle Fur-The Turtle's Neck
    Sno Seal
    Snot Spot Mitten Spot
    Dachstein Wool Mitts

    all from Sierra Trading Post.

    Sorry for the double post. I messed up.

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