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Old 12-15-01, 01:09 AM   #1
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Let it snow!

Well, we finally got snow today A whopping 5 cm
As usual lots of motoring primates ( ) refused to adapt their driving behaviour to the conditions and ended up in the ditch (I saw about 10 or so in about an hour). Of course, I got caught totally off guard by it and had to bike home a short ways with slick tires but I didn't fall on my a$$ Anyone else have a perverse liking for winter? Anyone?
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Old 12-15-01, 02:02 AM   #2
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I have a perverse liking for winter, but then, I have a perverse liking for temperatures in the low 20s (celcius)!
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Yeh!

There are many aspects of winter to enjoy.

Couple of days ago was one of those clear sharp frost covered winter days , when everything seemed so still and calm.
A low sun cast purple shadows over the distant hills, only winter can add this perspective to the countryside.

I stayed out and rode much further than i had planned , as i was reveling in the conditions so much.
After the initial shock of the coldness on first setting out , i was soon feeling toasty warm with my exertions.

Yes winter riding can have its compensations, returning home I felt on cloud nine after the ride.

I just wish today was similar weather to do it all over again .

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Old 12-15-01, 10:08 PM   #4
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THIS IS SO GAY ITS THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER AND WE HAVE NO SNOW. I WANT TO SKI SO BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS WEATHER BLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-16-01, 10:26 AM   #5
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I like riding in the winter because many of the drivers are "cocooning" at home rather than bombing around like they do summer evenings. The roads are quieter.
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Old 06-25-02, 01:35 PM   #6
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I got snow on the same day as you! How cool!:cool: I just love snow! SNOW is the BEST!

Bye bye for now. Hope to see you nice people again.
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