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Old 01-03-05, 11:40 PM   #1
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78 degrees F in east Texas today..

and it is supposed to be in the mid-seventies tomorrow, too. Time to brave getting killed by the hunters and go for a ride!
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Old 01-04-05, 12:33 AM   #2
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That's winter? No fair!

I guess we have it somewhat nice this week...
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Old 01-04-05, 06:24 AM   #3
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That's winter? No fair!
Perhaps I should have said "Neener, neener!"

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Old 01-04-05, 06:49 AM   #4
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Are you kidding? We are supposed to get freezing rain and snow mix today and tomorrow! Winter ice warning for the next 24 hrs! I was thinking about puting my studded snows on and riding to work tomorrow. I have to ride in traffic and I think about the safety. I rode to work in the last snow storm we had. It was really fun. It took a while because of the crazy drivers, but it was fun.

70s in Texas? Sounds like great weather. Wear Blaze Orange and...Ride, ride, ride!
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Wow! great Winter!... we're only 107F cooler here in Saskatoon SK!... no really (-29F, but it's a dry cold)
I don't have to worry about hunters though - bullets can't penetrate air at these temps
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and it is supposed to be in the mid-seventies tomorrow, too. Time to brave getting killed by the hunters and go for a ride!
We had 78 F a week ago. Now we have Winter Storm warning and ice on everything. Oh well, I rode 20 miles this morning on the studded tires. Man was it serene out in the country with everything covered in crystal. Peaceful. Very Peaceful.
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Hey! I'm feeling it too in NC... highs in the 70's all week

Love that Indian Summer... hope it lasts 'till April
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Every year MsVicki, Has just got to rub it in.
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As a fellow who considers himself unlucky, I am comfortable saying that I caught a HUGE break with this hot weather we're getting around here. 60-65 degrees in early January? I picked a great winter to commit to riding full-time.

I packed on a good deal of weight during the last two winters. So far since December 1st, I've lost seven pounds. I'm concerned that I might be dropping weight _too_ fast. Just riding five days a week consistently. Base too. Nothing fancy about it. Took a day off Sunday. Went out yesterday and felt as strong as a bull. It's been a great way to get the year started.
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and it is supposed to be in the mid-seventies tomorrow, too. Time to brave getting killed by the hunters and go for a ride!
My condolences. It's sad you'll never enjoy riding in the ice and snow.
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Old 01-04-05, 04:30 PM   #11
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I guess we have it somewhat nice this week...
I'd say you do! We have been SUB-ZERO for a week now! (or really really close)
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it was 55F in DC. I'm losing my cold resistance that I was building up to last month. I ain't complaining tho' Charlie
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Hey! I'm feeling it too in NC... highs in the 70's all week

Love that Indian Summer... hope it lasts 'till April
Frankly, I wish it would get COLD and stay there a while. One, it'll kill off a bunch of bugs making next Spring and Summer more liveable. Two, I'm all prepared for cold weather, and I wanna ride in the cold again! It's great props when someone stares incredulously as you go by - or asks if it's cold and you say it's just right - or too warm!
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WHAT? Thats winter? Thats practicly summer here *sigh* right now its just about freezing temperature
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Frankly, I wish it would get COLD and stay there a while. One, it'll kill off a bunch of bugs making next Spring and Summer more liveable. Two, I'm all prepared for cold weather, and I wanna ride in the cold again! It's great props when someone stares incredulously as you go by - or asks if it's cold and you say it's just right - or too warm!
Well said, there's something which just can't be beat by riding in crisp -10°F air and being warm. MM, MM GOOD!
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Well said, there's something which just can't be beat by riding in crisp -10°F air and being warm. MM, MM GOOD!
It's still new enough to me that I'm reveling in that feeling. Whodathunk that I'd be *enjoying* riding when pedestrians and cagers are worried about frostbite? I get on the bus all warmed up, and I start stripping off my layers before I sweat down into a puddle - and its already HOT on the bus!

Today it got to 74F here in Charlotte. I rode to the bus station in t-shirt and jeans. I saw people at the station in full winter garb!! What is up with that???
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Aww, sorry! Ummm, we even have the air conditioner on tonite.




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My condolences. It's sad you'll never enjoy riding in the ice and snow.
Yeah yeah...sounds like real fun. NOT!



EDIT: Oh, well, the high today will be 78 again but tomorrow the high is supposed to be only 38. Got to love these east Texas winters!
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