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It's The End of March, Do You Know Where Spring Is?

Old 03-26-08, 10:29 PM
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I'm hoping that Accuweather is correct and that The Weather Channel is wrong.

Accuweather shows 7 days of 50+ out of the next 15, with two of those in the 60s, and two more at 49.

That is most definitely Spring. Still cool at night, with several nights in the 20s and most of the rest in the low 30s, but that's to be expected in early Spring here.

Saw another sign of Spring today. The road that runs by my country subdivision is one of the most popular bike routes in the Madison area. On a nice summer Saturday hundreds of bikes will pass by. Well, today I saw the first cyclist to pass by in 2008. The roads have been covered in ice and snow for weeks, no place for anyone to ride, even if they wanted to brave the temps. I'm sure some have gone past without me spotting them, but it was almost like seeing the first robin of Spring.
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Old 03-27-08, 06:56 AM
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Was 86 in CenTx yesterday, and heading to 90 today. My tan lines are showing. I expect the wildflowers to be along any day now.
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Old 03-27-08, 07:13 AM
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Snow forecast for tonight and tommorrow, YUCK..
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Old 03-27-08, 07:14 AM
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It was 37F with an icy drizzle when I drove in this morning. I did see one guy on a bike riding slowly on the path alongside the road; he didn't look as miserable as I thought he should, but I wouldn't want to have joined him. I was really hoping for at least once decent day this weekend so I could take my bike out to the park for the first laps of the year, but the forecast is pretty crappy.

At least a week from Saturday we leave for a two-week vacation in Charleston, SC, and our friend whose condo we're renting says that there are two bikes there that we can use.
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Old 03-27-08, 07:19 AM
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It was here yesterday.
Wonder where it got to.
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Old 03-27-08, 07:34 AM
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It's spring in Oregon:
This taken near Florence two weeks ago

This near Crow one week ago
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Old 03-27-08, 11:21 AM
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Still snow in the woods and ice on the lakes but it's finally getting here. The ice is off my road and I got my second ride of the year in yesterday. 42 degrees and breezy but the sun was out and it felt great.
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Old 03-27-08, 05:10 PM
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A few sunny pics here- just up:
http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com...obile_DZL.html
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Old 03-27-08, 05:19 PM
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Near 70F here again today. However it was not that warm up at the higher elevations. It didn't matter though as bibs, sleeveless mesh underlayer, jersey and arm warmers were all I needed. I would guess it was in the low 60s max on the ride. Mountain streams tend to keep things cool along my routes.
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Old 03-27-08, 05:54 PM
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Spring must have come to Cincinnati - soccer practice starts Saturday, soccer season starts the Saturday after that and the soccer pitch just resurfaced from the muddy waters of the river yesterday.. Of course, it rained all day today and it's supposed to rain for 8 of the next 10 days, so the surfacing may well turn out to be a temporary condition!
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Old 03-27-08, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rdmjr View Post
Spring must have come to Cincinnati - soccer practice starts Saturday, soccer season starts the Saturday after that and the soccer pitch just resurfaced from the muddy waters of the river yesterday.. Of course, it rained all day today and it's supposed to rain for 8 of the next 10 days, so the surfacing may well turn out to be a temporary condition!
It's not much better just a few miles up the road

The Friday morning ride has a 70% chance of rain and Sunday isn't looking much better. They are predicting some dry weather for Saturday and I hope to take advantage of it. I plan on dragging the bike and digital camera out for a ride if possible

The park biking program starts next Saturday and so far the weather forecast calls for a 60% chance of rain. The ride goes rain or shine so I better drag out the rain gear for that one. There are a lot of hardcore riders in that group...those old people don't care if it rains
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Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
It's not much better just a few miles up the road

The Friday morning ride has a 70% chance of rain and Sunday isn't looking much better. They are predicting some dry weather for Saturday and I hope to take advantage of it. I plan on dragging the bike and digital camera out for a ride if possible

The park biking program starts next Saturday and so far the weather forecast calls for a 60% chance of rain. The ride goes rain or shine so I better drag out the rain gear for that one. There are a lot of hardcore riders in that group...those old people don't care if it rains
No better up here near Akron. Rain/snow mix for tonight into Friday. TV weather woman says about one inch of wet slush on the ground Friday morning.

I've gotta get my lazy butt moving, I have a bike with fenders that I built up for just such weather...yeah, right.
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Old 03-27-08, 07:03 PM
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Not here. More slush tonight. Did get a ride in last Sunday. 24 F. Cold is OK but not slush.
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Old 03-27-08, 07:10 PM
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Predicting Two to Four inches of snow tonight and close to a foot in the
Finger Lakes areas. What is the thing you refer to as Spring?
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It is !@#$ing SNOWING as I post this!
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These days we can have frost in the morning and 60F in the late afternoon. It makes clothing selection difficult for my commute.
The surest sign of spring is the sudden glut of pedestrians, joggers, bikers, roller bladers, skateboarders, dogs on/off leashes, unleashed toddlers, kids with training wheels, and baby carriages on the MUP.
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4" on the ground this morning
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93 F this morning. Daughter Lucy came from London a few days ago - it was snowing when she caught the 'plane!
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Snow and Wind, followed by more snow and wind here in Bozeman. Seems like spring is not gonna happen tis year.
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Ha-ha....

Here in northern California, the trees are in bloom, and the surrounding mountains are resplendent with snow above 6000 feet.

I just rolled past 1400 miles for the year on this morning's commute...Life is Good on the Best Coast.
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I saw a sign of Spring today. I took a couple of my bikes in for some maintenance and my nearby LBS was packed! I've never seen so many people there. Repairs were stacked up for a week, barely even had room to accept my bikes.
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Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
I'm hoping that Accuweather is correct and that The Weather Channel is wrong.

Accuweather shows 7 days of 50+ out of the next 15, with two of those in the 60s, and two more at 49.
D*mn Accuweather has retracted all of these positive forecasts and is now predicting almost the same temps as The Weather Channel.
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Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
Snow and Wind, followed by more snow and wind here in Bozeman. Seems like spring is not gonna happen tis year.
That's what skiis are for...world class ski area in your back yard.

Maybe you and Cypress (search the Road Forum) should get together at the Molly and commiserate, since I guess he doesn't ski either.

We never wanted spring to happen....I used to be the only person to ride a bike around campus in the WINTER....
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First thing this morning it was 24 degrees and brilliantly sunny. When it got up to 38 degrees I decided to go for a ride. Just a quick 15 miles and surprisingly comfortable with tights, base layer, turtleneck and wind-stop shell. But d#mn, I'd love to see another 25 degrees or so.
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Spring is in my yard.

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