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Old 11-15-14, 11:09 AM
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Can you folks do something about the weather in Madison Co. Il?

I'm coming your way tomorrow, and will have a bit of free time in the afternoon, but so far the forecast is not looking too favorable for a ride.
I know there are some folks on here that live in or near the area, so if you could use whatever influence you have to get that straightened around for me, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 11-15-14, 12:44 PM
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I'd send some of our weather but going for a 90 miler tomorrow and need all the 70'sF I can get. Only got in 52 this AM. Good luck.
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Old 11-15-14, 12:55 PM
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I'd send some of our weather but going for a 90 miler tomorrow and need all the 70'sF I can get. Only got in 52 this AM. Good luck.
SW Florida, huh? We will be spending the third week in March on Sanibel Is. Hope for some of that 70+ weather then.
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The weather here is just fine... though the ice in my margarita is melting a bit faster than i would like.
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
SW Florida, huh? We will be spending the third week in March on Sanibel Is. Hope for some of that 70+ weather then.
March is great for any/every thing outside. 'cept water is still too cold for me so need a wetsuit for triathlons.

You'll have a great time for sure.
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Wuss! As long as there is not ice, you can ride (I know some ride on ice with studded tires, but I draw the line there).
There is no bad weather, just inappropriate attire!
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I'm here (about 30 miles away) but I learned a long time ago not to expend any effort what-so-ever to try to change the weather. We didn't even get an inch of snow so I don't think the trails will be too bad but I'm trying to get my kitchen renovation finished before my Seattle daughter comes for her Thanksgiving visit.

Try me in April or May.
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Old 11-16-14, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
I'm here (about 30 miles away) but I learned a long time ago not to expend any effort what-so-ever to try to change the weather. We didn't even get an inch of snow so I don't think the trails will be too bad but I'm trying to get my kitchen renovation finished before my Seattle daughter comes for her Thanksgiving visit.

Try me in April or May.
Will do. I'm going to hit Pontoon Beach early in the afternoon. If the precipitation holds off, I will be riding down 111 to the trail. The 39f temp won't stop me, but if it's mixed with rain, I'm afraid it will be a no go.
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Old 11-16-14, 10:04 AM
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I think you are SOL............................ LOL
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how does it compare to Ontario today?


Cool and dry out here.. 40F at the moment.
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Old 11-16-14, 12:31 PM
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We're colder than Ontario, apparently. I'm smack in the middle of Madison County here; I can ride from my house to the County Seat and back in about an hour and change. Our claim to fame is the fact that we grow the lion's share of all the Horseradish production worldwide! We're also famous for our lawsuit-friendly courts, but I prefer to overlook that part.

Weather right now is kind of meh for riding. It's cold, dampish, and spitting snow in our faces. In the thirties morning noon and night. Then down into the twenties till Wednesday, when we get to see 40 again.
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Old 11-16-14, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
how does it compare to Ontario today?
That could depend on which corner of Ontario. It's bigger than many countries.
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Old 11-16-14, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by David Bierbaum View Post
We're colder than Ontario, apparently. I'm smack in the middle of Madison County here; I can ride from my house to the County Seat and back in about an hour and change. Our claim to fame is the fact that we grow the lion's share of all the Horseradish production worldwide! We're also famous for our lawsuit-friendly courts, but I prefer to overlook that part.

Weather right now is kind of meh for riding. It's cold, dampish, and spitting snow in our faces. In the thirties morning noon and night. Then down into the twenties till Wednesday, when we get to see 40 again.
Actually, it's pretty close to the same here as it is at home.
Arrived a while ago. Hit the snow about 40 miles out. I can deal with cold or wet, not so much when combined.
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Tropical Ste Catherines? I visited there once. the Welland canal running International Shipping thru town is an interesting thing.

I was near a section not a Lock But Not much wider ..
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Old 11-16-14, 02:07 PM
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Tropical Ste Catherines? I visited there once. the Welland canal running International Shipping thru town is an interesting thing.

I was near a section not a Lock But Not much wider ..
That's not too far from home. St Catherines was my turn around point on my birthday ride on Tuesday.
The southern most point in Ontario is about the same latitude as the California Oregon border.
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Except a long ways from the Sea.. thePacific Ocean and the winter storms originating in the Hawaiian latitudes does make it reasonable .

Even though to day my Gas stove went on the fritz yesterday ..even now the room temperature ~ is like 50

calling the Folks that put the Gas Fired Jotul in.. on Monday expect the' thermopile' that controls the main burner on/off is on the DNF
all I get is Pilot light.
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Old 11-16-14, 03:30 PM
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Meanwhile in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario ...



... I want a Fat Bike. And Studded tires.

Time to get the skis out of storage - the bikes are under cover since the photo.
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Old 11-16-14, 04:04 PM
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Meanwhile in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario ...



... I want a Fat Bike. And Studded tires.

Time to get the skis out of storage - the bikes are under cover since the photo.
I spent Wednesday night in the Soo. The truck was under a blanket of snow when I woke up Thursday morning. Wasn't looking forward to the drive up to Thunder bay from there, but as it turned out, it wasn't too bad.
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Except a long ways from the Sea.. thePacific Ocean and the winter storms originating in the Hawaiian latitudes does make it reasonable .

Even though to day my Gas stove went on the fritz yesterday ..even now the room temperature ~ is like 50

calling the Folks that put the Gas Fired Jotul in.. on Monday expect the' thermopile' that controls the main burner on/off is on the DNF
all I get is Pilot light.
Well, we do benefit from being in the lee of those inland seas though. Our winters are typically easier than they are on the south and west side of the lakes.
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We will take your rain as we need it so badly!

Will be choosy because I don't like snow and its cold weather associated!
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It's cold here in Texas, I'll try to get that sent back north pronto.
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We had a foot of snow yesterday morning and another foot by tomorrow morning and 2 feet by time Thurs arrives.

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First Turns '14/'15 on Vimeo This is from a poster today on a ski forum I frequent. He is in Michigan enjoying the benefits of lake effect snow. The solution to lifes imponderables as well as cycling weather, is to be versatile. Those boys in the video are having a ball.
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Old 11-19-14, 11:31 AM
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Well, I made it home last night. From Edwardsville, I drove to Hannibal Mo for a pickup, and had sunshine and cold weather all the way from there into Michigan. Hit a bit of tricky driving in mid Michigan, but it wasn't too bad.
But one of my son's friends, who is also a driver, posted on facebook last night that he was stranded outside East Aurora Ny, stuck on the highway with everything shut down. He had no food in the cab, which I think was an incredible lack of foresight on his part, seeing as how he is diabetic.
I was quite worried about him, but he posted this morning that he had been rescued and taken to a hotel.
So, I guess I'm not going to keep whining about missing out on a ride.
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Today was the first day where the temps were north of freezing, the sun was out, and the wind wasn't having aspirations of tornadohood. I got in some light errand-riding to the Credit Union and Grocery Store, and my tires went from black to white within 20 feet, from the road-salt all over the place.
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