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Old 12-27-08, 09:43 PM
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Cool pics, TJ! Where are you?
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Originally Posted by big john
Cool pics, TJ! Where are you?
Calgary Alberta (aka Coldgary Al-brrr-ta)
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Old 12-28-08, 04:49 AM
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Nokians rock. I had some Hakka IIs on my car. Best winter tire ever.

Now I have them on my mtb. They're amazing.

And I'll take a BLT.
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Someone call the number in the ad. Let us know who answers.
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Originally Posted by Tequila Joe
Reminded me of penguins all huddled together in the background. They really look close from a distance.
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meh. extreme wind.
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That shot with the burbs in the background -- is it taken from the top of the Olympic Games facilities, TJ?

I lived through half a winter in Alberta -- the first time I have ever experienced -40 degrees C, and the first time I have done a century under 0 deg C just about all the way. The first time I have ever seen a frozen waterfall, too!

When I returned to Australia from that trip, I went from around -40 deg to +40 deg when I got off the aircraft in Melbourne. Needless to say, I remained in the airport enjoying the air conditioning for a long time before I braved the heat and wind outside.
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Old 12-29-08, 05:49 AM
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Old 12-29-08, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowan
That shot with the burbs in the background -- is it taken from the top of the Olympic Games facilities, TJ?
Hey Rowan,

This picture is taken approx 20 km north of Canada Olympic Park from the suburb of Panorama Hills. It looks south onto the neighborhoods of Hidden Valley & Edgemont.

Yeah, -40 degrees is not fun especially with the "wind chill" added to that, it can get much colder. I could only imagine what an impression -40 would've left on a Aussie. However, I'd take a week of -40 over the 4+ weeks of -25 / -30 we had since the end of November. We''ve had a bit of a Chinook since Saturday, hopefully the weather will return to more seasonal temps soon.

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Tried my hand at Grumpy's Potato Bread yesterday. It was fantastic! Big hit at my family gathering. Thanks for sharing Grumpy.

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The first time I arrived in Calgary was in late July/early August, IIRC, and it was a real whatyadoinhereboy welcome... ice-cold westerly winds and rain (no quite freezing).

I had just travelled by Greyhound from Vancouver via Kamloops and Banff, had to wait for my bike box to arrive on another bus, then when I got outside, nearly froze my fingers and tootsies off (let alone my butt)!

I was looking for a motel on one of the Parkways, and was cycling in entirely the wrong direction -- with the Olympic Park on my left... I was heading out of town, rather than towards my goal.

A helpful clerk at another motel set me on the right course.

I used to get up to scrape the ice off the windscreen of Machka's car during -10 deg C mornings in winter. I could survive about five minutes in T-shirt and flipflops, just enough time to do the deicing, give her a kiss goodbye as she went off to college, and dash back inside without suffering frostbite or even shivering.
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Old 12-30-08, 06:32 AM
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nice job on the bread! Hope there were some leftovers

we are back to winter. Yesterday was a nice break from it and I did an outside ride with a friend. We even had some hammering mixed in there for a bit...

Today, colder, much colder, and high winds again. Seems like high winds are happening more often this winter.
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Old 12-30-08, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy
nice job on the bread! Hope there were some leftovers
Having a piece with my eggs right now.

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we are back to winter. Yesterday was a nice break from it and I did an outside ride with a friend. We even had some hammering mixed in there for a bit...

Today, colder, much colder, and high winds again. Seems like high winds are happening more often this winter.
It was a nice day around here until about 4:30 in the afternoon when the winds kicked up. Even sent the kids outside to play in the mud.
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Originally Posted by Rowan
You want futility try:

Bored, Snowbound Roadies need a Thread About Nothing at all!

It started with the thread title and went downhill from there despite the best attempts of some.

I think the love-hate triangle probably did it in.
I didn't realize there were rules for posting in the Bored thread, Rowan. (see below)

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Consider this the Seinfeld thread for all you snowbound roadies. All I ask is keep it in the guidelines and not post images that would get us blacklisted off of corporate servers. Welcome to Roadie Foo! Have fun, and let's not burn the place down, OK?
From what I recall in Geography class, isn't it summer down under where you are? How can you possibly be snowbound in the middle of Australian summer? So, actually, you don't qualify as a snowbound roadie. That being said, come in and add to the thread instead of criticizing the people that are posting in it.
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Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride
From what I recall in Geography class, isn't it summer down under where you are? How can you possibly be snowbound in the middle of Australian summer? So, actually, you don't qualify as a snowbound roadie. That being said, come in and add to the thread instead of criticizing the people that are posting in it.
Psst...honey....baby....sweetie...

Rowan is up in your 'parent' state of Canada, I believe.
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Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride
Tried my hand at Grumpy's Potato Bread yesterday. It was fantastic! Big hit at my family gathering. Thanks for sharing Grumpy.

I think yours is bigger than Grumpy's.
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mine was the size of a half inflated basketball.
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Originally Posted by chipcom
Psst...honey....baby....sweetie...

Rowan is up in your 'parent' state of Canada, I believe.
From my understanding, he only visits Canada from time to time to be with Machka and lives in Australia. Either way, he's being a party-pooper.
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hmmm...I am pondering a new sport...BreadBall.
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From my understanding, he only visits Canada from time to time to be with Machka and lives in Australia. Either way, he's being a party-pooper.
it's what he was born to do.
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Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride
From my understanding, he only visits Canada from time to time to be with Machka and lives in Australia. Either way, he's being a party-pooper.
He's old like me, naturally grumpy.
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Originally Posted by chipcom
He's old like me, naturally grumpy.
you're capable of laughing at yourself.
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Originally Posted by big john
I think yours is bigger than Grumpy's.
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mine was the size of a half inflated basketball.
Hard to tell from a picture. That is my pizza stone, would guess that it was about the same size as Grumpy's.
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