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Ode to the unrelentingly ball busting winter of 2009.

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Ode to the unrelentingly ball busting winter of 2009.

Old 01-23-09, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluetick View Post
But what about Global Warming?
Aw, beat me to it...
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Old 01-23-09, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by RichinPeoria View Post
Ok then how about a hotdog and some cheese fries... sweet heart?

I think he likes you...
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Old 01-23-09, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
yeah, it's been a rough winter.
Maybe. But I still far prefer winter, to typical summer weather around here with daytime highs above 90 deg. and muggy. Cold doesn't bother me nearly as much as heat and humidity do.

Other folks may feel differently. And that's okay.
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Old 01-23-09, 04:00 PM
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I'm stuck at 0 miles for 2009. I am wussy.
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Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
2008 was .7C colder than the past 15 years. we might be in an overall warming curve but lately it has been reversing and getting colder. arctic ice is regrowing at the fastest rate ever.


I am wagering we are on the cusp of a 10 year rapid thrust to a new ice age.... any takers ?
Not from me. I've seen the climate data. 2008 wasn't particularly hot, but the trend remains unchanged.

That notwithstanding, there's not enough HTFU to go around this winter. It sucks. For me, it's not so much the temperature (though when it gets to 20 or below, I don't have the gear to ride safely) as the regular snow. I don't enough days with dry roads. Unfortunately, I don't have a bike suitable for training that can take fenders. I will not get my ass soaked when it's 23 degrees F out there. I will be delighted come March and 40 degree temperatures.
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Aside from 10 days of snow in late December the Seattle winter has been outstanding this year - hardly any rain though it's been crisp to say the least.

I'm sure I'll be eating my words come spring though when it's 40 degrees and pouring rain for 3 months straight.
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i rode in SIXTY DEGREES today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (north VA)
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Old 01-23-09, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I get up today, it's warmer, 28F atop Mt. Doom, forecast high of 40 or so, I go out without a shell, no toe warmers. Big friggin mistake. 20 mins. into the ride I'm down in the Pine Island flat farmland, and my bike computer says it's 21F. Then 20F. Then 19F. Then 18F. F me. I'm freezing.
So... you're saying you're an idiot?

Once pneumonia gets to the delusional stage, it's quite fun. Send us a postcard.
Hey, but good on ya for not letting it stop you.

Keep on keepin' on. That's "old folks' talk"
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Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai View Post
So... you're saying you're an idiot?

Once pneumonia gets to the delusional stage, it's quite fun. Send us a postcard.
Hey, but good on ya for not letting it stop you.

Keep on keepin' on. That's "old folks' talk"
that's your job.
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Originally Posted by lotek View Post
it's 76 right now in beeoootiful Dallas/Ft. Worthless area.
this morning was rough, it was about 52 when I got up.
Of course the bottom is gonna drop out and tomorrow morning will be
high of 43 with 30mph wind gusts.


Botto, it's really cold when the Ziederzee freezes. Heard Amsterdam sold out of skates
a few weeks ago.

Marty
they always sell out of skates when the grachten freeze over.
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Old 01-23-09, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Prudy View Post
Aside from 10 days of snow in late December the Seattle winter has been outstanding this year - hardly any rain though it's been crisp to say the least.

I'm sure I'll be eating my words come spring though when it's 40 degrees and pouring rain for 3 months straight.
Shh, don't jinx us ...it's been great for the past week!...although really foggy these few days. I'm hoping to ride around lake washington again. It's sunny RIGHT NOW TOO
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
that's your job.
My job to say he's an idiot? No, I would never presume...
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I have BF Fanboys in Arizona who will hunt you down and kill you like a dog.
I can travel.
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Old 01-23-09, 07:21 PM
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I have BF Fanboys in Arizona who will hunt you down and kill you like a dog.
A rabid dog. Please. Sam is listening.

We're in a crappy wet pattern here in So Cal, so there's nothing to brag about. Although it is supposed to break for the weekend, then return on Monday. That means two days of yee haw!
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Old 01-23-09, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
I can travel.
There you go. Thank you bt.
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Old 01-23-09, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai View Post
So... you're saying you're an idiot?
Oh, I think we've established that.
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Originally Posted by Bluetick View Post
But what about Global Warming?

Global warming, indeed!!
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Dec 2008 - average temp = -14.33C
Dec 2007 - average temp = -11.76C
Dec 2006 - average temp = -7.0C
Dec 2005 - average temp = -7.1C
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Weather forcast says... currently feels like -45, tomorrow will be a high of -7 with windchill of -26.
wherever you guys are..quit complaining, I've been relegated to spin classes since late october.
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Dec 2008 - average temp = -14.33C
Dec 2007 - average temp = -11.76C
Dec 2006 - average temp = -7.0C
Dec 2005 - average temp = -7.1C
This meaningless, like some bizarro Base 8 Alien Math. F me baby.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
This meaningless, like some bizarro Base 8 Alien Math. F me baby.
Onlineconversion.com is your friend.

https://www.onlineconversion.com/temperature.htm

-14.33C is 6.206F
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Live in NJ and was nice to get out of the dungeon considering today was in the low 40's. Anywhere in the 20's I rather peddle on the trainer, and been having a lot of those days getting some reading in.
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Originally Posted by Bluetick View Post
But what about Global Warming?
I heard that little Global Warming problem was over as of noon on Tuesday.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Onlineconversion.com is your friend.

https://www.onlineconversion.com/temperature.htm

-14.33C is 6.206F
Silly Canuck. I have a Mac. I can convert your Alien language on my desktop. But I will not expend the calories. I need them to fight the cold here in NY.
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Your winter is great here in Australia. A couple of days in plus 40s (deg C) where I am; mid-30s on another couple; high 20 for the rest.

I see Pony Boy escaped the snow for the sand -- and got himself banned for a week to boot. Happy coincidence...
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