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post #1 of 41 Old 01-18-2007, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Lower mainland weather

Well Larolco, are we out of line in thinking these weather patterns are a conspiracy???

I don't know how the weather was out in Langley, but it was a rather rude awakening for me this morning...

It was supposed to be too warm for rain / snow / slush!

Ah well, patience is a virtue, they tell me...:???:

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post #2 of 41 Old 01-18-2007, 03:31 PM
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Oh ya, the wonderful weather here in B.C. Snowmobile sales must be going through the roof.

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As I walked into work this morning, through the slush-laden parking lot, my feet made a sound something like, "squamish, squamish."

I got up at around 4 o'clock this morning when a massive slab of snow slid off my roof and woke my wife up, who made me get out of bed to see what happened, besides the obvious.

I happily noted that the driveway was still clear and that there was no sign of fresh snowfall. I went back to bed looking forward to the first ride on the V in a week or so.

I got up again at 6 o'clock to find two fresh inches of slush in my driveway.

Maybe tomorrow?

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post #4 of 41 Old 01-19-2007, 12:06 AM
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I just have to wonder if this type of winter weather will be the norm and not the exception around here from now on. With what ICBC charges us for insurance, I am going to take a real hard look at only insuring 6 months this year. Why not save 50% of an already ridiculous $1475.00 insurance tab, when the bike is idle in the garage most of the time anyway. I admire you guys who ride in all sorts of sh*t, but I'm a fair weather guy and not ashamed to admit it. :mad:

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Well, I was able to ride to work pretty much every day (except for the big dumpings) until Christmas holidays. I haven't had a lot of luck this past couple of weeks, though.

Big rains forecast for the next few days, so I'm hopefull the snow and salt will be washed away before long.

I've got to get this thing in for its 6K service in a couple hundred Ks.

Hopefully I can burn them off next week.

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Well here the snowmobile salesmen are very, very happy. This is the first winter in awhile the snowmobilers have been able to get more than a week of sledding at a time.
The Motorcycle riders (me) aren't quite so happy about the riding conditions but on the bright side, my snowshoes have finally had the cobwebs knocked off them.

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post #7 of 41 Old 01-20-2007, 12:01 AM
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Larolco, that is the funniest thing I have read in a long time. But up here we go with a capital "S". lol.

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I've got to get this thing in for its 6K service in a couple hundred Ks.

Hopefully I can burn them off next week.
Was that popping sound I just heard the air rushing in to the spot in the garage where the bike used to sit? :grin:

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post #9 of 41 Old 01-20-2007, 04:54 PM
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WTY: Do you use Megson Fitzpatrick? Saves me about $300/yr.

WW: I only capitalize "Squamish" when the slush gets above my ankles.

BCB: Bike's still parked. But I think I see the sun coming out and the slush has melted. I just need an excuse to go out.

Anyone going to the bike show in Abbotsford next week?

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WTY: Do you use Megson Fitzpatrick? Saves me about $300/yr.

Anyone going to the bike show in Abbotsford next week?
Got a great ride in today. Malahat, Cowichan, Duncan. Coffee at Timmies. Back home. I want you guys to forget my last dumb-ass comment about only insuring 6 months a year. It was made when I was under duress due to snow. :rolleyes:

Yes, I use Megson for optional coverage.

Going to the show on Thursday.
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