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post #1 of 25 Old 03-06-2007, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Spring in the air !!

Rode to work today - 16C not bad for Canada!!

Only problem is I started thinking about vibration under load and Master Mike's spacers. Are we too critical??

Better get some more riding in before the rain comes back.

Cheers to all the canucks.

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post #2 of 25 Old 03-06-2007, 07:26 PM
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What great weather this morning - it was really hard not to call in sick today!

Enjoy!

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Well its a....

Well it's a start. the weather here is less than desirable for riding but it looks like a Change is in the air.....
Tonight
Mar 06 Mostly Clear -3° 0 %
Wed
Mar 07 Mostly Cloudy 22°/1° 10 %
Thu
Mar 08 AM Snow Showers 11°/-3° 30 %
Fri
Mar 09 Partly Cloudy 24°/15° 10 %
Sat
Mar 10 Showers 40°/33° 40 %
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Mar 11 AM Clouds / PM Sun 43°/27° 10 %
Mon
Mar 12 Showers 43°/32° 40 %
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Mar 13 Few Showers 48°/32° 30 %
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Mar 14 Showers 51°/31° 60 %
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Mar 15 AM Clouds / PM Sun 43°/31° 10 %
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IF I only Rode in Good weather..
I WOULDN'T get to Ride in Vermont.at ALL!
we have 2 types of roads in Vermont, Unpaved roads and decaying back to .............Unpaved roads..

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post #4 of 25 Old 03-07-2007, 06:32 AM
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Looks like its warming for you but you know they're guessing at anything more than about 3 days out.

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I think I opened my big mouth too soon !! It's pouring rain again.

Heavy, I like your reference to Mortaine. I took the time to read some of his posts. Holy shiite! Is he a piece of work. I envision him looking like his avatar with fog and really dark organ music playing as he pecks away at his keyboard.

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Looks like its warming for you but you know they're guessing at anything more than about 3 days out.
Just currious Heavy ,:???:

Did my ex-wife ask you to cheer me up?

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Sorry, I am just a realist.

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Don't blame him!

When Heavy thinks of spring, he has only to think of the lake near him. Three weeks from today, he can still legally DRIVE on that lake.

Before April, though, he has to get his ice huts off Lake Simcoe. Dat's de law!

That is how realistic he is about the weather.

Hey, Heavy, one April 15th, I was posting my U.S. Income Tax return from the post office in, I think, Shanty Bay. My wife and I drove to the shore of Lake Simcoe, and found it was still a tad too solid for water sports, and far too lumpy for sliding or skating. The weather had been crossing the freezing point daily, so all snow had melted and then frozen into ice.

We tossed rocks onto the ice of Lake Simcoe, and it rang like an enormous distorted bell as the rocks bounced and skidded across the jumbled and uneven ice. The rocks rebounded for hundreds of meters, and each bounce made a peculiar blend of notes. The sound was so captivating that we used up all the rocks. If you find a rock-free dead end on the west side of the lake, then that is where we were.

Have you tried that experiment? The sound is utterly unique in my experience, and worth some effort to hear. You'll be out there; heave a few for me!

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I look out my window, see all the snow we got this year and think, Spring must just be another one of those myths.
It does push the deadline to finish my constant tinkering and farkeling further into the future though
Oh and did I mention that snowshoeing is lots of fun.
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Keith, you've obviously enjoyed my neighbourhood before. You know, if they would put an exit for the ice road on the other side of the lake, the trip from my house to my sisters would be about 1/4 the distance. Funny thing is that this year I actually rode my Strom to work on Jan 4th. Winter was very slow in arriving!
Playing on the ice can be awe inspiring and scary. I remember going out so late in the season that the only part that was safe enough to walk on was the Ski-Doo tracks. Get off the trail and you get wet. I've also been out early enough that the ice was so thin you could still see the sea-weed waving in the current. I had to keep both feet on the ice. Lift one foot and the ice would start to crack all around me.
Bet a friend that you can drive a golf ball over 1/4 mile. Wait until the lake is one smooth sheet of ice and tee up. You'll win the bet although you'll never find the ball again.
Go out for a walk on the ice on some cold, clear, quiet night. The amount of noise from the cracking and shifting is amazing.
Lets just hope it melts soon. Maybe this year we can actually meet up and go for a burger at Webbers.


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When Heavy thinks of spring, he has only to think of the lake near him. Three weeks from today, he can still legally DRIVE on that lake.

Before April, though, he has to get his ice huts off Lake Simcoe. Dat's de law!

That is how realistic he is about the weather.

Hey, Heavy, one April 15th, I was posting my U.S. Income Tax return from the post office in, I think, Shanty Bay. My wife and I drove to the shore of Lake Simcoe, and found it was still a tad too solid for water sports, and far too lumpy for sliding or skating. The weather had been crossing the freezing point daily, so all snow had melted and then frozen into ice.

We tossed rocks onto the ice of Lake Simcoe, and it rang like an enormous distorted bell as the rocks bounced and skidded across the jumbled and uneven ice. The rocks rebounded for hundreds of meters, and each bounce made a peculiar blend of notes. The sound was so captivating that we used up all the rocks. If you find a rock-free dead end on the west side of the lake, then that is where we were.

Have you tried that experiment? The sound is utterly unique in my experience, and worth some effort to hear. You'll be out there; heave a few for me!

Keith

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