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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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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.....:)
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Mar 06 Mostly Clear -3° 0 %
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Mar 07 Mostly Cloudy 22°/1° 10 %
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Mar 08 AM Snow Showers 11°/-3° 30 %
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Mar 09 Partly Cloudy 24°/15° 10 %
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Mar 10 Showers 40°/33° 40 %
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Mar 11 AM Clouds / PM Sun 43°/27° 10 %
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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 %
Last Updated Mar 6 08:09 p.m. ET
 

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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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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!

Keith
 

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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.


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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Don't Say Webbers!

Do you know what crap passes for burgers down here?

Ugh.

I may have to shiver, but I'm heading for burgers before Victoria Day!

You rascal!
 

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Well, I'm a five-day-a-week commuter, and I'm seriously thinking of selling my car. Since I bought the Vee in September, I've filled up my car twice. I guestimate I've taken the car to work less than a dozen times. At least twice I took the car just because I thought I should start it up and work the alternator.

The last two days, I haven't even plugged in my vest!
Since Sept 17, 2006, 8500 km. Not bad for winter, I think.
 

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We're supposed to get a whiff of spring here in Northern Ontario over the weekend... all the way up to +2(!) and maybe a heat wave of +4 by Tuesday! I may finally get to try out my new heated grips if the roads clear up.

We've had way above average snowfall since the first week of January when the ground was still bare and I was still riding.

At the moment it's -9 and... snowing AGAIN!

I try to occupy the winter months by XC skiing but it's a poor substitute for roaring around on the Wee.


- Martin
 

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Larolco - That's pretty serious mileage.
I was doing the Burnaby Lake crawl on the No.1 last week and a "one thou" went flying by in the HOV lane...maybe it was you?
That's dedication considering all the rain and wind this winter. Although you would save a lot of time in that HOV lane!
 

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The talk of u guys out and about on ur Vee/Wee's made me crazy. Today was around +4 here, so I braved the slush and ice and went for a toot.

Damn that felt good
 

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I must say you are a tough lot when it comes to your biking, otherwise you love your V-Stroms. Nay, the globle warming has set in & you keep senting down these wild temps just to keep us in the "banana belt" froming rideing up. Thanks guys, I think I'll finish the rest of this dinner of gator tail & my ice cold Mexican beer w/ that cute little green lime hanging off the bottles lip.
Then I'll go ride my V down to the beach & throw rocks at all the sea gulls.
Becareful, thin ice means the beer isn't as cold as it should be.
 

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Larolco - That's pretty serious mileage.
I was doing the Burnaby Lake crawl on the No.1 last week and a "one thou" went flying by in the HOV lane...maybe it was you?
That's dedication considering all the rain and wind this winter. Although you would save a lot of time in that HOV lane!
If it was the stealthy grey/black colour at around 8 in the morning, and the rider was wearing a red jacket, that was me. I exit at Kensington.
Saw another Strom headed west around Brunette this afternoon. The only other bike out there. Kinda nasty this afternoon with the wind and all.
 
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