Spring has sprung here


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RoadRogue
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Spring has sprung here

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:34 am



THE STREET SWEEPERS ARE OUT!
THE STREET SWEEPERS ARE OUT!

In my neck of the woods this is a sure fire sign that winter is over, the city doesnt want to spend the money on these guys if they are just going to throw more sand and salt on the roads. Its been raining for a couple days now and the snow is melting like crazy. There sould be no salt left on the roads by now. Im going riding tomorrow. 8-)
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Sorry for it being sideways, it isnt here on my computer, something happened in the upload....
Sorry for it being sideways, it isnt here on my computer, something happened in the upload....


Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby Fetacheese » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:44 am

I beat you by a day. Went for a ride along the Ohio River. A pleasant day it was .

Might take in another ride later this afternoon.
Yep, we are seeing signs of spring..

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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby grizzly » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:46 am

wish it would spring here snowed yesterday 4 in suppossed to warm up to 60 today sure hope so

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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby Dusty Boots » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:31 pm

Gawd ..... I miss living in the Okanagan! :(

Still 3 feet of snow here and the side streets in my neighbourhood are just now starting to become centre bare!
Twill be at least mid-April before my bike sees the light of day from it's hiding spot in the garage. :roll:

Enjoy blowing the cob webs out! 8-)

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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby seabeechief » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:49 pm

It's going to get near 60 today and the high tomorrow is only in the low 50's. As far as I'm concerned, it ain't spring until my pecan trees bud. No buds yet, so it ain't spring. I can't wait until July/August so I can hear all the "it's too hot" BS. It's never too hot! But when it's below 60, it's too damned cold. I ride anyway.

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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:47 pm

Well officially it's still winter here but today I decided I would put the battery in my dual sport and get it running again. Once it was running all I could think about was Todd riding his bike so I decided to take it for a spin. Sure felt good to be out again. Temperature was at 4ºC (39ºF) with not too much wind. Have ridden as early as February here but that only happened once.

So Todd - no pictures it didn't happen brother.

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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:06 pm

Nice one Nick, I didnt get out today as I wanted to wire in the new heating element I installed in my seat. Today I have tupperware scattered all over the patio as I rewire a couple of accessory circuits.

I did manage to get out on January 14th for about 100km during a warm spell we had. Today is raining that really cold spring rain, it doesnt melt the snow very fast but does help rinse away the salt. The path from the patio to the road is cleared right down to the grass now. 8-)



Oh ya, I do have video of the ride on Jan14th, just not sure if this site wants to host a 100meg file......hmmm maybe if I load it to my gallery........
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby rescue1042 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:16 am

well it finally going to hit 40 in mn today so hope the melting begins!!!! I had to snow blow 2 and half feet of snow yesterday to get bike out of shed and into the garage so can start the spring oil change and timing belts changed !! :)
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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby Iaustin » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:22 pm

still lots of snow here and always get more for march and april but its warm this week above 0-10 so its melting

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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:56 pm

I got my fix in today, pics to follow tomorrow 8-)
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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby Pam » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:08 am

I am so glad some one is on the road, or at least getting close to the road/can see the road. My bike is in my shed with snow blown up against the door so I can't even get the door open. If I did get ambitious and shovel the door out, there is a 6 to 8 foot snow drift about 50 yards long to get past before I can even see the road. Weather has been around 4 c (39 f) last couple of days but no sun shine. Today -13 c (9 f) and blowing snow so it is a pretty safe bet there will be no riding this week or next here

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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:38 am

Ok this is weird, Road Rogue, I have a canope just like that one and a Chevy truck too and Jeep too,,What's up with that, so do you? You be very careful of the pot holes,,, we were traveling through Arkansas and saw a boatload of pot holes....I wouldn't wanta ride in that State at night. :shock:

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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:00 pm

Heres a pic taken just the other day, this is near the summit of one of the passes out of my valley here. The Flaggers had traffic stopped in both directions, so I took the time for a photo for you snow bound folks. 8-)

Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:25 pm

Funny tattoo .... So you never forget which way to turn it right? lol :lol: If I were to ever get one that would be my choice.... :lol: Neat photo man

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Re: Spring has sprung here

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:54 pm

Its good to see you posting again Beave 8-)


Ride safe, Todd
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