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Spring!!

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:04 pm



The temperature has been getting warmer and warmer...the snow is long gone. I've been starting to see some motorcycles on the road. I'm waiting for the piles of salt on the roads to disappear before pulling mine out. But then, I wake up this morning to....this. Happy Spring, everybody! :shock:

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Re: Spring!!

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:37 pm

46°F here this evening, sorry about your snow.
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Re: Spring!!

Post by ka4yqi » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:59 pm

We be having a few warm days here. But the cold ones come back, I can handel the cold but the cold and wet is out for me. It rains one, cold one, the rain in cold for a few days. But got both of them ready to go.

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Re: Spring!!

Post by detdrbuzzard » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:23 am

it was about 46º here yesterday so I got the Mighty ST 1300 out of hibernation, starting mileage this year
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Re: Spring!!

Post by Hoosier Jack » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:42 am

I hate March. So close to riding weather, but so far. I saw on my weather app that we hit 82 on this day six years ago. Oh but to have that again. But the record low was 17 and we're closer to that. I know it's coming, but not soon enough.

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Re: Spring!!

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:57 am

To add insult to injury, as I was shoveling wet, heavy snow on the first day of Spring, I received pictures on my phone from my wife sitting by the pool in sunny Key West, Florida, where it is 82 degrees.

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Re: Spring!!

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:38 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:57 am
To add insult to injury, as I was shoveling wet, heavy snow on the first day of Spring, I received pictures on my phone from my wife sitting by the pool in sunny Key West, Florida, where it is 82 degrees.
Same thing happened to me.A phone call from warm New Orleans during a blizzard at home.
I left the snow shovel in the driveway when I moved.

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Re: Spring!!

Post by cardinal » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:45 pm

Sent a picture, to my brother in Utah, of me standing by our lawn mower, my wife in her gardening gloves with a shovel in one hand and a pretty flower in the other. No statement, no digs at him about the major snowstorm that was hitting Salt Lake, just a picture of us doing yard work.

He sent back a picture of him sitting in front of a fire, feet up in his recliner, cat in his lap, book at his side and hot beverage in his hand.

I wished more than ever that my mom had listened to me when I told her I'd rather have a pony than a little brother.

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Re: Spring!!

Post by Geofd » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:49 pm

we here in Massachusetts have have had 3 noreasterers in 3 weeks we just had a miss today looking forward to the warmer weather

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Re: Spring!!

Post by brettchallenger » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:20 am

If it snowed like that here we would have the army out. Every school would be closed (even if it didn't actually snow where the school is) and all the alternative snowflakes would be saying that the cold weather is all to do with global warming - never did work that one out.

It has been a long old winter.
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Re: Spring!!

Post by themainviking » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:18 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:57 am
To add insult to injury, as I was shoveling wet, heavy snow on the first day of Spring, I received pictures on my phone from my wife sitting by the pool in sunny Key West, Florida, where it is 82 degrees.
So you just found out she was gone? Not real observant of you, Scott, to misplace your wife...... :lol:
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Re: Spring!!

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:02 am

brettchallenger wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:20 am
If it snowed like that here we would have the army out. Every school would be closed (even if it didn't actually snow where the school is) and all the alternative snowflakes would be saying that the cold weather is all to do with global warming - never did work that one out.

It has been a long old winter.
That's just a dusting! We get far more snow than that...

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Re: Spring!!

Post by Stew » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:25 am

It is snowing heavily right now here north of Seattle and sticking, what the heck is going on? It was so nice just a few days ago :evil:

I think WingAdmin jinxed the weather :lol:
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Re: Spring!!

Post by dawgout81 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:39 am

What is this thing called "spring?"

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Re: Spring!!

Post by brettchallenger » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:37 am

It is actually lovely here today, temp 50F, though it feels much warmer in the sun. The daffodils and crocuses are out, and so is my other motorbike. We have had heavy rain for a couple of weeks so the salt is all gone. I will give it another month though before I dust down the Goldwing.
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Re: Spring!!

Post by chads920 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:25 am

Canada may have issues with winter but we have learned that pointing our vehicles South and loading our bikes on attached trailers and leaving in October for AZ has solved most issues involving snow. We return when they Hwys dept takes the front plows off their trucks
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Re: Spring!!

Post by dtrider » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:27 pm

This was Saturday afternoon. Washed the bike in anticipation of going for a nice long ride on Sunday:


Sunday morning I woke up to this:


And it kept coming down all morning. Had about 4" by the time it was done.

No ride for me.
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Re: Spring!!

Post by Hoosier Jack » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:06 pm

Mid 50s today and cloudy. Humidity is high and a brisk wind. I went out for a short ride and wasn't particularly comfortable. But what the heck, better than last week.

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Re: Spring!!

Post by detdrbuzzard » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:49 am

40 mile ride over to mom's yesterday, my first ride of 2018
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Re: Spring!!

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:19 pm

Normally we wouldn't have a problem riding in the cold, but I've recently been diagnosed with a mild case of emphysema and my doctor has advised me to limit my exposure to cold air to help protect my lungs, so I guess I'm now a fair-weather rider! :(

Had to pass on two PGR missions last week because of that...
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Re: Spring!!

Post by brettchallenger » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:18 pm

my doctor has advised me to limit my exposure to cold air
You are at least, in the right place to avoid cold air. But isn't old Jack Frost clinging on tenaciously to winter's tail coat this year.
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Re: Spring!!

Post by Corkster52 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:07 am

Fresh stuff on the ground here this morning...and 31 degrees. Will this never end?

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Re: Spring!!

Post by brettchallenger » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:43 am

Well here it's finally, finally started to warm up. Though nothing to get too excited about.
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Re: Spring!!

Post by dtrider » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:11 am

It was 29F here this morning, but at least it was dry enough to take the bike to work anyway. Supposed to hit a high in the 70s by the end of the week though. Getting kind of tired of this yo-yo weather.
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Re: Spring!!

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:04 pm

Yup, here's what we woke up to here this morning...and no, that's not fog, that's SNOW falling...







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