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#1 Unread post by wrecks » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:34 pm

Here I am about to complain on how cold it is to ride in san francisco then I think about u others who are snowed in and can't ride at all. Now, I'm thankful. :wink:
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#2 Unread post by Johnj » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:57 pm

The coldest winter ever was the summer I spent in the Bay area.
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#3 Unread post by mgdavis » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:33 pm

Just got back after riding and hour or a bit more. Beautiful sunny skies, and 28*. :mrgreen:

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#4 Unread post by BuzZz » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:39 pm

It's -30 in the daytime here, colder at night, and you all can go to hell..... :disgust:





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#5 Unread post by mgdavis » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:04 pm

28* Fahrenheit, I should say, since I do all my scales in American :laughing:. Still just a touch warmer than you though.
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#6 Unread post by jstark47 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:20 pm

With me it's not so much the current air temp as the temp that it was at my destination (i.e. work) overnight. Princeton is 30 miles north of here and colder. The road my employer is on I swear must have springs under the road - it's never dry except during a summer drought. If it has been below freezing up there overnight, sure as heck there will be ice on that road. Like this morning - 36 here when I left, but ice patches on the road up there. Motorcycles + ice = very bad. This is why I own a car!
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#7 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:50 pm

Got up to 8 degrees today!
But we've just gotten a pretty darn good snowstorm, so all kinds of idiots on the road getting stuck...
It's really cold when it's -30 windchill, you're trying to help a car out of a snowstorm, and you forgot your gloves and hat.
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#8 Unread post by koji52 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:39 pm

jstark47 wrote:With me it's not so much the current air temp as the temp that it was at my destination (i.e. work) overnight. Princeton is 30 miles north of here and colder. The road my employer is on I swear must have springs under the road - it's never dry except during a summer drought. If it has been below freezing up there overnight, sure as heck there will be ice on that road. Like this morning - 36 here when I left, but ice patches on the road up there. Motorcycles + ice = very bad. This is why I own a car!
I hear you on that man...Poor Farm Road will freeze over with any moisture on the road at this point. I need my riding time!!!!! :evil:
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#9 Unread post by Fargo360 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:58 pm

its -2*F here (-19*C for you Canuks). Possibly looking forward to the first blizzard of the season. Funny...2 weeks ago it was in the 50's
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#10 Unread post by BuzZz » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:21 am

2 weeks ago it was above freezing and pretty nice for this time of year here as well.

Then it snowed a foot and got dam nippley. Then the wind picked up and now all the snow is gone from any flat ground and drifted 4 ft deep around buildings and on the driveway.....

The next person who says "But it has to snow at Christmas...." to me gets a punch in the face. :x
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#11 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:32 am

Haha when it's 70 on Christmas day and you see people wearing coats it throws you for a loop... Nothing like being in the desert in the wintertime.

Oh and we're down to -1, is kinda chilly!

Buzzz, I feel you on the snow, it does not have to snow, I'm perfectly happy with it being warm on Christmas, just as long as I don't have to deal with Holiday traffic I'm golden!
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#12 Unread post by mgdavis » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:42 am

Last year we got a big snow in mid-December, must have been almost a foot. Was fun the first day, got old by the second and third. Thank Jebus it was melted away by the fifth day... :mrgreen:

Seriously though, everything shut down for under a foot of snow. Gas stations were running out of fuel and everything. The Media was going on like it was the Snow-pocalypse of 2008. :frusty:
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#13 Unread post by Fargo360 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:50 am

BuzZz wrote:The next person who says "But it has to snow at Christmas...." to me gets a punch in the face. :x
+1...I'm definitely with you on that one
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#14 Unread post by koji52 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:55 pm

Fargo360 wrote:
BuzZz wrote:The next person who says "But it has to snow at Christmas...." to me gets a punch in the face. :x
+1...I'm definitely with you on that one
I'm with you on it Buzz but I would probably be in jail for domestic abuse if I held true to it. My girlfriend loves that phrase.
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#15 Unread post by BuzZz » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:33 pm

So it's official..... "It has to snow for Christmas." is an acceptable excuse for domestic violence?

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#16 Unread post by BuzZz » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:50 pm

One of the all-time best X-mas's I ever had was in Mexico.
+30* on the beach with a bottle of Mescal and a bag-o-budz... Oh yeah, Baby! Now that's Christmas Cheer. :wink:

No snow needed... Santa's got a sandrail.

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#17 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:47 am

High 60s to low 70s here :kicking:

(Excuse the gloating. Summers in the tropics are brutal).
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#18 Unread post by Fargo360 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:39 am

You know I really don't mind the cold...even the really really bitter cold where the C and F scales meet at -40 isn't so bad. I just don't like snow. I figure the real cold keeps the riff-raff out.
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#19 Unread post by IronPonies » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:43 am

Grey Thumper wrote:High 60s to low 70s here :kicking:

(Excuse the gloating. Summers in the tropics are brutal).
Yea, I live in Texas and we reach 104-5. The problem is today is 36 f and I had to take the truck to work. There is no justice. :frusty:
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#20 Unread post by sv-wolf » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:54 am

5C (41F) here north of London today :D - but saw salt on the roads tonight :( :( :( . The Met Office is predicting sub-zero at the weekend.

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