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Old 04-15-2013, 04:28 AM   #7441
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Hey Steve - which bike are you taking to WV? Sounds like fun. Hope the roads are good by then.
The FJR is getting the nod for this ride. The roads are still covered in crap here, but their calling for a fair bit of rain + double digit temps the next few days. Lets hope they get washed off and the temps stay!

After this trip, the FJR is going to get a good going through and a couple of fixes done (fork seal and Ohlins rebuilt). After that I have some plans. ARC level 2 class in Mississauga in June. Canadian FJR rally in the same weekend. Then Alaska in July for 3 weeks.

Were planning a dual-sport ride sometime in August. Were not sure where yet. Maybe the Mattawa Trail System, or down around the Ganaraska.

Still not sure if I'm keeping or selling the CBR250. I had it for sale for months at the end of last season and couldn't close the deal on any of them. I like the bike a lot, but it completely overlaps the CRF250. At some point soon, I'm going to have to replace the FJR (100,000 miles on it). Maybe I'll just keep the CBR and make that my 'touring' mount. I need to slow down more anyway.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:35 AM   #7442
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:25 AM   #7443
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I tried. Just not working.

I'm a programmer and I went lo-tech this past weekend. Crappy tire had styrofoam coolers on a sale a while back. So I spent most of this weekend burning them. Looking at the forecast for the next couple of days around here. It worked.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:35 AM   #7444
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Yup, it's snow alright, looks like the riding season is back on hold again.
Manitoba Public Insurance has found another way to keep motorcyclist off the road until the higher insurance rates kick in, in May.



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Old 04-15-2013, 01:38 PM   #7445
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #7446
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No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
You mean like our winter. It sure seems stationary.


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Old 04-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #7447
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I know there's been lots of complaints about the weather. Just thought I'd add my 2 cents.

Here in Thunder Bay, Environment Canada is currently predicting a daytime high of -6C for tomorrow (Friday). That's NOT a typo. -6C. The maximum daytime high is supposed to be +10C right now, yet the forecast is calling for -6C.

If that wasn't bad enough - each time I tune in to the Weather Channel to watch a forecast - people with smiling faces either ignore the current weather anomalies or say things like "Well, Spring is a little late in coming" (no $hit!?) but insinuate that this is all normal -just regular variations in temperature for springtime. Why is this not making headlines? It's like the weather people have all just been caught with their pants down (having been unable to predict this) and prefer to pretend that it isn't happening.

To save face, some meteorologists are attributing the rapid melting of polar ice to these current weather patterns. Yet - polar ice has been melting rapidly for years. How would they be able to explain the mild Spring weather we've been having for several years now?

I suspect that if these weather patterns continue into early June - the same people will continue to smile and say "Well, it looks as though Spring is a little late in coming". I'm curious to see how long they'll be able to keep up the façade if this current weather pattern continues. I know this isn't the end of the world and such weather anomalies occurs from time to time. I guess I'd just like to see some weather people admit that this is unusual and concede that they failed to predict it.

End of rant.

BTW - a larger pilot jet has arrived for my Yamaha TTR125. Might as well do some more work on my bikes in the garage.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:04 AM   #7448
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The weather people are just guessing as to what the weather will anyway. They look back, see what the weather did in past years and take a guess about what current weather will be like.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:04 AM   #7449
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I know there's been lots of complaints about the weather. Just thought I'd add my 2 cents.

Here in Thunder Bay, Environment Canada is currently predicting a daytime high of -6C for tomorrow (Friday). That's NOT a typo. -6C. The maximum daytime high is supposed to be +10C right now, yet the forecast is calling for -6C.

If that wasn't bad enough - each time I tune in to the Weather Channel to watch a forecast - people with smiling faces either ignore the current weather anomalies or say things like "Well, Spring is a little late in coming" (no $shit!?) but insinuate that this is all normal -just regular variations in temperature for springtime. Why is this not making headlines? It's like the weather people have all just been caught with their pants down (having been unable to predict this) and prefer to pretend that it isn't happening.

To save face, some meteorologists are attributing the rapid melting of polar ice to these current weather patterns. Yet - polar ice has been melting rapidly for years. How would they be able to explain the mild Spring weather we've been having for several years now?

I suspect that if these weather patterns continue into early June - the same people we continue to smile and say "Well, it looks as though Spring is a little late in coming". I'm curious to see how long they'll be able to keep up the façade if this current weather pattern continues. I know this isn't the end of the world and such weather anomalies occurs from time to time. I guess I'd just like to see some weather people admit that this is unusual and concede that they failed to predict it.

End of rant.

BTW - a larger pilot jet has arrived for my Yamaha TTR125. Might as well do some more work on my bikes in the garage.

Mike
Mike, you forgot to add the 4" of snow last night and the forecasted 15 to 20cm today and tomorrow!!

Think I'm going sledding this weekend
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:42 PM   #7450
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The weather people are just guessing as to what the weather will anyway. They look back, see what the weather did in past years and take a guess about what current weather will be like.

The only time their accurate, is with shitty weather when we want to go riding

We were due for a long winter...and here it is...what can I say except
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:14 PM   #7451
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We were due for a long winter...and here it is...what can I say except
Yup. We all got spoiled the last few years with early, mild springs. May's for the last few years have been wet and cold around here. But were incredible before May.

As for the weather. It's been raining pretty hard all day here in Sudbury and they're calling for another 60mm this evening. It was supposed to get up to 12 today and I don't think it's broke 3. Dudes, your WAY OFF!

Tomorrow is more rain, Saturday they're calling for some snow and Sunday 4C. Looks like I'm not getting my bikes out this weekend either.

At least I got the snows off my car today. Pretty much guaranteeing it will snow hard at least one more time.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #7452
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At least I got the snows off my car today. Pretty much guaranteeing it will snow hard at least one more time.
Yeah, did the same thing a little while ago...and it started snowing again
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:09 PM   #7453
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Sold a boat package this afternoon and then an ATV with a plow. What season is it?

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #7454
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:32 PM   #7455
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What season is it???

it's the DRINKING season.


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