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Old 03-23-2013, 10:40 AM   #31
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I might be nuts, but Im placing some hope in the weatherman's forecast this week. Long range for Oakville is looking like theres gonna be a week of riding weather coming up!

Anything around 7 or 8C, and the bike will be out. Not nearly as brave as that guy I saw on the DR in Streetsville at least once a week all winter long. If you're on here - you're a crazy man!

Its gonna happen, right? right??? Its gonna warm up finally... right???
Just hit +4 and nice and sunny. Moving in the right direction. I have faith!
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #32
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-26c here this morning.
I can understand how hard it is for the Southern Ontario crowd now
I'm hoping for your sake you're at least near to something that makes the cold bittersweet, like snowmobile trails or mountains.

The problem for us city folk (Mean Ol' Toronto) is that we have (relative) cold to deal with, but nothing fun and outdoorsy to compliment it with. Unless you consider ice skating or going for leisurely walks outdoorsy
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #33
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Went for my second ride of the season today - again checking out pubs on the same bit of coastal road. I stopped at the Brigatine Pub in Maple Bay and tried out their lunch menu. Great clam chowder and a good selection of dark beers. A little bit nippier today but the sun was shining. Spring has definitely hit these parts.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:35 PM   #34
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I work at a ski hill (not a mountain think of a small blue mountain 30 years ago) so it's not like I wuss out when it gets cold.
We're planning to close April 6 and at this rate, we'll only have a week
of "spring" conditions.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:51 AM   #35
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Here in southern Ontario we are really worried about global warming. The lakes are going to dry up fast --- once they thaw
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:28 AM   #36
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Lake Simcoe is still frozen solid and it's 1000 feet away from my front door! A natural freezer, but, I went to the mail box in a T shirt for the first time today!

Bring on Global warming I say!
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:21 PM   #37
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nice here...the snow on the driveway melted off.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:29 PM   #38
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Snow came back onto the driveway today. RDF after that. (rain,drizzle, fog)
It will be the main weather feature here in the North Atlantic till Julyish.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:07 PM   #39
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I was happy to see that almost all the snow has melted out of the bed of my truck. Only about 4 inches remains in the front portion behind the cab. I've had both bikes out this winter. I'm ready to go again! This may be the weekend.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:13 AM   #40
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It's lookin' a lot like spring here now.

I still want to get one more day of skiing in. Half of Blue Mountain is still open with discount lift ticket to match.

Hope the snow stays on the slopes until Friday. After that, begone!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:17 PM   #41
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it's sick how warm +7 and sunny can feel this time of year, still, that's pretty much my "get a bike out and ride it" threshold - hope to get a ride in on the weekend! March has been a disappointment here, AFAIR there wasn't a single double digit day - unusual in recent years.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #42
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FWIW I took the bike to work today. Looking like might be a riding weekend! Favourite time of year!

Now for the ice to run so I can get the canoe out too!
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:14 PM   #43
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Got out for the first ride of the season this afternoon, on my new ST1300.

Hope tomorrow and Saturday go as the weather guessers are saying.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:49 AM   #44
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Lookin at 2 really nice days here in the golden horseshoe. The DR will be heading out as soon as I enjoy a morning coffee.

Happy Easter - have fun and ride safe!
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:24 AM   #45
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Full riding days in Metro Vancouver this weekend,,,,22C and sunny in the valley. I actually got a sun burn on my face yesterday.
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