Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:24 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:24 pm linkquote
I miss Bill Dog.

Now there's a man that knows how to whinge.
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:47 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9797
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:47 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
I miss Bill Dog.

Now there's a man that knows how to whinge.
And his avatars were incredibly funny.
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:55 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60's, 2022 BMW R1250GSA 40th Anniversary, 2019 Ural Gear Up
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Location: Toronto
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:55 am linkquote
Max6200 wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
znomit wrote:
Touring300 wrote:
That's great picture Znomit, is it one of yours?
From 30 minutes ago.
<sigh>

From last year but more of that is coming. Honestly outside of a few really cold days we've been pretty lucky weather-wise this winter. It's everything else that kinda sucks.
I love tbe way the Ural looks with the winter snow. It is nagical.😀
Thanks Max, yeah she does look pretty in the snow and is a lot of fun on the road. It's hard to explain but being on a motorbike while the snow falls around you is a very soothing experience.
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:57 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60's, 2022 BMW R1250GSA 40th Anniversary, 2019 Ural Gear Up
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:57 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
I miss Bill Dog.

Now there's a man that knows how to whinge.
Agreed , he could whinge with the best of them. So could Bitza who I also miss.
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:12 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:12 pm linkquote
znomit wrote:
I miss Bill Dog.

Now there's a man that knows how to whinge.
Lol. We'll just leave it there....
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:16 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
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Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:16 pm linkquote
Visited the family farm yesterday. Decided to dust off the snowshoes and have a go with them as it have been a couple of years. Came in handy to get to the barn to top off the scooter batteries, and repair another shed door, as well as a bit of a stroll down a lane.

Meanwhile, ran across this from the news archives..... I think I'll just shut up and take what winter offers this year.

(Interestingly, much of this attributed to a "mini ice age" set off by Krakatoa's eruption halfway around the world).

"As Winter Marches On, and We Dream of Spring, let's revisit two historic winters.
The winter of 1880-1881 was brutal. In October 1880, sleet, snow and 125-mph winds swept through the area. One of the Great Lakes' legendary shipwrecks, the sinking of the steamer, Alpena, took place on Lake Michigan and killed 75 passengers. The cruel weather continued into the early part of 1881. The storm of February 2-4 brought 36 inches of snow that drifted 'like great ocean waves of 18 feet or higher'. Two hundred shovelers worked to dig out the city of Sheboygan. It would take days to do so. On Eighth Street, they dug tunnels through drifts between streets and stores. A train was stuck midway between Sheboygan and Sheboygan Falls for two weeks with just its smokestack visible." At one time during the great storms the snow turned to a heavy rain which saturated the top of the snow. This was followed by freezing weather that stopped the drifting but created a thick, solid crust nearly impossible to move.
The greatest depth of snow and the greatest hardship for passenger traffic was between February 26th and March 28th during which time the snow, wind and sometimes rain storms seemed to do their utmost to tie up all trains and make country highways impassible. The high winds during the brief periods between storms filled all the cuts nearly as fast as armies of shovelers could clear the tracks. Snow that year would not disappear fully until July.
The winter of 1936 remains the one to surpass. Three heavy snowstorms hit the county in a little over two weeks that year, on January 22, February 3 and February 8, 1936. Snowfall measured 56 inches in Plymouth. And when it wasn't snowing, gale force winds shifted the snow into stunning new configurations. Some county roads were blocked until March. Farmers got their milk and eggs to market by bobsled, but they had to guide their horses carefully so the animals didn't trip on telephone lines that barely stretched above the 24-foot snow drifts.
Four people were marooned at Riverdale Golf Club, unsuccessfully calling airports to see if someone could fly over and drop food. Along with the snow and wind, temperatures stayed well below normal, nights hitting 20 below zero. Lake Michigan froze over for the first time in 30 years.
At daybreak on Thursday, February 18, 1936, seven Coast Guardsmen risked their lives to save the crew of an icebound fishing tug, the R.K. Smith, stranded 1 ½ miles off Sheboygan's north pier. That winter, area fishermen estimated they lost over a quarter million dollars because they were unable to penetrate the frozen expanse of Lake Michigan.
After three days with no mail delivery, Sheboygan Press Editor Charles Broughton, used his clout to get the mail moving. Trucks didn't work so he telegraphed the Postmaster General, James Farley, asking that the interurban lines be used for sending mail. The trains used rotary plows attached to the front end to make their way. It was often necessary to send a crew on ahead to knock down the biggest drifts.
Compassion was shown for the seagulls and other birds that were dying of starvation, their food sources buried beneath snow and ice. City workers began carting loads of garbage to the lakefront and dumping it, rather than burning it as usual."
Maurice "Red" Hughes of Plymouth, who worked for the Sheboygan County Highway Department in 1936, remembered that winter well. "The County didn't have much equipment at that time. There were three Liberty trucks. The top speed was 15 mph. We had a Clintonville four-wheel drive truck and a Monarch 60H crawler-type tractor. We hooked two and three Liberty trucks together at that time. By the time the last town roads were opened in March, Sheboygan County had a power shovel.
Cascade resident, Art Vanderkin, also worked out of the Cascade shed in 1936. He reported that, "the Liberty trucks we had were from WWI. One had pneumatic tires and the others had hard rubber tires. It was difficult keeping chains on them. There were no heated cabs and just side curtains. To keep the windshield open we used a salt sack. To operate the plow a crank came in below the windshield that you used to wind the cable. They pushed the snow like a bulldozer, didn't roll it off to the side like now.
Both men stayed at the shed for much of two weeks. Vanderkin recalls farmers blinking their porch lights at him when he was out plowing after midnight, beckoning him in for a hot meal. Another time Vanderkin and a fellow worker were stranded on Hwy. V near Parnell. He called his foreman, Herb Bartel, for help. Help was a long time in coming. The men stayed in their truck as long as they could. When it got too cold, they went to a nearby barn to stay, the heat from the cows keeping them warm. They were rescued the next afternoon.
Finally, in March, the county Highway Committee called a special meeting and purchased two crawlers RD8 95-horsepower Caterpillar tractors with "V" plows- the kind the U.S. Army used in WWII to build the Military Supply Route to Alaska. Each county shed also got a new truck. They ran day and night until the cleanup was completed."

And if that wasn't bad enough....
https://www.minnpost.com/minnesota-history/2013/01/125-years-ago-deadly-children-s-blizzard-blasted-minnesota/?fbclid=IwAR3lCEsLkCiGH1FmCMO6ca3MhMwQNF9PWTGQPnf6TYFL17P31MWd00-6LRo
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Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:16 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
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Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:16 pm linkquote
Bump for my northern friends.

It's mid winter here.

No you can't come visit.
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:46 am

Molto Verboso
2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC)
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Posts: 1821
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
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Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:46 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
Bump for my northern friends.

It's mid winter here.

No you can't come visit.
I'm seriously thinking of snow chains. Seriously 🛵

https://a.aliexpress.com/_mLpKpLJ
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:53 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
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Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:53 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
Bump for my northern friends.

It's mid winter here.

No you can't come visit.
When you think about the equator it is winter in the southern hemisphere now.
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Sun May 01, 2022 3:31 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
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Sun May 01, 2022 3:31 pm linkquote
I assume with the number of new scooters appearing here Winter is over?
Sun May 01, 2022 3:34 pm

Ossessionato
BV350, Primavera 150, Yamaha Zuma 125
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Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
 
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Sun May 01, 2022 3:34 pm linkquote
znomit wrote:
I assume with the number of new scooters appearing here Winter is over?
New scooters that won't start...
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Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:53 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:53 pm linkquote
Ohhhh, that one last cold day in winter where the battery just says no.
Nice clear day for the bicycle though.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:50 am

Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
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Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:50 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
Ohhhh, that one last cold day in winter where the battery just says no.
Nice clear day for the bicycle though.
What's your temp there? We're hitting record highs. Heat warning and everything. In Michigan, yet.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:55 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:55 am linkquote
seamus26 wrote:
What's your temp there? We're hitting record highs. Heat warning and everything. In Michigan, yet.
It's frosty.

I threw a new battery at it in April but I don't think the scoot has had a decent run since.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:37 am

Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:37 am linkquote
znomit wrote:
It's frosty.
Shear one of those many sheep you've got and knit a jumper, mittens, scarf and a balaclava and ride every day. Then you won't have battery problems 🐑
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:36 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:36 am linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
Shear one of those many sheep you've got and knit a jumper, mittens, scarf and a balaclava and ride every day. Then you won't have battery problems 🐑
znomit needs mitts because he has nomitz.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:45 am

Molto Verboso
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 (sold) / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T /Aprilia Sportcity One 50
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:45 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
znomit needs mitts because he has nomitz.
Wow ... did you really just do that?





Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:02 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:02 pm linkquote
Awww man. No start again this morning. 3 hours on the charger last night. Charging old battery today.
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:37 pm

Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:37 pm linkquote
znomit wrote:
Awww man. No start again this morning. 3 hours on the charger last night. Charging old battery today.
You cursed me. My battery didn't want to start my scoot today. Persevered and it did. Then went for a two hour ride cause i was fearful if i stopped it that it wouldn't start again.

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Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:39 pm

Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:39 pm linkquote
znomit wrote:
Awww man. No start again this morning. 3 hours on the charger last night. Charging old battery today.
Sounds odd it's not holding charge. Did you give the new battery a full charge when you bought it?
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:41 pm

Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:41 pm linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
Then went for a two hour ride cause i was fearful if i stopped it that it wouldn't start again.
A great reason for an extra long ride
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:44 pm

Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:44 pm linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
A great reason for an extra long ride
Yup, especially cause i only was planning on going to the shops 🤣
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:54 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, Primavera, some pushbikes
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Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:54 pm linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
Sounds odd it's not holding charge. Did you give the new battery a full charge when you bought it?
Probably not.
And my commute is 4 km start stop all the way. And I don't think I've done much other than that.

Another fabulous day on the push bike.
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:53 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:53 pm linkquote
OK, battery is fine. Non starting is intermittent, will start up fine later.

New starter relay ordered.
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