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First snow and more to come Saturday, the GTS is officially (temporarily?) on the tender.

On to alternate winter activities....
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That's gonna leave a mark?

Have an after shot? Looks like it could be a new intro to Wide World Of Sports.

"And da agony of da-feat..."

Am I old or does anyone else remember old Howard?
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scootrati wrote:
That's gonna leave a mark?

Have an after shot? Looks like it could be a new intro to Wide World Of Sports.

"And da agony of da-feat..."

Am I old or does anyone else remember old Howard?
Yes, I remember Howard.

Yes, you're old. Laughing emoticon

That used to be my favorite part of the whole show. It was bad enough that that poor sucker crashed so hard, then, he had to see it over and over again for the next decade.
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Well what do you know. It wasn't even howard cosell. I would have bet my life on that.

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Love that sled!!!!

A few flakes blowing around and the next 2 - 3 days, a dump of several cm
is expected.
Oh well, time to plug her in.
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Re: Whacked by the snow gods....
louisq wrote:
First snow and more to come Saturday, the GTS is officially (temporarily?) on the tender.

On to alternate winter activities....
I've heard of a magic carpet ride, but that's ridiculous!

Ah, yes, 5-9 inches of snow predicted Saturday.

Well maybe I'll be able to use my cross country skis for the first time in years. Global warming has ruined the winters in Minnesota.
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we got a quarter inch last night. upposed to get another 3-6 tonight.
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i miss snow
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genie wrote:
i miss snow
You gotta be kidding??
I'll post some pix of snow for you, when it comes.
Maybe even some pix of the 401 Hwy in a blizzard??
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genie wrote:
i miss snow
You gotta be kidding??
I'll post some pix of snow for you, when it comes.
Maybe even some pix of the 401 Hwy in a blizzard??
i've driven down the 401 in a blizzard!! it's mad!!

seriously - i miss snow. i miss the fresh smell in the air when it snows. i miss skiing on it, i even miss shoveling it.
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genie wrote:
EN82pg wrote:
genie wrote:
i miss snow
You gotta be kidding??
I'll post some pix of snow for you, when it comes.
Maybe even some pix of the 401 Hwy in a blizzard??
i've driven down the 401 in a blizzard!! it's mad!!

seriously - i miss snow. i miss the fresh smell in the air when it snows. i miss skiing on it, i even miss shoveling it.
I can make you quite a happy girl, then, if you stop by this weekend!
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It stared snowing here (NorthEast Ohio, USA) 3 weeks ago. I love nordic skiing (i.e. cross-country), ice skating and sledding with my littlest one (6 yrs). Forget shovelling-that's what God (and Toro) made 2-stroke snow throwers for!
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whacked by the snow...
That expression on the lady's face tells a story:
1. This sled ride wasn't supposed to involve flying.
2. This sled ride wasn't supposed to involve this much velocity.
3. This sled ride which has become a solo flight will involve a high
velocity landing.
4. This landing isn't going to be a happy grab ass deal.

I love the snow.....forty miles east of here where God keeps it. I can
actually see it a few times each year when the air changes from its
normally semi-solid state into a reasonably transparent gas.
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Re: whacked by the snow...
davep12b wrote:
That expression on the lady's face tells a story:
1. This sled ride wasn't supposed to involve flying.
2. This sled ride wasn't supposed to involve this much velocity.
3. This sled ride which has become a solo flight will involve a high
velocity landing.
4. This landing isn't going to be a happy grab ass deal.

I love the snow.....forty miles east of here where God keeps it. I can
actually see it a few times each year when the air changes from its
normally semi-solid state into a reasonably transparent gas.
Laughing emoticon Or it could be a look of steel like concentration or maybe she just realized extreme sledding in a skirt in front of a crowd isn't very ladylike.
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It looks like her parachute is fully engaged.
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OMG its going to snow here tomorrow too!
I better run to the store before all the milk, bread and eggs are gone.
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Our "5-9 inches" has now become "6-10 inches, plus 1-3 overnight tonight".

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Time to get out the cross-country skis and get rid of my Vespa belly. Laughing emoticon
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It just started to snow here today. Well it's only suposse to last a day and then fade off, but still... Damn snow! You're harshing my scooting vibe!
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"cuz it's all over now baby blue...."
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Here in Vancouver, we've been smacked by the Snow God overnight as well. And knowing how Vancouver drivers don't have the slightest clue about driving on snowy roads, we're gonna see a ton of fender benders all over the city.

<sigh> No scootin' for a while now...

-Rick
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We had a sunshower here today.....

my scooter got wet.
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Traum wrote:
Here in Vancouver, we've been smacked by the Snow God overnight as well. And knowing how Vancouver drivers don't have the slightest clue about driving on snowy roads, we're gonna see a ton of fender benders all over the city.

<sigh> No scootin' for a while now...

-Rick
I'm going to be back out next week. It's suppose to be 13 degrees C on Monday!
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We had about two inches of snow back on 11/19:

My loyal Olds (with the snow pushed off and the driveway shoveled):

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Our back deck:

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That snow is long gone... I spent 4 hours blowing and shredding leaves today to prepare for tomorrow's weather.

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Well, it wasn't a blizzard, but it's definitely windy & snowy & sleety.

I'll have to take more pictures tomorrow of Raisin with its new top case in the snow.
The end of the season? *whimper*
The end of the season? *whimper*
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We got hit by a snow storm overnight and now have 10 cm on the ground and freezing rain is forecasted now for today. NO scootin for this this at least I'd say. Crying or Very sad emoticon Crying or Very sad emoticon
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OMG that pic is so funny I laughed so hard the tears came and my sides hurt.
We are supposed to get hit with a storm tomorrow, not sure how much snow is expected but they keep saying it's a big one. I'm sure it won't be more than my snow removal apparatus can handle Laughing emoticon
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The Arctic Passage has frozen up. So much for global warming.

It's -19, colder up to -27 with the windchill in Calgary. Not too too much snow. Had 10cm a few weeks ago and the salt/gravel hasn't melted very much. We're hoping for a chinook to blow in above freezing temps next week.
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More of this tomorrow night 8-14 inches

At least the scooters are in the garage.
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jimh wrote:
More of this tomorrow night 8-14 inches

At least the scooters are in the garage.
OK I feel a bit better now, we weren't hit as badly as you Jim. Thanks for making my sore muscles from shoveling feel better.
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No problem mate

I have to buy a snow blower today. Just to make a single track to get the winter bike out took me over an hour.
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jimh wrote:
No problem mate

I have to buy a snow blower today. Just to make a single track to get the winter bike out took me over an hour.
Are you going to ride today?
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I totally feel for you guys. Last night it was like 55! I swear I could totally see my breath at one point! Ha, ha, just kidding of course. This is my first winter in LA after growing up in Pennsylvania. High of 82 here on Tuesday! Woohoo!
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drewteague wrote:
I totally feel for you guys. Last night it was like 55! I swear I could totally see my breath at one point! Ha, ha, just kidding of course. This is my first winter in LA after growing up in Pennsylvania. High of 82 here on Tuesday! Woohoo!
Don't make me cry.. Crying or Very sad emoticon
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drewteague wrote:
I totally feel for you guys. Last night it was like 55! I swear I could totally see my breath at one point! Ha, ha, just kidding of course. This is my first winter in LA after growing up in Pennsylvania. High of 82 here on Tuesday! Woohoo!
25 sunny winters until we decided snow was more fun than left coasters.... Razz emoticon ROFL emoticon
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louisq wrote:
drewteague wrote:
I totally feel for you guys. Last night it was like 55! I swear I could totally see my breath at one point! Ha, ha, just kidding of course. This is my first winter in LA after growing up in Pennsylvania. High of 82 here on Tuesday! Woohoo!
25 sunny winters until we decided snow was more fun than left coasters.... Razz emoticon ROFL emoticon
Oh, I had 28 winters in the ice and snow, but I think I like the way they do it down here better. I can drive to the snow in the mountains when I want to snowboard, but it never comes to my doorstep!
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Benito wrote:
Are you going to ride today?
Hi Benito, I know a lot of people think i am mad but i just love to ride, regardless of the weather mate. The hard part is keeping the bike upright until i get onto cleared roads.

Anyway, If i ever dump the beemer then it's Ok, because Bikes are tupperware as i often say.

Cheers, Im off oot.
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First snows of the year here in otherwise rainy Seattle. It doesnt seem to want to stick though...The "Seattle Blizzard of '07" is a mere dusting by most peoples standards! And, yeah I'm riding in it! Woot!
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