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When will winter end???

Sat I had my hopes up, 50+ degrees and sunny!!!

This morning 16 degrees, snow, slippery roads. (which means more salt and sand)

I'm sick of it!!!

Good thing we have awesome summers!!!!

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Re: When will winter end???

It will come.
Had the ride out Saturday but temp has drop again this morning.
Maybe later this week.

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Re: When will winter end???

20 degrees F and windy this AM here in the Deep South of Vermont.

Got in a short ride on the R90/6 along with my daughter on her little Honda Rebel on Sunday. Snowbanks along both sides of the roads but most of the sand and salt is off the road surface. Fun to get out, but without the warmth of the KLT + Gerbings it was CHILLY.

We see occasional bikes out during peak temps these days.... it won't be long.

Meanwhile, maybe the freezing nights will get the sap running again. The Maple trees have been shut down for several days now. But it has been a good season; made 130 gallons of syrup on 400 taps. Lots of work. I'll be happy to finish the sugaring season, clean up the equipment and get back to riding.

Morning following our most recent snow:
It looks a lot more like spring now, goodbye winter!

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20 degrees F and windy this AM here in the Deep South of Vermont.

Got in a short ride on the R90/6 along with my daughter on her little Honda Rebel on Sunday. Snowbanks along both sides of the roads but most of the sand and salt is off the road surface. Fun to get out, but without the warmth of the KLT + Gerbings it was CHILLY.

We see occasional bikes out during peak temps these days.... it won't be long.

Meanwhile, maybe the freezing nights will get the sap running again. The Maple trees have been shut down for several days now. But it has been a good season; made 130 gallons of syrup on 400 taps. Lots of work. I'll be happy to finish the sugaring season, clean up the equipment and get back to riding.

Morning following our most recent snow:
It looks a lot more like spring now, goodbye winter!

One of my buddies/coworker makes maple syrup, it's apparently been a good year for it here.

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Re: When will winter end???

that's a pretty picture, but I imagine it sucks being it was taken in April.
I could cry some tears for you guys, but they would be crocodile tears.

So Charlie, how many gallons do you typically get out of 400 taps per season?

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I've got a neighbor tapping the trees around us in Shoreview Mn.He says it's been a weird year.Some trees brown sap,some cloudy sap,some no sap,and others producing like crazy.Goofy ass weather even has the trees confused.He cooks down about 40 gallons of sap to get one gallon of syrup.

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TODAY,,,had to take shirt off,,got hot,,love fl.
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30 deg and snow flurries this morn

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Sorry. Jean and I rode he GS up to Granny Fishes House for a great catfish lunch today (73 degrees). But the pay back was her cam position sensor going out in the van on the way home from the store. Now I gotta go fix it.

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Just got back from a 400 Click run from Augsburg to Basel and froze my tootsies off, now I am sitting with a hot water bottle under my feet.
COME ON SPRING GET SOME WELLY IN IT.....!

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Re: When will winter end???

Woke up to a 2+inch of wet heavy slush this morning. Give me a break!!!

No end in sight!!

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The weatherman is calling for more snow on Saturday.
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Woke up to a 2+inch of wet heavy slush this morning. Give me a break!!!


I think we go 2" of rain down here. I have a lake now in our back yard. Some years I end up pumping it out to the ditch...Some years I have to do it 8 our 10 times... ...Looks like I am going to pump it out again this year

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More heavy wind, freezing rain, sleet, snow. school canceled again

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Spring is finally here, and so is the pollen. This Saturday the count is suppose to be crazy high.
Don't think I'll be riding in this.



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Well here is a pic of my back deck. The area around the grill was bare two days ago!
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Well here is a pic of my back deck. The area around the grill was bare two days ago!
Good news is soon, Very Soon you'll be enjoying M-22, Lake Shore Drive and a bunch of other Excellent Roads in your area
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Good news is soon, Very Soon you'll be enjoying M-22, Lake Shore Drive and a bunch of other Excellent Roads in your area
.....in your pickup truck.

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Give it a couple more weeks and all of us Michiganders will be riding to our hearts desire
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Meantime, I'm watching the Masters on TV while outside it changes from rain to snow and back again. Hopefully the weather will allow a ride to breakfast tomorrow.

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Weather is really playing tricks. Temp is up one instance and down shortly thereafter. Sunday gorgeous in the 70's today in the mid to upper 50'and rain. And Friday overnight a dusting of snow and ice mix burned off by mid morning. Rain the rest of this week I 'd say its OVER.
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You poor fools... I have been riding all winter...

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well I thought winter head surely ended earlier this week we had temperatures in the high 70's. right now I'm watching snow come down

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well I thought winter head surely ended earlier this week we had temperatures in the high 70's. right now I'm watching snow come down


And it's still coming down
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I'm planning on riding to MI on July 2nd & I hope I'll be safe from all of that crappy weather.

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And it's still coming down
Unbelievable.
Nice picture save it for a hot summer day as a reminder or file it to the winter months. My whole week saw the 70's and one 80. Friday things started to turn 46 and this morning 49 making it up to 60. Monday back to much improved temps. Guess I'm in for the weekend.
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Still a Win.
You could get an early start on your Christmas cards
Did you see the GoPro update while we talking about pictures? I had to charge my battery will do the update later. It's a lazy dreary Saturday evening.
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Just a balancing payback for the early ride season LAST year. I did get my first 13 miles in last night before the yuck started.

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Put on only 850 miles this season. Went to town for breakfast club. Rode home in sleet.
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It was a bad weekend for the upper mid west.
At least around here. Two nights down in the 30's, no precipitation but can't wait for Tuesday to roll out the 80's. Hope no turning back. Now how many times we thought it was the end.
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