Results 1 to 34 of 34

Thread: MF Snow!

  1. #1
    ●●●●●●●●◌◌
    Reputation: phlegm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,825

    MF Snow!

    Based near Caledon (Ontario).

    Nice sunny day today, finally seems like Spring.

    Then I notice a snowfall advisory for tonight! Are you MF kidding me!

    I give up folks.

    I'm going to head out into the snowbanks, only spandex on, and yell, "take me now cold, take me now!"

    FU crazy winter, FU.

  2. #2
    mtbr Decade+
    Reputation: Biggie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,543
    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Are you MF kidding me!

    I give up folks.

    I'm going to head out into the snowbanks, only spandex on, and yell, "take me now cold, take me now!"

    FU crazy winter, FU.
    What Snot said.
    "I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad", by Guillaume Blanchet

  3. #3
    Talentless Hack
    Reputation: ghettocruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,427
    I rely on harsh winters to weaken my enemies.
    The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: secret agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    769
    I bought the fat bike and enjoyed it this winter, and it lingered on.....
    I bought snow shoes and went out for treks with my wife and it lingered on.....
    I cracked two weeks ago and am in a fragile state and staying away from ghettocruiser
    Burnt Norton

  5. #5
    Team NFI
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,296
    Pansies.






  6. #6
    Evil Jr.
    Reputation: garage monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,859
    Debating whether or not to shovel tomorrow...
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

  7. #7
    Team NFI
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,296
    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Debating whether or not to shovel tomorrow...
    Thinking of checking out a road north of town tomorrow.

  8. #8
    ●●●●●●●●◌◌
    Reputation: phlegm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,825
    Upgraded to "14.8 cm" of snow overnight.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,878
    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    I bought the fat bike and enjoyed it this winter, and it lingered on.....
    I bought snow shoes and went out for treks with my wife and it lingered on.....
    I cracked two weeks ago and am in a fragile state and staying away from ghettocruiser
    Have you tried downhill fat biking at a ski hill?
    The snow is perfect for that right now.

  10. #10
    ●●●●●●●●◌◌
    Reputation: phlegm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,825
    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    I bought the fat bike and enjoyed it this winter, and it lingered on.....
    I bought snow shoes and went out for treks with my wife and it lingered on.....
    I cracked two weeks ago and am in a fragile state and staying away from ghettocruiser
    This has the elements of a nice haiku.

  11. #11
    Team NFI
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,296
    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Have you tried downhill fat biking at a ski hill?
    The snow is perfect for that right now.

  12. #12
    No. Just No.
    Reputation: Circlip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    5,143
    Photo from a local web cam from about 1 minute ago, set up just a couple of minutes away from my office location near the water. Ride planned after work. Yes, I'm a jerk for posting this.

    MF Snow!-wimpland21mar2014.jpg

  13. #13
    ●●●●●●●●◌◌
    Reputation: phlegm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,825
    Correct, jerkiness factor certified.

  14. #14
    No. Just No.
    Reputation: Circlip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    5,143
    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Correct, jerkiness factor certified.
    Acknowledged. Funny how these things even out in the end aside from the cherry picked examples though. Last year through to the first few days of July we only had 1-2 days in the entire year up to that point which hit 15C. Brrrr....

    Then we had some freakishly nice weather during the Summer, but the horrors of cold and rain the entire year up to first weekend of July were tough to shake off.

  15. #15
    Team NFI
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,296
    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Acknowledged. Funny how these things even out in the end aside from the cherry picked examples though. Last year through to the first few days of July we only had 1-2 days in the entire year up to that point which hit 15C. Brrrr....

    Then we had some freakishly nice weather during the Summer, but the horrors of cold and rain the entire year up to first weekend of July were tough to shake off.
    Funny how that works....leave BC and has some of the worst winters for years.

    And just to raise the jerk factor.... while everyone here was working I was enjoying it. Yep...hard work this Stay At Home dad job.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: chuckeieio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    510
    Yesterday in Scarborough. You'd never know we were due for more snow.
    GTA
    Ontario

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mtbmeister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,590
    I am chuckling at some of the whining about snow in Canada in March. Anyone that thought all of the sudden it was going to all melt and be nice and warm is delusional. Sure the winter has been tough, but there is light at the end of the tunnel and any precipitation now isn't going to be around very long.
    A bad day on the bike is better than a good day doing anything else...

    http://www.apexracephotography.com

  18. #18
    sock puppet
    Reputation: osokolo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    8,047
    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Based near Caledon (Ontario).

    Nice sunny day today, finally seems like Spring.

    Then I notice a snowfall advisory for tonight! Are you MF kidding me!

    I give up folks.

    I'm going to head out into the snowbanks, only spandex on, and yell, "take me now cold, take me now!"

    FU crazy winter, FU.
    are you still available? i will take you.
    Signature

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    501
    Passed through there on the way to Blue mtn today... and the snowbanks along rd 124 are indeed higher than I ever remember. We won't see another March like this for 20+ more years. The mountain bikes are all ready to go... but dang it the skiing has been good!

    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Based near Caledon (Ontario).

    Nice sunny day today, finally seems like Spring.

    Then I notice a snowfall advisory for tonight! Are you MF kidding me!

    I give up folks.

    I'm going to head out into the snowbanks, only spandex on, and yell, "take me now cold, take me now!"

    FU crazy winter, FU.

  20. #20
    Team NFI
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,296
    On Saturday spotted some gravel...


  21. #21
    ●●●●●●●●◌◌
    Reputation: phlegm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,825
    Yikes, feel bad for our friends out East. Watching CBC and they indicate that potentially the worst storm of the season is headed their way: 54cm snow projected for Yarmouth, with gusts to 100km/h.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: secret agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    769
    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Have you tried downhill fat biking at a ski hill?
    The snow is perfect for that right now.
    I am not sure that they allow this anywhere. Let me know if they do. I would love to give it a try. I have been throwing the fat bike down some pretty steep and deep snow. The momentum carries you quite nicely. I have also been able to take advantage of various small descents and offshoots that don't exist in the summer, but are quite doable in the snow.
    I am not sure I am allowed to admit this, but I was road riding last Saturday and last night. I am beginning to feel better and less fragile,and I felt like a rocket going from a fat bike to a road bike. Unfortunately, I know its only a matter of perception.
    Burnt Norton

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,878
    Of course it's not allowed, which is why you do it after the ski hills close for the season.
    I've been doing laps at the local hill for the past couple weeks, and mystery tire tracks have also appeared in other places.


  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation: secret agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    769
    I understand. Not saying I would ever do such a thing, but where would one partake of such activities without too much worry of being hassled? Strictly for the sake of curiosity of course.
    Burnt Norton

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,878
    Hypothetically speaking, there's a place south of the airport where you can do silly things like this.

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    563
    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    On Saturday spotted some gravel...


    I recently bought a mtn bike after not having one for many years...I was very eager to ride the trails after buying it, was watching youtube, had taken it to Joyride, but I've since let it be...as I know it will still be some time before the trails are rideable.

    I do, however, continue to ride my cross bike with winter tires in anything but well deep snow. Even though it's a terrible winter, I've ridden twice a week since getting the balls to do so in early January.

    In the past two weeks I've ridden some gravel roads in the Erin/Halton area - felt great to mix it up (and I do like a nice gravel road). The roads hadn't really softened yet, but were free of snow/ice, so they were actually perfect.

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,768
    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Photo from a local web cam from about 1 minute ago, set up just a couple of minutes away from my office location near the water. Ride planned after work. Yes, I'm a jerk for posting this.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wimpland21mar2014.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	107.6 KB 
ID:	878702
    I rode last night on Fromme it was about 17C and beautiful tacky dirt not a puddle to be seen.

  28. #28
    No. Just No.
    Reputation: Circlip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    5,143
    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    I rode last night on Fromme it was about 17C and beautiful tacky dirt not a puddle to be seen.
    Oh man, now you are just piling on! I had a ride planned for last night also, but tweaked my back a bit on my Sunday ride and had to extract myself rather painfully back to my vehicle. Plans for 17C Monday evening ride were subsequently revoked.

    The calls are going to come any moment from our fellow forum members suggesting to move this crap to the Western Canada subforum. Problem there is all we'd be doing is piling on to our AB neighbours in turn.

  29. #29
    Perpetual Hack
    Reputation: mykel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,976
    True - but at least it would be a slightly different diversion....
    A Dirtbag since 1969
    A Knomer since 2007

    Knolly Podium
    Knolly Delirium
    Knolly Endorphin

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    166
    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Yikes, feel bad for our friends out East. Watching CBC and they indicate that potentially the worst storm of the season is headed their way: 54cm snow projected for Yarmouth, with gusts to 100km/h.
    Yeah they're going to get hammered back home. White Juan 2 LOL
    2015 Brodie Romax
    2011 Giant Trance X3 "Andre"
    2013 Rocky Mountain SoloCX "Han"

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    166
    !@*$*##!^*!#
    2015 Brodie Romax
    2011 Giant Trance X3 "Andre"
    2013 Rocky Mountain SoloCX "Han"

  32. #32
    ●●●●●●●●◌◌
    Reputation: phlegm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,825
    Quote Originally Posted by bishskate View Post
    !@*$*##!^*!#
    Indeed. Last traces of snow had just disappeared on Sunday.

    Get ready for -16 with windchill tonight.

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    563
    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Indeed. Last traces of snow had just disappeared on Sunday.

    Get ready for -16 with windchill tonight.

    I had set aside time to ride early Wednesday morning...guess I'll be using the booties, chemical toe warmers, extra layers. On Saturday I had shorts and a L/S jersey!

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation: chuckeieio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    510
    Not happy to see the new BBQ I bought this weekend covered in snow this morning
    I was planning to do a short ride on the CX bike later, I'm hoping they didn't dump a ton of salt on the roads for this...
    GTA
    Ontario

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 43
    Last Post: 12-09-2015, 04:34 PM
  2. Tracks In The Snow _ Thurs Night Ride!__________ did GM get any snow?
    By HomegrownMN in forum Colorado - Front Range
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-02-2014, 11:08 AM
  3. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 05-20-2013, 11:25 AM
  4. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-14-2013, 11:12 AM
  5. Oh The Snow of It.
    By greg de taos in forum New Mexico
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-08-2011, 07:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •