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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    We are rounding out our 24th hour of rain. No, the moisture isn't going away; it is just switching from rain to freezing rain right now. In a bit, it should be converting to snow. Just as an added bonus, I get to drive in to work before the sun comes up.

    Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    We are rounding out our 24th hour of rain. No, the moisture isn't going away; it is just switching from rain to freezing rain right now. In a bit, it should be converting to snow. Just as an added bonus, I get to drive in to work before the sun comes up.

    Carry on.
    I'm in early on this one. They predicted a trace of snow for today, we got nothing. A cold 45 degrees. But up to 65 tomorrow and warmer all the way through Sunday. In the seventies for the weekend, I tell ya this Front Range Colorado thing is crazy. It can fluctuate 30 degrees from one day to the next. Kinda awesome actually.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    I know you "mountain" folk must laugh at us southerner flatlander folk when it comes to snow and ice and our inability to cope with our meager accumulations of the aforementioned conditions.

    Just last winter, (or what passes for winter) here in Louisiana, one of the neighboring cities a couple of miles away cancelled school for the next day because of the "threat" of freezing rain and the possibility of snow.

    Not only did it NOT snow, or freeze over, but the temps reached 50 degrees that day.

    My kids were upset that they had to go to school while those lucky ones got a free day off due to over reacting school admin types

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    Here's a story of rapidly changing weather that is commonly discussed around here.

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    I feel bad for ya. I just turned on the fireplace in our house because it got a little chilly... 64f outside currently, maybe 54f with windchill factor. I did live in New England for a few years and while it was fun for me to see seasons in a new way I can see the frustration with all the extra work involved.

    Light a bag of **** on fire on someones doorstep. That'll cheer ya up!

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    ^Not that you are in New England.. just saying from where I have been.

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    Personally, I love crappy weather.. and do not feel for you.

    sorry.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Personally, I love crappy weather.. and do not feel for you.

    sorry.
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    Just stopping by to give out that useful information. Heyyall, ride your trainer. Minus salted almonds. Well, in your case you seem stressed so almonds might help . Do a HIIT workout. Move you fire patio again, run up and down your stairs. Or post here ...dammit...did it again...then again you saw "today's super short ride" in warm 35-42F weather and all the other wonderful weather over here. Happens a lot this time of year. You have everything you need to still ride a bike. Get rollers and ride the fatty on it. IDk man.
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    The forecast here is highs in the 70s & 80s and clear with lows in the 50s for the next few days.

    Then it's gonna sky dive into the 60s this weekend. BURRRR!!!!

    What was all that talk some months ago about certain Northerners making it down to the South West to escape the misery?

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    Re: Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    I'd rather have snow than rain. Monday's ride was 34f and snowing. Today's ride was 30 and sunny. It's supposed to warm up to 40 tomorrow.

    Sent from my S3 on the way to the trailhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    Just stopping by to give out that useful information. Heyyall, ride your trainer. Minus salted almonds. Well, in your case you seem stressed so almonds might help . Do a HIIT workout. Move you fire patio again, run up and down your stairs. Or post here ...dammit...did it again...then again you saw "today's super short ride" in warm 35-42F weather and all the other wonderful weather over here. Happens a lot this time of year. You have everything you need to still ride a bike. Get rollers and ride the fatty on it. IDk man.
    I thought you were going to bed

    Most of my posting tonight was from the trainer. And, I did climb 20 flights of stairs for exercise...and walked 5 miles today on top of that including 0.5 miles in freezing drizzle just a few minutes ago. No nuts or pumpkins seeds tonight. I did have a scope of ice cream to celebrate my 8 year old's birthday

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    Well, I'll let the ice cream slide if it really was his birthday. LOL. If you have enough energy to post riding a trainer key word trainer then you sure as hell have enough energy to put on some short of wet weather gear and head out. This will prevent posting and focusing on riding which in the end is more important for some, some.... Was going to go to bed but "the a-hole's" I'm living with forgot to feed their dog. Now those MFer's need to lay off the ice cream before they get the beetus. And it's snow where you are right now by radar. So get those lights out 'should be charged' and get the fatty out and go for a ride. Sleep is irrelevant.
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    150' elevation. Vancouver Island. Yesterday.
    WTF?
    I'm supposed to be digging trails up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    Personally, I love crappy weather.. and do not feel for you.

    sorry.
    I'm right there with ya on this one.

    It helps to have activities that you enjoy that are do-able in wet or cold or snow.

    Inclement weather helps keep the riff raff home on their couches - just how I like it.

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    Rain, rain, and more rain here is predicted. It has been in the lower 60s lately and I've been loving it. Too bad the warm weather brings in strong storms this time of the year. I need to clear the trees out of the trails again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampboy62 View Post
    football helps keep the riff raff home on their couches - just how i like it.
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    I love hearing people tell stories about getting at it in the bad weather. Just so people don't think I'm a wuss, here is a ride I did in mid spring. The sad thing is that this wasn't really much worse than many of the days we had all winter.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YaZEIba8WY4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    I can't wait to get some snow riding in this winter. In the interim, we are enjoying a brief warm up here in NYS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandaroo View Post
    That is what you call spring? It sorta looked like fun! Sometimes snow provides just enough of a buffer through the chunk to make seemingly unrideable sections rideable, as long as you get first tracks.
    Bad weather is relative. That was a typical day last spring and, yes, it was fun. The crap falling last night wasn't. Low clouds (very dark), icy rain mix, high winds. While I ride religiously and the weather rarely slows life in MN down, last night was a perfect night to unwind on the trainer.

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    Well I went out on two wheels after work and badly misjudged the shorter daylight now that we've set our clocks back. let's just say I got home after dark with NO LIGHTS!

    Time to keep the damned lights mounted for a few months...

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    ^ yup Hawg... It gets dark too early now. I tried bleeding my brakes tonight using daylight alone.. Had to move it all inside the garage at about 5:40...and did not finish out of frustration.. It got cold, dark and "leaky" (because of my lack of attention). I didn't pee myself or anything.... Just neglected to properly tighten a certain screw/bolt that holds the brake fluid in the caliper.
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    I just got back from riding. It sure is nice to ride with a bright light -- I was able to use my amber sunglasses to keep my eyes from drying out in the cold

    Speaking of cold, this is the temperature profile of the ride.

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    I started nice and toasty in my kitchen and found my way into 29-30F temps for the duration of the ride. Nice (really, no wind or rain)

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    I'm hearing ya heyyall, the weather is really crappy down under at the moment too.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    ^ the irony here is that only my cheeks were uncovered while I was riding and down under the only thing covered on her is her cheeks.
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    Observed at the top of Logan Canyon just east of Logan, UT on Monday morning. It warmed up to 25 degrees once I rolled into town, where I had to get outside to unstrap the load of steel I had on my trailer.




    Now I'm sitting in Las Vegas. Sunny and 66 degrees, but no bike

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    23k hours is nice! 13f not so nice
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    ^It's getting close to time for new bearings and turbos (I have a late model CAT with two turbos. Ugh)

    I've seen anything from -21 degrees to 120 degrees on my truck's thermometer (sorry, no pic of -21)


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    Katz, you're "check engine" light was on in that photo!

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    Not to worry, that's actually a cooling fan light. Big trucks use air pressure to engage the fan, and the light comes on when the the fan starts spinning.

    The fan was working overtime for sure. I took the pic in Yucca, AZ in July a couple of years ago. It was dry heat, but still brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Not to worry, that's actually a cooling fan light. Big trucks use air pressure to engage the fan, and the light comes on when the the fan starts spinning.

    The fan was working overtime for sure. I took the pic in Yucca, AZ in July a couple of years ago. It was dry heat, but still brutal.
    Since you're scooting all over the Heartland, you've gotta have a CB radio "handle". What is it?

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    ^Kamikaze, based on my Japanese heritage.

    Just kidding I have a cheapie CB with somewhat limited range, so I just use it to let other drivers know the locations of wrecks/lane closures/etc, or get info myself from others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    ^Kamikaze, based on my Japanese heritage.

    Just kidding I have a cheapie CB with somewhat limited range, so I just use it to let other drivers know the locations of wrecks/lane closures/etc, or get info myself from others.
    Cool, and your handle is:

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    Seriously, I don't have a handle. Maybe I'll start calling myself "Empty Beer" representing MTBR. Or perhaps the collective brainpower of OC can come up with something creative for me

    Other than drivers who actively participate in CB conversations, most truckers don't seem to have CB handles these days. Many of us simply present ourselves or refer to others by the company name, type of trailer (flatbed = skateboard, car hauler = parking lot, moving van = bedbugger, etc), and so forth.

    These days, CB culture isn't like what you saw in Convoy, Smokey and the Bandit, and Breaker, Breaker. Probably because everyone has a cellphone these days.

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    It was 75 here in Vegas today! Riding in the morning and afternoon in just a tshirt and working up a sweat. It's been nice and brisk riding the past couple of weeks, but there was a little heat today... weird. But nice. I'll take it. Actually, I don't care. I'll ride in anything. We have to fish in anything, so we should be able to ride in anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Seriously, I don't have a handle. Maybe I'll start calling myself "Empty Beer" representing MTBR. Or perhaps the collective brainpower of OC can come up with something creative for me

    Other than drivers who actively participate in CB conversations, most truckers don't seem to have CB handles these days. Many of us simply present ourselves or refer to others by the company name, type of trailer (flatbed = skateboard, car hauler = parking lot, moving van = bedbugger, etc), and so forth.

    These days, CB culture isn't like what you saw in Convoy, Smokey and the Bandit, and Breaker, Breaker. Probably because everyone has a cellphone these days.
    That's so sad Katz. What happened to brotherly comradery???

    "Empty beer" is perfect, go with that. Since it's catchy you may in fact restart the trend of trucker handles. That would be HUGE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    It was 75 here in Vegas today! Riding in the morning and afternoon in just a tshirt and working up a sweat. It's been nice and brisk riding the past couple of weeks, but there was a little heat today... weird. But nice. I'll take it. Actually, I don't care. I'll ride in anything. We have to fish in anything, so we should be able to ride in anything.
    Winters are freezing ass there, aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    That's so sad Katz. What happened to brotherly comradery???

    "Empty beer" is perfect, go with that. Since it's catchy you may in fact restart the trend of trucker handles. That would be HUGE!
    OK then, Empty beer it is LOL.

    There's still some of comradery left, like letting others know where bears are hiding, but that's about as far as most drivers do.

    Part of it is many company drivers are shackled by strict company policies. Some companies don't even allow drivers to have CBs, and even prohibit helping others to backup at a truck stop (for liability reasons).

    Also the new HOS (hours of service) that took effect in '05-ish(?) doesn't help. You can drive 11 hours a day, but you have to finish all your driving within 14 hours once your clock starts for the day. Getting loaded or unloaded takes an hour or two, you barely have time to eat at a sit-down restaurant midday when you're doing a long haul. I've never driven under the old rule, but I hear it was a lot more flexible.

    And lastly, it is cultural decay, just like in any other aspect of life we see these days. Everyone has an excuse not to stop and help broke-down truckers and motorists. Some legit reason (fear of getting mugged), some no so legit (time and money). I'm guilty of that myself. Being a flatbedder, I've helped other drivers securing and tarping their freights countless times, but I seldom stop in the middle of highway to help someone.

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    Apology for derailing the thread. Now back to talking about crappy weather and stuff.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Ah, that is a nice way to wrap up the day.

    We are camping in tents this weekend. Lows are to be in the mid 20s with a slight chance of rain during the day. I have faith it will be a great weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Ah, that is a nice way to wrap up the day.

    We are camping in tents this weekend. Lows are to be in the mid 20s with a slight chance of rain during the day. I have faith it will be a great weekend.
    Does the wife require a portable electric heater inside the tent which requires a generator which requires a trip to the fuel pump to fill it up which requires getting into your brand new P/U and using some fuel to go get some more before you leave to drive even farther which uses even more fuel which means an expensive fill up at the gas station which leads to an expensive gasoline bill that month which means you gotta keep on working to pay that bill and fund ObamaCare?

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    Went from 68 to 28 degrees since the last time I posted here. Gotta love weather this time of year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Ah, that is a nice way to wrap up the day.

    We are camping in tents this weekend. Lows are to be in the mid 20s with a slight chance of rain during the day. I have faith it will be a great weekend.
    And I was reminding my wife to bring warm clothes and extra blankets for camping this weekend because it is supposed to dip down to 49 at night where we are going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Ah, that is a nice way to wrap up the day.

    We are camping in tents this weekend. Lows are to be in the mid 20s with a slight chance of rain during the day. I have faith it will be a great weekend.
    My 12 year old son's Boy Scout troop will be camping out this weekend. They tent once a month, year round (we're in northeast Ohio). Temps Saturday night will likely be below freezing. Those boys are tough!!

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    My camping is a boy scout outing. We are pretty tough too. But, we camp in rustic cabins Jan - Feb because the weather is a bit too unpredictable.

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    One of the joys of winter wonderland is snowblowing. I've been spotted running the snow blower across parts of the yard to relocate snow back on the sledding hill. I thought I had a reasonably sized snow blower until I saw this puppy on the internet. This thing would make Tim the Tool man Taylor proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    One of the joys of winter wonderland is snowblowing. I've been spotted running the snow blower across parts of the yard to relocate snow back on the sledding hill. I thought I had a reasonably sized snow blower until I saw this puppy on the internet. This thing would make Tim the Tool man Taylor proud

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    Hey(yall), did you know that there is some really nice , I mean really nice scenery near the bottom of the page on your link?

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    84* here today .... I'm out for a few miles soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Hey(yall), did you know that there is some really nice , I mean really nice scenery near the bottom of the page on your link?
    I just looked at the train pictures. I promise.

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    Heyyall's screw the weather thread

    Third snow of the winter.


    I'm beginning to think this might be a long winter. Perfect for fat biking and skiing
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