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    Winter is over!!!!

    The mercury is bursting out of the thermometers here...finally! We are looking at 70s this weekend. To prepare, it is off with the winter tires and on with the "all" season (aka summer) tires.

    Winter is over!!!!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1366937814.166291.jpg

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    Winter has been over if you don't live in the Minne-snow-ta

    I used to live in Bloomington near that big mall and never had snow tires.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Bout time, I can put away my shorts, and get out my shorter shorts.

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    I drove by that mall a week ago in near blizzard conditions after leaving MSP at 1AM. I passed dozens of cars spun out on 494, and the roads were unplowed all the way south of Zumbrota. My two wheel drive truck and I proceeded the 65 miles back to Rochester safely on very slippery roads. Even if that only happens once a winter, the effort and minimal cost to have winter tires has been worth it to me.

    With my truck, it isn't so much about traction to get started (although my "all seasons" have left me stranded and unable to climb the hill into my neighborhood); it is about being able to turn the truck in the snow and stopping at intersections. But once the roads get warm and rain starts, the winter tires are all but worthless. Hence the need to switch them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Bout time, I can put away my shorts, and get out my shorter shorts.
    I road outside in shorts and a long sleeve shirt today. 47F felt soooooo nice

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    I really hope this isn't a false alarm. Really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I really hope this isn't a false alarm. Really.
    I knocked on wood. We are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    I knocked on wood. We are good.
    I just knocked on some wood out here, too. Hopefully, that diverted some of the moisture that seems to be drawn into your area over to mine.
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    Winter is over!!!!

    It takes a lot of water to keep 10,000 lakes full.

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    Isn't there actually 10,003 lakes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Isn't there actually 10,003 lakes?
    Only during the rainy season.

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    There are 11,842 lakes in Minnesota (10 acres or larger in size).
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Winter is over!!!!

    In case you doubted my declaration that winter was over, today the Christmas lights came down. Winter is over!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    There are 11,842 lakes in Minnesota (10 acres or larger in size).
    Well then...why didn't they call it 'Land of 11,000 lakes' or 'Land of 11.8K lakes'? Eleven's almost as easy to say as ten.


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    Winter is over!!!!

    ^ there are more lakes today from the number of quarries that have filled with water.

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    can somebody PLEASE give me an accurate lake count for the state on Minnesota?
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    There are no venomous snakes in Minnesota.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    ^ there are more lakes today from the number of quarries that have filled with water.
    Interesting. I wondered if the number of lakes had increased since the phrase was coined, but suspected it may not be due to glaciers or beavers .

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    can somebody PLEASE give me an accurate lake count for the state on Minnesota?
    Hawg, it's 11.8k plus everything smaller than 10 acres which extrapolates to a shiatload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    There are no venomous snakes in Minnesota.
    Wrong. We have timber rattlers in the SE corner. Not in Rochester, but in the bluffs along the Mississippi.
    Species profile: Minnesota DNR

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Wrong. We have timber rattlers in the SE corner. Not in Rochester, but in the bluffs along the Mississippi.
    Cool! If I come up there, can we going looking for some? I promised to have you only hold one for 10 seconds. Timbers are also on my reptile bucket list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    can somebody PLEASE give me an accurate lake count for the state on Minnesota?
    No, but if you fished a different lake or pond every day, you would spend over 30 years covering them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Cool! If I come up there, can we going looking for some? I promised to have you only hold one for 10 seconds. Timbers are also on my reptile bucket list.
    Sure. Bring your fishing pole. My previous calculation doesn't take into account the number of trout streams that can be fished. Better allocate 50 or more years to cover all the fishing we have to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    No, but if you fished a different lake or pond every day, you would spend over 30 years covering them all.
    Well, then I know where I'm retiring to. Hook up!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Well, then I know where I'm retiring to. Hook up!!!
    Next summer, we will be taking a 10 day canoe trip on the boundary waters with the scouts. That's some of the best fishing in the world...it just happens to be in the middle of nowhere.

    Boundary waters fishing tips and recommended fishing tackle - Seagull Outfitters

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Wrong. We have timber rattlers in the SE corner. Not in Rochester, but in the bluffs along the Mississippi.
    Species profile: Minnesota DNR
    That doesn't count
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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