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    When is it going to STOP

    Last winter was bad, this winter bad, where is that warming? October to April it seems my bikes sit in the garage. I use to get one January ride, not for the last few years. I tried of winter, and Michigan has not had the worst of this winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miairhead View Post
    Last winter was bad, this winter bad, where is that warming? October to April it seems my bikes sit in the garage. I use to get one January ride, not for the last few years. I tried of winter, and Michigan has not had the worst of this winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    No bugs. Just keep telling yourself.........NO BUGS
    We've had a few flies out and about, and some Grizzlies have been sighted too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miairhead View Post
    Last winter was bad, this winter bad, where is that warming? October to April it seems my bikes sit in the garage. I use to get one January ride, not for the last few years. I tried of winter, and Michigan has not had the worst of this winter.
    Unfortunately, 'global warming' means a disruption in normal weather patterns - not an across-the-board boost in temps. Bummer.

    Here is Wisconsin, we haven't exactly had record snowfalls, but the temps are frequently in single digits and not always on the positive side of the thermometer.

    Spring cannot come soon enough.
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    My consolation for enduring seemingly endless winter is the joy and satisfaction when I can finally get the bike out and ride. I think it increases the pleasure of riding after being forced to suffer PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) for a few months. In the meantime, I pass the time reading the forum, motorcycle magazines and talking with fellow riders. It's not the same thing as riding, but at least talking to other sufferers helps make it a little more bearable.

    See you on the roads in a few weeks. (I like to be optimistic sometimes.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterK75 View Post
    My consolation for enduring seemingly endless winter is the joy and satisfaction when I can finally get the bike out and ride. I think it increases the pleasure of riding after being forced to suffer PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) for a few months. In the meantime, I pass the time reading the forum, motorcycle magazines and talking with fellow riders. It's not the same thing as riding, but at least talking to other sufferers helps make it a little more bearable.

    See you on the roads in a few weeks. (I like to be optimistic sometimes.)
    Amen to that. As folks say here, if you can't stand the winters, you don't deserve the summers. Sure feels great when summer finally arrives.

    Maine - sure is cold, but at least it's a damp cold...

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    Quote Originally Posted by miairhead View Post
    Last winter was bad, this winter bad, where is that warming?
    It's out here in California. I wish you could send us some of that wet stuff. But, as Greenwald indicated, Global Warming does not mean it will be warmer everywhere. I remember looking it up about 15 years ago, and Global Warming referred to the average temperature of the oceans. Of course, my memory could be off, but that's what I remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    We've had a few flies out and about, and some Grizzlies have been sighted too.
    I'm talking about us folks in the US. You softies, in the balmy retirement states.....just go on doing whatever it is you do around the shuffleboard area. And for heaven-sakes, pull up your shorts.

    Now, if you'll excuse us.......we have snow to shovel and cold weather to moan about.
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    I think the new PC word for global warming is climate change.
    It's forecast to be 20 in the morning. My heated devices lists starts and stops with grips. I was cold this morning in the 30's tomorrow will be difficult. I'm applying A LOT of what Roger Wiles wrote about in this month's MOTOSAFE to each ride.
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    Last Winter was a bit long but excellent.
    This Winter has been AWESOME, loads of snow and 30 below.

    Lovin' it in Ontario!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorradMike View Post
    Last Winter was a bit long but excellent.
    This Winter has been AWESOME, loads of snow and 30 below.

    Lovin' it in Ontario!
    Does a furnace ever shut off at 30 below?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    I'm talking about us folks in the US. You softies, in the balmy retirement states.....just go on doing whatever it is you do around the shuffleboard area. And for heaven-sakes, pull up your shorts.

    Now, if you'll excuse us.......we have snow to shovel and cold weather to moan about.
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    Who knows when it will end.
    Perhaps another ice age is coming in.
    Perhaps your area will be under the glacier again, isn't that the history there? Don't they say the glaciers carved the Great Lakes.
    Maybe you will end up under the glacier.
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    Yup climate change

    In western Oregon February is tracking to be 6 degrees over the record month's average high temp. That is a lot. We are at average precipitation, but about 17% of typical snow pack. Just say'n

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    Here in NE Wisconsin the high temps are running 20-25 degrees below normal. Forecast for tomorrow is that we might see zero for a high, then back down to negative teens for a low (near record lows). Haven't seen a lot of broken water mains this year, unlike last year.
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