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    Spring is coming.

    I now know that spring is on the way. No, the local Dairy Queen is not open. No, I have not seen the first Robin yet. What I did see was the first skunk of the year flattened out on the highway. Don't know what it is like where you live but here in NE Ohio when the skunks come out spring is sure to follow. Now if only the ice in the drive would melt so I could get the bike out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffd View Post
    I now know that spring is on the way. No, the local Dairy Queen is not open. No, I have not seen the first Robin yet. What I did see was the first skunk of the year flattened out on the highway. Don't know what it is like where you live but here in NE Ohio when the skunks come out spring is sure to follow. Now if only the ice in the drive would melt so I could get the bike out.
    Here in Mighty MO, the skunks are out all winter. We have the chance to embrace the perfumed aroma of PePe Le Pu all year. Lucky us.

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    Funny you should mention the skunk. We woke up this morning to the smell of one. I don't know how they can get around in the nearly 8 feet of snow we have, although it has settled and compacted some. Is Mr or Mrs Skunk getting around in tunnels? Do they wear little skunky snowshoes? How do they know that spring is coming? And is it really?

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    No Spring

    I don't think there has been spring for the last couple of years. Winter to Summer, spring does not seem to arrive. That stupid rodent lies and says spring on it's way but NOOOOOO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffd View Post
    I now know that spring is on the way. No, the local Dairy Queen is not open. No, I have not seen the first Robin yet. What I did see was the first skunk of the year flattened out on the highway. Don't know what it is like where you live but here in NE Ohio when the skunks come out spring is sure to follow. Now if only the ice in the drive would melt so I could get the bike out.
    Trash eating vermin, dead in the road, is the only remaining sign of hope we have?
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    The cactus in Big Bend National Park are about to burst into blooms.






    But Hi Bice said we have to wait for the mesquite to know there won't be another frost.

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    I'm glad Spring has showed up somewhere.

    In Southern Illinois I think we are just going to go from winter to summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
    I'm glad Spring has showed up somewhere.

    In Southern Illinois I think we are just going to go from winter to summer.
    Last night was ~2" of sleet and ice, so lots of scrapping before dinner and this morning before breakfast. Tonight's forecast is for 2~4" of snow and colder temps for Thursday and Friday.

    Sunny and mid-30's for Saturday and Sunday.....
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    Cool 75 in Pensacola FL today.....

    way above norm......cold front approaching tomorrow....will get down to 35 Thurs night
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    Warmest February on record here in Washington state. Average temp was over 50F. Not a lot of rain either. Past two months I've been able to ride about 700 miles each month. Cherry blossoms and Dogwoods are blooming. Temps are forecasted to be way above 60F in the next few days - more great riding weather. Meanwhile on the East Coast... ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud View Post
    I'm glad Spring has showed up somewhere.

    In Southern Illinois I think we are just going to go from winter to summer.


    I'm worried we are going to go directly from winter to fall. At least the snow piles will still be around.

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    Our dairy queen opened on march 1 ,7 above zero and wow no line to wait in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewmeister View Post
    Our dairy queen opened on march 1 ,7 above zero and wow no line to wait in!
    Ours is still under a heavy blanket of snow.
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    It can't come soon enough



    At some point, you just have to give up and stay home. Familiar scene: people carefully driving on ice @ 35 or 40 mph, then some bozo flies by doing 65 mph with the inevitable results: dumb.

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    One thing is certain...the roads in my area have taken an absolute beating. Between the potholes and the frost heaves...LOTS of frost heaves...spring riding is gonna be a challenge.

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