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    Winter

    Just put my bike away for the winter. Sad, but at least got a few hundred miles in yesterday.
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    We spent most of the week below freezing, but got some sunshine and temps in the 40's today. It was good enough for a 50 miler!
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    Good for you, Karen! It's always hard to put them away for the winter. Ours will be going on the tenders this week.

    Have a great winter, and we'll see you in the spring!

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    Mine is still in the garage!
    *he said defiantly*

    I just can't bring myself to do it.
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    It's depressing, really. We had our first significant snowfall of the season forecast so I put both bikes in the shop to clear some workspace in the garage. We got a foot of snow, which slid off the roof and blocked the shop doors while I was at work. It being dark and wet with showers when I got home I never noticed the blockage. Then the temps dropped to around zero and the wet snow froze into a solid block of ice blocking the bikes' escape route.

    So it either warms up enough to melt the ice...or I get desperate and attack it with a pickaxe...or I call it quits for the year. Nope, can't do that yet!
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    Seeing as I hadn't seen any deer during the firearms season, I "unloaded" my muzzleloader, cleaned it and put it away yesterday. Today I went for a ride on the Airhead. Felt good, and still didn't see any deer, which, given my history, was a good thing.
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    This is what I saw when my garage door opened last week, Sunday morning, November 24th!!!

    Riding season might be over around my place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICMECHANIC View Post
    Seeing as I hadn't seen any deer during the firearms season, I "unloaded" my muzzleloader, cleaned it and put it away yesterday. Today I went for a ride on the Airhead. Felt good, and still didn't see any deer, which, given my history, was a good thing.
    Wow, I guess things are the same all over, - those deer have been few and far between here in NY this season. It's been a rough year so far, I did the same as you yesterday, got on the bike and enjoyed a great day riding! Funny thing, I didn't see any forest rats while riding either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    It's depressing, really. We had our first significant snowfall of the season forecast so I put both bikes in the shop to clear some workspace in the garage. We got a foot of snow, which slid off the roof and blocked the shop doors while I was at work. It being dark and wet with showers when I got home I never noticed the blockage. Then the temps dropped to around zero and the wet snow froze into a solid block of ice blocking the bikes' escape route.

    So it either warms up enough to melt the ice...or I get desperate and attack it with a pickaxe...or I call it quits for the year. Nope, can't do that yet!
    Forget the pickaxe, go straight to the chainsaw. You will not need any bar oil either.
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    [QUOTE=Paul_F;910557]This is what I saw when my garage door opened last week, Sunday morning, November 24th!!!

    Riding season might be over around my place.


    Wow! At least your snow blower was in the right place.
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    [QUOTE=womanridge;910656]
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    This is what I saw when my garage door opened last week, Sunday morning, November 24th!!!

    Riding season might be over around my place.


    Wow! At least your snow blower was in the right place.
    It was only put there 24 hours earlier. I had feeling that something might be coming (24-28" as it turned out) so I moved it early Saturday morning from the shed to the garage. I think that truckers refer to that as "Just In Time"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    Forget the pickaxe, go straight to the chainsaw. You will not need any bar oil either.
    Great Idea with the chainsaw. I was at Crater Lake when they where opening it in the 70's. In June they still had a large quantity of snow/ice on the ground. They were opening walkways with chainsaws. Cutting into cubes and removing with shovels. It was more like cubes of Ice. We grabbed one for the cooler and it lasted 3plus days.

    Time to go plow my drive.

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    We got about 5 or 6 yesterday.
    Dry powdery snow which is good not too heavy.
    Bikes are on the tenders but always ready to break out if weather permits.
    Yikers up there in London and Stowe.

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    Got a few inches of dry, fluffy stuff here yesterday too. Always kinda sad when I have to put "Annie" on her center-stand next to the wall until roads are ready again. To add insult to injury she had to watch me fire up Darth Vader for the first time of the season and blast some snow into the sky.

    The thing that hurts more than the snow is all of the salt and brine they are laying down. No way I'm taking the C out with all that salt ready to attack.
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    Prior to retirement I usually arose at 4:30 all the time, but primarily in winter so I could check if I needed to blow snow. If so, I would usually do the apron sections of 3 neighbors, and usually just before I stopped to go to work the plow would show up, so I could re-do my driveway. A couple weeks ago I helped one of the neighbors by getting their new-to-them blower running. This morning woke up at 6:30 and was going to do my yard, but they had beat me to it. So I did the other 2 neighbors. Tonight I got home from the shop and noticed the plow had finally been down my street, so I fired up the big blower and cleaned the end of the driveway. But just the idea that the younger neighbor did my yard before they went to work, like I used to do, pleased me.
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