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« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2015, 07:02:27 am »
22 in Austin this morning. Balmy compared to what we had in CO last week but feels so cold here I actually drove the cage to work this morning. Probably a good thing since they are predicting freezing rain starting tonight and if it came in early while I was still at work it could strand me if I was on the connie.

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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2015, 10:16:12 am »
3 below zero as I type this at work today, as I work outside I need to plan my day if anything happens. Its not bad really if you know how to deal with it. So for anybody here who works outside, stay warm and be safe brothers and sisters.  ;)
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« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2015, 10:21:46 am »
According to my weather station right at this moment it's 10f below zero with a wind chill of 30f below.   :o
We started out at 5 this morn, it dropped to zero...
The sun came up, now were back up to 5 again...the snow is really crunchy...squeeky..
Looks like well be at zero again tomorry at sunup.

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« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2015, 10:29:44 am »
I turn off the local weather idiots because they are idiots. When was the last time, if ever, a child suffered or was killed by wind chill temps solely from walking to or from school? Think we would have heard about it? And what do all the kids do when school is closed due to wind chill temps? They spend the day outside sledding, skiing and having a blast. Well, I guess I can understand why they close schools when I look at the idiots they have for parents who wear tennis shoes and light coats with no hats or gloves on below zero days.
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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2015, 03:41:31 pm »
I turn off the local weather idiots because they are idiots. When was the last time, if ever, a child suffered or was killed by wind chill temps solely from walking to or from school? Think we would have heard about it? And what do all the kids do when school is closed due to wind chill temps? They spend the day outside sledding, skiing and having a blast. Well, I guess I can understand why they close schools when I look at the idiots they have for parents who wear tennis shoes and light coats with no hats or gloves on below zero days.

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Last night, I made the mistake of eating the last 4 chocolate covered raspberries that Momma was hoarding, she went ballistic on me... soooo, seeing as I had already had a glass of Bourbon, I donned my cold weather gear, and walked down the road to the Convenient Food Mart, to get her some chocolate... because I'm such a nice guy..(lie, I just got tired of the screaming..)
It's about 1/4 mile, I do it all the time, but it was single digits... and blowing gusts 20+ mph.
While I was checking out, a kid comes bopping in there, sneakers, no socks, basketball shorts, and a tank top..his car was out front running, of course... I looked at him and thought to myself just what would he do if he slid off into a ditch out here, and had to walk for help. The girl at the counter knew exactly what was going thru my mind while I stood there shaking my head and putting on my gloves.. I was really tempted to shut his car off, lock the doors, and toss his keys into the snowdrift..

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« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2015, 04:28:28 pm »
I'm allowed to be mad at these idiots because when they do get into trouble, its me that has to endanger his life to save these morons. Sometimes we don't get there in time, like this past weekend.
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« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2015, 04:30:44 pm »
Some lessons learn easy.
Some lessons learn hard.
And some lessons are never learned.

We are guilty of it here, going out not really dressed for the weather, because it does not usually get bitterly cold here and there are no large, open areas away from some kind of decent environment inside. I did know a guy who worked in northern Alaska for several years and it really does take a different method to live in those harsh environments. I can run out to my garage in the middle of winter in shirtsleeves because it is never cold enough to debilitate. When it is -20, -30F or colder, a person just cannot go outside unprepared because even a simple slip and fall could result in.... well, death. I remember that gentleman telling me that in AK, in the winter, a person simply cannot go outside with any exposed skin, not even to a different building nearby, because skin freezes so fast.

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.. I was really tempted to shut his car off, lock the doors, and toss his keys into the snowdrift..
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« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2015, 04:53:03 pm »
We had a lady drive into a bank today, literally, drove it into the side wall of the bank. I was outside for about 1/2 hour, my forehead and cheeks were numb and I was getting a headache from the wind. I go into the bank, she's wearing tennis shoes, light coat, no hat, no gloves. I watch the people driving up to go into the bank all dressed the same. I'm cold, and I got all my gear on. She was ok, I asked her where she was going and why she was dressed the way she was, she just shrugged, as if saying, "who would have thought I'd drive into the bank today"? I wasn't going to ask her what if it was after hours and she was going through the ATM and this happened? No cell phone. I get back to the firehouse, look up the temp, 3 below zero current temp. What are you going to do? You can't fix stupid.
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« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2015, 04:45:38 am »
We had a lady drive into a bank today, literally, drove it into the side wall of the bank. I was outside for about 1/2 hour, my forehead and cheeks were numb and I was getting a headache from the wind. I go into the bank, she's wearing tennis shoes, light coat, no hat, no gloves. I watch the people driving up to go into the bank all dressed the same. I'm cold, and I got all my gear on. She was ok, I asked her where she was going and why she was dressed the way she was, she just shrugged, as if saying, "who would have thought I'd drive into the bank today"? I wasn't going to ask her what if it was after hours and she was going through the ATM and this happened? No cell phone. I get back to the firehouse, look up the temp, 3 below zero current temp. What are you going to do? You can't fix stupid.

Back in the days when I had to work for a living, I did it at a university and I was there for 30 years. One would think that college 'kids' would know how to dress themselves no? No, they don't, not all of them anyways. When momma isn't around to tell them what to wear they have no idea. I don't know how many times I stood in the halls watching the idiots walking into class in light jackets, no gloves, no hats, and no brains, while it was below zero outside. The absolute worse was seeing some moron wearing shorts in that weather. I can say that, for the most part, women are smarter than men in this regard. In all those years I only witnessed a handful of women stupid enough to wear shorts in those conditions. 

On the other hand, I sure do miss seeing those young women in the warm weather. That's the ONLY thing that I miss about working there...    :P
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« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2015, 07:00:33 am »
The problem is not being smart enough to wear appropriate clothing for the weather. The problem is that for a teenager, getting laid is a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 and the next highest priority is maybe a 2. Therefor it is infinitely more important to look cool then the be dressed for weather. The ones that never get over this as they age grow up to ride Harley's.

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« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2015, 07:33:25 am »
. The ones that never get over this as they age grow up to ride Harley's.

I always dressed warm when I rode my Harley  :(
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« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2015, 07:46:53 am »
I always dressed warm when I rode my Harley  :(

Sorry, it was just a dumb joke.

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« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2015, 08:05:59 am »
I always dressed warm when I rode my Harley  :(

Sorry, it was just a dumb joke.

Maybe Deziner was smart enough to wear appropriate clothing for the conditions when he was a teen?
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« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2015, 08:08:19 am »
Dude! I know more than a few Harley riders that are EXACTLY the way you depict them. Leather jacket, chaps, and looking like Billy Badazz. 50 miles later shaking like a dog trying to pass a peach seed. I find my Gerbing jacket and pants to be stylish as hell. And warm too......  :chugbeer:
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« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2015, 08:16:28 am »
I used to ride with a group in Colorado, a couple of FJR's, a Victory and an Ultra Classic. I think the guy on the Ultra Classic was by far the most comfortable with a full suit in the winter.