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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2015, 06:02:57 am »
  • Prepare snowblower - make sure it works and pump up the tires
  • Prepare grandson
  • Tell daughter to park parallel to the truck with enough room for the snowblower to drive through
  • Park vehicles nose to tail with the truck so that I can clean the driveway off tomorrow morning
  • Find snow shovels
  • Wish I had bought that extra salt and snow removal brush
  • Get winter clothes out of closet in preparation for the event
That was plan A.  Plan B is:

  • Oh  :censored: :yikes: , that's more snow than I've ever seen.  Do nothing but look at it.
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2015, 06:41:26 am »
We get that all the time up here: 12" to a foot.

Just got dumped on yesterday and supposed to be another 3" coming tomorrow for dessert. Temps. last night were -6F, and below zero when I got up this am at 7:00. This is turning out to be a hard (Easy Boys!) winter, colder than most with more snowfall. Boston got more than 6 feet of snow in 30 days, which is a new all- time record.

I was kind of waiting for the wind to die down a bit before I started to blow out the driveway / backyard but apparently that's not going to happen. :-(  I hate snowblowing when it is windy outside....

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Snow coming here.  Could be up to a foot.  Putting snow plan A into effect.
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2015, 06:47:58 am »
  • Prepare snowblower - make sure it works and pump up the tires
  • Prepare grandson
  • Tell daughter to park parallel to the truck with enough room for the snowblower to drive through
  • Park vehicles nose to tail with the truck so that I can clean the driveway off tomorrow morning
  • Find snow shovels
  • Wish I had bought that extra salt and snow removal brush
  • Get winter clothes out of closet in preparation for the event
That was plan A.  Plan B is:

  • Oh  :censored: :yikes: , that's more snow than I've ever seen.  Do nothing but look at it.

What about stocking up on those all important adult beverages?
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2015, 06:50:36 am »
We get that all the time up here: 12" to a foot.

Just got dumped on yesterday and supposed to be another 3" coming tomorrow for dessert. Temps. last night were -6F, and below zero when I got up this am at 7:00. This is turning out to be a hard (Easy Boys!) winter, colder than most with more snowfall. Boston got more than 6 feet of snow in 30 days, which is a new all- time record.

I was kind of waiting for the wind to die down a bit before I started to blow out the driveway / backyard but apparently that's not going to happen. :-(  I hate snowblowing when it is windy outside....

Brian



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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2015, 08:49:20 am »
What about stocking up on those all important adult beverages?

Pretty much stocked, C.  That would be the least of my worries.
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2015, 09:05:22 am »

That whole "Global Warming"  thing must not apply to the entire planet.  Except in the summer.

I suppose "Daylight Saving"  thing is the Government's way of combating "Global Darkening" .   
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2015, 10:43:19 am »
Living in Indiana is killing me, literally.  It is making a bunch of cardiologists wealthy.
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2015, 10:50:09 am »
I worked Sunday and it never got above 3F, I stopped wearing a coat as its a pain at work, it wasn't bad as long as the wind was down, and yesterday at 13F and sun, it was downright warm!
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2015, 12:31:07 pm »
I worked Sunday and it never got above 3F, I stopped wearing a coat as its a pain at work, it wasn't bad as long as the wind was down, and yesterday at 13F and sun, it was downright warm!

Amazing we can joke about temps of anything ABOVE zero being "Nice" isn't it Dave?
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2015, 01:41:52 pm »
Yeah rich, I'm not kidding about walking around in the sun in short sleeves in 13F yesterday. A fire when its below freezing takes planning to fight, a fire when its below zero is dangerous. Being the pump operator, I don't go inside anymore, so initially I run around outside and then stand, sometimes for a few hours next to the truck. The guys inside have their own special problems. Anybody who works outside when its this cold knows what I mean, its planning. I still like my job though.
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2015, 04:37:27 am »
Sounds like the guys up north are suffering from "PMS", or Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.  AKA Non-Motion sickness.
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2015, 05:20:41 am »
My wife and I just for back after renting a cabin up in Hazelhurst, Wisconsin (The North Woods) over the last 5 days for some serious snowmobiling fun.

The cabin was beautiful and located right in the middle of some of the best snowmobile trails around. We were having a fantastic time, just the two of us, till her sled ate it's cooling fan belt and overheated out in the middle of nowhere, right next to a frozen waterfall (it was 8f below at the time).   :o

I ended up having to tow her sled to the nearest 'main road' (thank goodness for my handheld GPS) and leave it there while we rode two up on my sled back to the cabin to pick up the truck and trailer. As it turns out, even though we were in the middle of snowmobile heaven with tons of snowmobile shops around, no one had the belt that I needed and even a belt that was close to the OEM wouldn't work (our sleds are a bit old but ran great till then).   >:(

We still made the best of it and rode two up on my sled for the rest of the time.   :)

What a beautiful area!!!!
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2015, 05:53:37 am »
Sounds like fun except for the cold and the snow and the breakdown.
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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2015, 06:16:18 am »
There is a solution, buy a KTM. When I was on way from FL to ride Moab/Death Valley/Sonora to ride, I heard it was snowing in the Rockies and detoured up there to see snow.  The folks asked me to stay and ride as it began to snow hard.

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So I asked "ride in the snow, how the hell i do that"

They took me to the local stealership and showed me a simple accessory they use 

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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2015, 06:38:37 am »
Sounds like fun except for the cold and the snow and the breakdown.

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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2015, 11:26:17 am »
There is a solution, buy a KTM. When I was on way from FL to ride Moab/Death Valley/Sonora to ride, I heard it was snowing in the Rockies and detoured up there to see snow.  The folks asked me to stay and ride as it began to snow hard.

My KTM


So I asked "ride in the snow, how the hell i do that"

They took me to the local stealership and showed me a simple accessory they use 




The right tool for the job is not a KTM, unless they're making snowmobiles now?    :)

Snowmobiles are the only vehicles allowed on the trails.

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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2015, 12:45:15 pm »
^^^^i dunno, they use this stuff somewhere up there.  I just saw it i didn;t ride.  Also they showed me studded motorcycle snow tires they said they use to race motorcycles on ice.

I'm a FL boy, I do the sand tires in FL, when I'm out west on my KTM i run a trials tire in the back for the extreme rocks

i liked living on the edge....   (of all the cliffs), I was glad to be away from the snow!!  ;D





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Re: Winter stir crazy
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2015, 01:14:39 pm »
Also they showed me studded motorcycle snow tires they said they use to race motorcycles on ice.

I have a buddy that has raced on Pikes Peak in the snow in the winter by using screws in his tires. He was on a KTM BTW  ;) I think its nuts but would love to watch.