Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HerrDeacon, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    I'm looking out the window right now and its snowing, almost May and its snowing like a day in February. I can't help but think I jinxed the weather by buying a new bike this year and if this is the case I apologize :oops:. I've done more staring at it in the garage since buying it than actually riding it, really hoping this weather turns around soon or I will have to look at getting some snow tires or see if I can trade it in on a quad. Long range doesn't look too promising either :confused:
  2. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Even though I'm not in Newfoundland, can I blame you for our monumentally crappy spring?

    Snow is finally mostly gone here but there has been a lot of rain and flooding. That is to go with the wind and mostly cool temperatures. Quite a few local roads are closed because of high water so destinations would be limited even if weather was better.

    I have managed maybe 600 km so far but would normally be at 1500 or more by now. Short term outlook isn't great here either. Might manage a 50-100 km run after work tomorrow.

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  3. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Have not even taken a bike out this year. The Big Ruckus has been running errands but as it sits covered in sleet and snow tonight and just saw the salt truck for the second time today I also have to wonder if it is not Herr Deacons fault.
  4. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Here in BC we're still occasionally getting 30 to 50cm in the mountains, 10 to 20cm in the passes, zero temps overnight at lake level and snow forecast in the valleys this weekend.
    So, I've decided to wait until early May to insure the bike and hope for a warm Fall so I can ride thru Oct.
    Can't blame HerrDeacon for the weather out here, but if we have snow when I come home in July I'll know why:eek:
  5. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    We have had a few days of fantastic Spring weather here in Wisconsin.
    It showed up shortly after you purchased your Africa Twin.
    I have been able to accumulate 1,500km on my GS since your big purchase.
    I was giving you credit for the big turn-around, HerrDeacon.

    Alas, they are predicting snow, and a big drop in temperatures, starting today, and through next week.
    It was fun while it lasted! :p
  6. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Active Member

    Ha ha, I'm glad someone benefited from my purchase. Feel free to send along some money for me to buy another bike to help appease your weather gods.

    This weekend's forecast looks like I'll be spending some time in the garage instead of riding. Probably a good time to set the suspension preload so its ready to go if the weather ever improves.
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I don't give a shit, I'm getting a ton of work done on the house. We anticipate getting the last of the new spruce floor down upstairs today, the missus is 95% done the plastering. That's the last two big jobs done!

    Just finished this one this am
    finished this one last Friday
    all that's left is the hall and thresholds
    Jim C-G and HunterSon like this.
  8. dresda

    dresda Member

    We're having an equally shitty spring in eastern Ontario. Woodstove still in daily use. Lots of rain. Cold. Windy. Flooding on the Ottawa and Gatineau rivers.

    We've only been out on the bikes three times this season so far. Didn't get out in March at all and usually we are out after the second weekend.

    We leave for a camping trip (RV, car, dog, bicycles) on Thursday. Bringing the woollies.
  9. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Enjoy the trip and I hope the weather smiles upon you.
  10. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Looks like we may be in for a few decent days at last. 15 C today. 19 or 20 C for Sunday and Monday. Will be nice to consider more than an hour or two on the road.
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I might come visit in the fall when 8 go to the R65 LS 40th anniversary rally in PA.

    And my floors are done! Yay!

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