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Weather and Transportation - alternate thinking?

twas_brillig

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I was in downtown rush hour this morning and saw the usual collection of dedicated cyclists (one on a skinny tired road bike vs the usual mountain bikes) plus a guy on a motorcycle with a side car.

Fine, except this is Calgary; temperature was -27C (about-16F)according to the read-out on the car; last night, Edmonton's airport (about a 2.5 hour drive north) managed the coldest point in Canada at -46.1C (about -51F). Wind chill was worse. I went to University in Edmonton in the 60s and temperatures in this range weren't unusual back then, but the motorcycle sure would've been.

Our bug-eye was our only car for a couple of years, back when we were younger. Put a battery the same size as the engine in it and tried to be gentle scraping the frost off the side-curtains (we kept the top up, but didn't take a chance scraping the back window).

At least we didn't have to worry about the humidex back when I used to run year-round!

Doug (Boston Marathon 1997)
 

RickB

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Well I've ran warm water on the back (plastic) window more than once... but I get where you''re coming from.
 

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That blows my mind. We recently had a stint of wet weather in the 30sF for a few days. I thought I was going to die. I am such a wienie.
 
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Morris said:
That blows my mind. We recently had a stint of wet weather in the 30sF for a few days. I thought I was going to die. I am such a wienie.

+1

dem yankees nose what dey doin' tho'. Keepin' tha 'eycee on dat long so its gets too col' fer us surthren folks. 'Effin' it wazn't fer that, I'dn be up thar ryt now. U boyz outin awstin hav' sum right fin' wether !!!
 
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You southern guys...

bunch o weenies :jester:

nun of ya would survive two days in Vermont..
 
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SilentUnicorn said:
You southern guys...

bunch o weenies :jester:

nun of ya would survive two days in Vermont..

+1 !!!!

if'un yew wantna try awn sum servivil, c'mon down her' durrin' Awgust wenits niny8 dergreez anna hundrid and ten percint humidity.

yew can watch yer hyd pop an' sizle.
 

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Had my wife and I pulled off our move to be closer to where we work, we were considering getting a 2wd Ural sidecar rig for year-round commuting. We figured we could become the new town crazies (like all mountain towns, Park City has a few), all dressed up in full winter gear on the bike in the snow in well-below-freezing weather.

It's still in the plans if we ever do make the move. I think being the new town nutter would be sorta fun, really.
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]if'un yew wantna try awn sum servivil, c'mon down her' durrin' Awgust wenits niny8 dergreez anna hundrid and ten percint humidity.[/QUOTE]

At 98 I am reaching for a long sleeve shirt. It didn't get that cold at night last summer.
 

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SilentUnicorn said:
You southern guys...

bunch o weenies :jester:

nun of ya would survive two days in Vermont..

Them suthern guys couldn't even find Vermont :jester:
 

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kellysguy said:
SilentUnicorn said:
You southern guys...

bunch o weenies :jester:

nun of ya would survive two days in Vermont..

+1 !!!!

if'un yew wantna try awn sum servivil, c'mon down her' durrin' Awgust wenits niny8 dergreez anna hundrid and ten percint humidity.

yew can watch yer hyd pop an' sizle.

Been there done that - and if I had to choose, I'd rather be being there doing that. Still prefer air conditioning to air conditioning all summer to heat to heat all winter. Besides you don't have to shovel rain or sunshine.
 
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JPSmit said:
... Besides you don't have to shovel rain or sunshine.

Good Point!

How about this... Y'all can complain about the temp when you get below the temp at this ~ZIP CODE~
 
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JPSmit said:
SilentUnicorn said:
You southern guys...

bunch o weenies :jester:

nun of ya would survive two days in Vermont..

Them suthern guys couldn't even find Vermont :jester:

shore du !!!

jus' heyd str8 up, hit dem canooks and tern ryte !!!!

I don't know how you guys do it. Kelly and I were talking about it the other night. I couldn't handle shoveling what I just shoveled that morning...AGAIN!

I aint even raked my lawn yet this years.
(then again, I have a 4 acre lawn.)

Y'all got allot diff'r'nt het in Awstin. eye'd dun ben thar tree tymes before an' thot it waz hevin !!!

Sup'ps'd to muv thar, but it aint ev'r fell ryte.

Supposin' that's gud, as eye'd aint nevir met my wyf no how.

eye cayn awlwaz muv to Awstin.
 

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I was just chasing a Triumph TR7 to use a winter beater.....missed it though.
 

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SilentUnicorn said:
JPSmit said:
... Besides you don't have to shovel rain or sunshine.

Good Point!

How about this... Y'all can complain about the temp when you get below the temp at this ~ZIP CODE~

OK trumps me

Toronto AP (S) 43° 41' N 79° 38' W
 

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Drew,

We had a couple who I was VERY fortunate to meet,in
the Lotus group (Seattle,Wa.,& Vancouver,BC),who had a
Lotus Super 7,who drove in the rain,with ponchos on,smiling
when they got to their destination.
I thought "this is what it's all about".Unfortunaly,Dave
died a few years later,but Alice still has the car.

- Doug
 

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JPSmit said:
SilentUnicorn said:
You southern guys...

bunch o weenies :jester:

nun of ya would survive two days in Vermont..

Them suthern guys couldn't even find Vermont :jester:

I found it once. Spent a few days in Burlington, in The Burlington Hotel. Steam "heat". feh.

Dinner at "P.T.McGuire's".

Quaint.

...I'll keep my current address.
 
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