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Weather has smiled on me this year. Only 7 inches of snow so far. Record non snow. We had 78 inches in December last year. 45F today. 45F and sunny tomorrow. I can take a ride to the bike shops today to see how the snowmobile sales are going. They aren't too happy, but I am.
 

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Ya I live in michigan and same here. No snow and warm temps. Love it might even sneak in a little ride today
 

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Upper 40s in Chicago today. I hope to sneak in a ride today, too.
 

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75 and sunny in Phoenix. Rode today, riding tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and................


Don't be hatin'.:D
 

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75 and sunny in Phoenix. Rode today, riding tomorrow, and the next day,
Don't be hatin'.:D
BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D (j/k)

Warmer than usual today but still snow on the ground. Anyways, bikes in the shop having his mods done so could'nt ride even if the weather permitted.
 

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riding here today,already this morning to the flea market.
right now at noon looking at 72 in chasn sc.
going to harbor freight in a minute to window shop:)
 

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Just got back from a 50 mile ride. It was only 38 but the sun was out and the roads were dry. It felt soooooo good to get out and ride again. Calling for cold and snow starting tommorrow so that might be my last ride till spring
 

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A couple of days ago - it was 33C (with humidity) and sunny. But that was in Varadero, Cuba - where I spent a week vacationing over Christmas with my girlfriend. Rode lots.......on the double-decker bus. Saw lots of bikes everywhere (lots of Jawas) and some with strange names. Forgot what it was like to constantly breathe in two-stroke exhaust along the streets. Saw two female police officers in Havana standing beside what looked to be a dressed up Yamaha Virago 250. :)







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Still mid-30s here and I don't have the clothing nor the experience to ride in cold and misty conditions. I'm hoping for a sudden warm up so I can get an hour or so ride in, but it's not looking good. :(
 

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Hi Mike, hows Cuba? Was thinking of going this year but went to Mexico instead and heading back to Cabo end of January. Nice pics you posted. Travelling to Cuba would be worth it just to see the old vehicles. Heard the food sucks the big one though:p
 

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Hi Mike, hows Cuba? Was thinking of going this year but went to Mexico instead and heading back to Cabo end of January. Nice pics you posted. Travelling to Cuba would be worth it just to see the old vehicles. Heard the food sucks the big one though:p
Don't want to hijack the OP's original thread. But Cuba was great! I just wanted the best and the most uncrowded beaches, where I could easily get a beach chair anytime of day. Virtually no beach soliciting. Hot sun. And cheap. And incredibly safe off of the resort as well. And only a 4 hour direct flight away from Thunder Bay, ON. Agree about the food - it was only O.K. Lots of variety, and healthy - but much of it was very bland. But I'm not a big food fanatic anyway. And the people appeared so proud and eager to please and so genunie that I graciously accepted and appreciated the food that was served.

Regarding motorcycles - there were so many - and so many different names. Most were two-strokes. But it was so nice to see so many people riding bikes - to see a culture embrace it so fully as a cheap and practical means of transportation. Motorcycles just aren't accepted the same way here.

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Don't want to hijack the OP's original thread. But Cuba was great! I just wanted the best and the most uncrowded beaches, where I could easily get a beach chair anytime of day. Virtually no beach soliciting. Hot sun. And cheap. And incredibly safe off of the resort as well. And only a 4 hour direct flight away from Thunder Bay, ON. Agree about the food - it was only O.K. Lots of variety, and healthy - but much of it was very bland. But I'm not a big food fanatic anyway. And the people appeared so proud and eager to please and so genunie that I graciously accepted and appreciated the food that was served.

Regarding motorcycles - there were so many - and so many different names. Most were two-strokes. But it was so nice to see so many people riding bikes - to see a culture embrace it so fully as a cheap and practical means of transportation. Motorcycles just aren't accepted the same way here.

Mike

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Thx Mike, I'll PM you in a wee bit. Appreciate your response. I've travelled a bit so am thankful for first hand experience. Cheers;)
 

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85 degrees Fahrenheit (= 29.5 degrees Celsius) in Los Angeles on New Year's Day (January 1st, 2012). Going for a long ride. Happy 2012, my fellow 250 riders !!!
 

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It broke minus 30C here twice last week. Oddly, we were looking at a green (brown) Xmas then we got about 6" of snow on Christmas Eve.

We've got about another 90-100 days of this and then I can think about getting the bikes out again. So I spend my time thinking about the trip I'm gonna make next summer.

It's looking like BC/Alaska in June (about 90% sure of this), if not, I'm gonna do a week long tour of the Appalachians/Smokies. Vermont in August, and somewhere in Tennesee in Sept.

Oh, lets not forget a CBR meet for Ontario riders some time next summer. Most likely Manitoulin Island! It's central to everybody (southern Ontario riders can jump on the Ferry at Tobermory and have a REALLY nice ride up!).

Is it June yet?
 

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Oh, lets not forget a CBR meet for Ontario riders some time next summer. Most likely Manitoulin Island!
-30C!
Manitoulin might be a little too far for me but I might make it to one of the Honda special event days in the Toronto area. My big trip will be camping at the Indy Moto GP in August assuming the manufacturers will be there with ride days.
 

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Fek thats 71C different to here! I did think about moving to Canada, glad I picked Oz now :)
Funny - a friend of mine who lives in the same city as I do was recently on a teaching exchange in Australia. Here is a quote from an e-mail I received from her on August 2, 2010.

"I am busy with teaching, and looking forward to some warmer temperatures! I was on yard duty today and absolutely froze! Hard to believe, isn't it?!? Last summer was Australia's second hottest on record, and this winter has been their coldest and one of the wettest (in SA at least ) on record...what a country of extremes."

If I remember correctly - she also said that the classrooms were not heated, and that the local teachers laughed at her because she wore mittens in the classroom while teaching. She's never had to do that in Canada. Similarly, my girlfriend was in Zambia two summers ago (in August) and "froze" in the mornings for the same reasons. The buildings aren't heated.

Yes - many parts of Canada can get cold in the winter. However, we are prepared for it - and because all buildings are heated - we don't know cold as well as many people think. :)

Mike
 
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