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    Spring

    Spring tripped north a little early this year. What a feeling to be able to negotiate a mud filled driveway in 50?? sunshine in March. I have never been able to ride in this month, here. It is a gift that likely will not last, but the feeling of being able to hit the redline on Rte 2, after a four month layoff, gives a thrill that riders south of our latitudes do not know.

    Ask why I don't locate to a place more amenable to year rounding and I'll tell you that one of the reasons I live here is because a lot of other people don't.

    John

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    65 degrees here in Virginia at 10:15am, and I am getting ready to ride an hour west to Highland County, which has a population density of six people per square mile - about the lowest density of any county east of the Mississippi.

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    Now that sounds interesting.

    John

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    The West. . .

    Might want to check it out. Eighty with full sun in the high desert of NM today, very, very few people.

    The Frozen Tundra has its' appeal, no doubt. Give me a minute and I'll think of something. . .

    Walking Eagle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Eagle View Post
    Might want to check it out. Eighty with full sun in the high desert of NM today, very, very few people.

    The Frozen Tundra has its' appeal, no doubt. Give me a minute and I'll think of something. . .

    Walking Eagle
    We could re-open this thread in July.
    It's already 80 down there now.
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    Well, Walking Eagle, it's sort of like hitting your head repeatedly: it feels really good when you stop.

    I do have children and a grandchild in MT and riding to see them and back is special. There are magnificent places in this country and I'm imagining that NM has more than it's share.

    John

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    Wonder if they are riding in Caribou????
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    Spring? Heck, it's almost summer around here. "Normal" temp is around 45F but we've been getting 60 - 70 lately. Prediction: 18" of snow in April. (yeah I know, I'm a glass-half-empty kind of guy, but New England weather makes you like that.)

    Spring has sprung,
    The grass has riz.
    I wonder where
    The flowers is.
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    81 here currently and rising to a predicted 84. 45 would be average.

    Perfect for getting chicken strips off of new tires. Check. Awesome for going to college baseball games. Check.

    March is the new May.

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    2 inches of snow on the ground, more falling, 20 miles west of Seattle...30 degree temperature.

    Spring? What's that...?
    Bill Johnston

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    2 inches of snow on the ground, more falling, 20 miles west of Seattle...30 degree temperature.

    Spring? What's that...?
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

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    Thanks Lew, I needed that! Going stir crazy here...must be patient.
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    Amazing

    weather in PA this week. Think I saw a killdeer a couple days ago.
    Spring is [maybe] here!

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    Fronzen Tundra? Well that's all but 1.5 miles west of my house here in Green Bay. But it aint anything close to frozen this spring,....oh wait,....its still "winter" up here. Yeah right, winter in Green Bay and today the temp is hovering at 70 freakin degrees!

    Been riding for over a week already. I should have 500 miles on the season by the time the end of March arrives! Whoo hoo!

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    Saw a flock of Canadian Geese headed north the other day...
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