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    Global Warming?

    I shouldn't complain about winter riding conditions since we have not had it as bad in north eastern Kansas as many (most) parts of the country. But there is a melancholy that comes upon me this time each year - well, aside from post Holiday cheer! - that can most assuredly be traced to frozen precipitation on the pavement. In this part of the country this is invariably followed by thousands of tons of, largely unnecessary, salt and sand, the combination of which makes riding a near impossibility until the advent of a serious liquid downpour! In my mind this begs the simple question:

    Where is Global Warming When We Need It??
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    I agree global warming never comes when you need it. It will come this summer, when like last summer, temperatures were between 102-113F (in the shade) in southern Kansas for weeks on end. Past 100 degrees, I ditch my bikes and travel in an A-C automobile.
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    I rode up to Christmas day this year, next day we got the big snow and salt. Usually put the bikes away late November. Been a week now, starting to show withdrawal symptoms.
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    I guess if I mention it was 78 and sunny for our annual New Year's Day ride, I'll get a lot of hate mail. OK, I won't mention it...or the fact that today was even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwestly View Post
    I guess if I mention it was 78 and sunny for our annual New Year's Day ride, I'll get a lot of hate mail. OK, I won't mention it...or the fact that today was even better.
    OK, the weather was nice. Traffic sucked. And the roads are almost all straight. Some plus. Some minus. But Happy New Year anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    OK, the weather was nice. Traffic sucked, what with all the blue-haired Q-tips behind the wheels, tootling along at 5-10 under the limit. And the roads are almost all straight, with the only thing that looks like a hill being a 300' long bridge over the inter-coastal. Some plus. Some minus. But Happy New Year anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    OK, the weather was nice. Traffic sucked. And the roads are almost all straight. Some plus. Some minus. But Happy New Year anyway.
    Actually, we've got great curves on the back roads, and no traffic. 80+ degree weather for the past few days and forecasted for another week...excuse me, I've got to go ride now.
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