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    Arctic vortex ??

    Hello winter!
    Now, the weatherman is advising us that we will be under an ARCTIC VORTEX.
    I hope the Tundra starts in the morning.".......work awaits.
    For all of you who are affected by this weather system.....STAY WARM
    Happy trails ...rob.

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    Bad ice storm

    Quote Originally Posted by don_ski View Post
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    99% of the trees on our street had damage!

    Don't know how to flip image!!!
    Feel bad for you guys....What a mess.
    Friends and some of my family were caught up in it. They also live in the GTA.
    Hope you made out O K
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basketcase View Post
    It's always interesting to me to read these winter time discussions. In 1988 or 89 I facilitated a workshop at Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin and the day I arrived it snowed 18." I nearly iced over every time I looked out of a window.

    365 days in a year, and down here we get maybe 30 days a year when it's too cold or otherwise wet and miserable to ride. Other than that, the hardy can ride year around.

    Not that I would rub it in...
    Did you ride today???
    I used to post here, but now I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICMECHANIC View Post
    Makes me glad I was never a lineman, although I have been up in bucket trucks.
    Didn't work in snow much, maybe 8 times I can recall...Ice storms are brutal just about anywhere...people are obviously stressed w/out power, but those linecrews earn their money w/little fanfare. Did I mention I am glad I am retired from all of that.

    I was in Dallas a day after this game...wasn't for the football! We left Houston in a convoy up I-45 and a 5 hour trip took at least 12 due to the ice...I was a line helper then and froze my young tail off! The mechanic they sent with us looked like a huge Green Bay lineman (the other kind)...short sleeve shirt,beard and attitude... still makes me laugh and shiver thinking about watching him chain our trucks. My sister and husband were there for the game and were not happy with Joe Montana or the weather as they tried to leave Big D.

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    Stay Warm folks
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTSI View Post
    Hello winter!
    ARCTIC VORTEX.
    Already the most overused set of words of 2014
    Every station local and national is Vortex-ing
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    -14 deg F this morning and warmed up to -4.
    It could be worse, I checked the weather in NE North Dakota where I was working this year and see they have temps -25 to -30.
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    Every storm is a vortex, isn't it?
    Counterclockwise rotation, that's right.
    See, they would sound silly if they said, "it be spinnin'!!!"

    No records set but serious cold.
    Should see the end of it today as temps head positive.
    They are talking about rain on Saturday?

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    ^^^^^ ^^^^
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    That's great!
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    Winter - sminter... dang the polar vortex where ever it is from...
    the windchill advisory in my part of fly over land has expired. Sunshine and blue sky. I have the afternoon off. Time to fire up the bike and go to the beach.

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Didn't work in snow much, maybe 8 times I can recall...Ice storms are brutal just about anywhere...people are obviously stressed w/out power, but those linecrews earn their money w/little fanfare. Did I mention I am glad I am retired from all of that.
    I recall a Christmas Eve in Fairbanks. It was -35 degrees when at midnight the power was lost. Turns out a drunk driver had hit a pole. Power was restored at about 8 AM Christmas Day. I often wondered how it felt to be part of the crew that got that call to trundle out on Christmas Eve in those temperatures to fix the damage.... but do it they did. Fortunately for us we had a wood stove in our home and the house stayed above 60 degrees.
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    Just into the newsroom, the Polar Vortex has now replaced Global Warming on a close vote from the amalgamated States of the Middle of The Country. This was mainly done to appease Polar Vortex who was feeling really slighted as it was receiving no press and was close to filing suite. Polar Vortex has agreed in part that "it really doesn't make sense" to push the envelope and demand full recognition of the 12 months of bitter cold in the middle of the country so, in arbitration, it has been decided that it (Polar Vortex) may take up residence in the Middle of the Country on a temporary basis. Negotiations between Canada and the Middle of the Country have broken down as it has been determined that it was a breech by our neighbors to the north that let Polar Vortex drop through the gate and realize the expanse that was "wide open" to be frozen solid.
    A call to Global Warming has not been returned and it is rumored that as Global Warming has had to retreat to the Bahamas, the sun-spot cycle has been disrupted cell service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sibud View Post
    Did you ride today???
    LOL.As a matter of fact, no. But not riding was not because of the cold.

    Lacking inherited money to live off of, my best financial asset is my ability to work. And as soon as the wet part passed (meaning no ice) and all we had was cold, it was back to work!

    Otherwise, I would have suited up and ridden just to say I had done it.
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    Fourteen degrees never felt so warm.
    No wind.
    NO WIND!

    Muhahahahaha

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