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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by HBN, Nov 3, 2008.
Swweeeettt !!!! My favoritel KTM !!!
Hey, is that PSUcanary's old bike?
Wish I already moved to the valley! Stuck here digging out and paying taxes.
That lamp post is 6" tall we got 23" snow, but the drifts were bigger. Had to shovel my roof
No room in the truck for my bikes.
Hope to see you soon, RR
Where'd you find $4.00 gas?
I thought that's what you were talkin' about.
Nice find. I want one of those too. Or a Super Enduro. Did you happen to drive to New York for that? A guy I know, Xmoto on ADV was sellin' his.
Hang in there RR...
HB and I have had snows like that before ...
We feel for ya....
Thanks. Last winter we had nothing to speak, if you ignore the October 12" storm that knocked out power for a week. Then there was Tropical storm Irene 4 weeks before that and Hurricane Sandy 8 weeks ago.
We had only 21" up to now, before this storm for this season.
Jan 2011 we had 60+" in that month alone. I finally can sleep through the night now when it snows. Since I retired (Jan 2011 had a lot to do with retiring) I don't have to be in a plow truck or at the business end of a shovel or snowblower.
The farmer across the street lost all 3 greenhouses yesterday. He just replaced them after Jan 2011 did the same thing to them.
It would all be OK if we had nice cool summers, but we get the same heat and humidity (sometimes worse humidity) as you get.
And besides, I see pics of you guys riding and it's killing me.
Great pics RR, thanks for sharing! I especially like the one with the snow packed in the truck bed!
Thanks, I think. That was taken after my wife pushed some off with a broom.
Thanks. Nope, it's from MxFritz in Ohio.
I got it from MxFritz in Ohio. I was also thinking about a Super Enduro but wanted a bit less weight.
Great snow pics!
RR, the snow pics are killing me as my Yamaha apex sits in the garage while i ride my bike in February!!
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I was just out getting the mail, and all I can hear is snowmobiles everywhere across the street from me. Lots of farm land there. I'll swap places with you till it melts.
I was gonna look you up last Sept when I was in FR to ride the Skyline and BRP, but time didn't allow.
anybody up for a burger at Jack Brown's massanuthin or Elpaso tonight... here another night and do not feel like cleaning up the kitchen again.
OH MAN how I wish I could meet you for Jack Browns. Damn traffic.
The one on 33 is rockin!
Oh man I wish we could .. HB would love him some Elpaso:dg
I'm making homemade turtles and 100grand bars..
Damn - I would have tried to round up a Cville contingent to come meet you for this if I had seen it earlier. I would have put off house chores to another time. After riding this afternoon I had no motivation to do anything productive and from everyone's comments it sounds like these places need to be on my list to try!
LD - I wish you and HB lived closer.
I will give earlier warning next time. Me and Banshee dont need much prodding to ride to your side of the mountian some time... we are going to try to make movie night some time.
If it makes ya feel any better, this is the second unusually mild low-snow winter in a row for us. The year before ('10-'11) we had a bunch of snow (don't know the figure). The driveway at my garage looked like a tunnel.
Congratulations on your retirement! You're talking about moving south from there to here. Well that's cool; I'm thinking of moving south myself. To the equator would be just about perfect. I can remember lots of long, cold winters. Winters where things would freeze solid and stay that way for quite a while. Winters where we'd get that loose powdery snow that you only get when it's really cold, and sometimes a lot of it. These latest winters aren't representative of this area's average over time. My expectation is that we're gonna get slammed with wicked cold one winter soon to make up for these unusual but welcomed warm winters. That's how the law of averages works and I don't really want to be around for the rebound. And cool summers? It's hotter and more humid on the east side of the mountain, and usually most of the summer is tolerable, but... on average we get a week or two of sweltering weather that is in the high 90s. And last summer, we had about ten days in a row where it broke 100. The day my daughter got married, I saw 102 on the thermometer at the house about mid-morning. I think it was the hottest day of the year. Unbelievably uncomfortable to wear a tux on! So yeah it sure would be nice to get some relief from the extremes we get here. There's a fraction of each year where it's absolutely gorgeous here, some in the spring and some in the fall, but it just doesn't last long enough. You would see some difference between there and here in overall warmness and snow, but it may not be as much as you're hoping for.
Now why that farmer didn't replace his broken roofs with steep ones that the snow would slide down is beyond me. I think if an insurance company is going to cover that kind of damage, they should require a certain minimum pitch. I sure don't want part of my premiums for catastrophe insurance to go toward continually replacing the same things that break over and over again.
Excellent! Longer days with more riding are just around the corner. See you soon!!