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MN_Runner


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Joined: Dec 5, 2010
Points: 617

Hello Winter 2013-2014
Original Message   Aug 9, 2013 8:54 pm
We just entered August but the weather feels like we are in the middle of September already in MN. I am not sure what kind of winter we will have but hopefully it will be shorter than 2012-2013 season. I hope I am mowing in November and grilling outside. I am ready as you all are too.
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MN_Runner


Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Joined: Dec 5, 2010
Points: 617

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #12   Sep 4, 2013 6:59 pm
aa335 wrote:
Can that be mitigated with heated seats?  Wait, I think I'm going to apply for a patent  or an IR for that.  :)


Electrically-heated bicycle saddle seat covering, has heating element supplied from battery embedded in plastics foam material DE 10144607 A1 ABSTRACT The seat covering for a bicycle saddle has an electrical heating element, embedded in a plastics foam, material, which is operated from a battery voltage supply, in a similar manner to a heated insole for a ski boot. The plastics foam material is cut to match the shape of the bicycle saddle and secured beneath the latter. I was going to file your idea for the patent but it seems a bit too late. Sorry!
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oldcrow


If it ain't broke, try harder

Location: Northern MI
Joined: Jan 15, 2008
Points: 63

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #13   Oct 28, 2013 3:35 pm
Piercing Cold:
Like a needle piercing your butt

Biting Cold:
Like a wolf's teeth in your butt

Bitterly Cold (aka: Brass Monkey Cold):
'Bitter' hope global warming is real
aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Points: 2391

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #14   Oct 28, 2013 11:06 pm
oldcrow wrote:
Piercing Cold:
Like a needle piercing your butt

Biting Cold:
Like a wolf's teeth in your butt

Bitterly Cold (aka: Brass Monkey Cold):
'Bitter' hope global warming is real

Thanks for the analogy, but it's hard to imagine the biting cold.  Never had a wolf biting experience to relate to. 
GtWtNorth


Location: Montreal area, QC, Canada
Joined: Nov 16, 2008
Points: 260

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #15   Oct 29, 2013 9:52 am
oldcrow, I like that explanation, I may steal it.

I don't know what kind of winter we are in for, but so far September & October have been very nice with temperatures above average by 5 or 7 degrees.

Cheers
Paul
oldcrow


If it ain't broke, try harder

Location: Northern MI
Joined: Jan 15, 2008
Points: 63

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #16   Oct 29, 2013 12:44 pm
aa335 wrote:
Thanks for the analogy, but it's hard to imagine the biting cold.  Never had a wolf biting experience to relate to. 

You've got a standing invite to visit me and wifey up in the north woods. Shouldn't be hard to arrange for a wolf-biting. A little bacon grease on the pants should do the trick.
oldcrow


If it ain't broke, try harder

Location: Northern MI
Joined: Jan 15, 2008
Points: 63

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #17   Oct 29, 2013 1:02 pm
GtWtNorth wrote:
oldcrow, I like that explanation, I may steal it.

I don't know what kind of winter we are in for, but so far September & October have been very nice with temperatures above average by 5 or 7 degrees.

Cheers
Paul
And this is Quebec? Wow, enjoy that while it lasts, brother. I'm in Michigan's Upper peninsula, probably about the same latitude as you. Winter is already on our doorstep. 4 or 5 snowfalls already, sub-freezing temps at night. That almanac prediction of biting cold may turn out be right. Better stock up on wolf repellant

You may steal with my blessing. A case of Canada's finest would be appreciated, though. Just too much hassle anymore to cross the bridge for brewskis. Bloody terrorists...
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aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Points: 2391

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #18   Oct 29, 2013 1:46 pm
oldcrow wrote:
You've got a standing invite to visit me and wifey up in the north woods. Shouldn't be hard to arrange for a wolf-biting. A little bacon grease on the pants should do the trick.

Sounds enticing, at least to the wolf. 
oldcrow


If it ain't broke, try harder

Location: Northern MI
Joined: Jan 15, 2008
Points: 63

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #19   Oct 29, 2013 2:10 pm
The grease is only meant to draw the critter in. You have to do the rest of the work. 
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kellyinkc


Joined: Oct 8, 2010
Points: 74

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #20   Nov 3, 2013 5:11 pm
well here is SnowDay1
http://snowday1.wordpress.com/

it gets technical but the center of the country is in for "copious amounts of snow"

Good thing I have the Toro 2 stroker.
aa335


Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Points: 2391

Re: Hello Winter 2013-2014
Reply #21   Nov 4, 2013 2:12 pm
No hurry for snow here.  I can wait for at least after Thanksgiving.
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