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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #450 on: November 03, 2019, 06:22:15 AM »
Nah.  My Clarity is just fine.  The entire undercarriage of his Jetta has rusted out.  He can't drive over 45 mph without it shaking itself apart.  Estimates are $3500 to fix it all, so we decided to opt for a new car.  He's been all-moto since August when this issue arose and he ordered the Civic.  Manual transmission is now a special order.  :bluduh:

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Ironically, the reason it is rusted out is that the parts in his Mexican-made Jetta somehow came from Germany, where they don't get coated against salt.  Those parts were supposed to be made in Mexico, where they DO get coated for the salt. Again,  :bluduh:
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #451 on: November 10, 2019, 07:57:56 PM »
So, if any of you were watching tonight's football game between the Packers and the Team that Wasn't the Packers ;D and noticed the snowfall, well that snow has now moved south to Milwaukee.  I guess tomorrow won't be a good riding day.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #452 on: November 11, 2019, 09:51:17 AM »
Germany (all brands) doesn't coat its parts against corrosion?

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #453 on: November 11, 2019, 03:10:28 PM »
Wife just texted me these from home.   :o


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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #454 on: November 12, 2019, 03:17:47 PM »
Germany (all brands) doesn't coat its parts against corrosion?

I have no clue if that's the case.
She's got a worm in 'er belly? That's disgusting! That's interesting, but very disgusting. 

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #455 on: November 13, 2019, 09:30:26 AM »
We had frost this morning.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #456 on: December 30, 2019, 10:21:50 PM »
The Milwaukee forecast is for 1 to 3 inches of snow overnight.  But back in the 40s F by the close of the week.  So maybe I'll get a January ride.  But I think I'll have to be careful for ice in shady areas. And I'm not so sure about getting out before the salt gets washed away or worn off.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #457 on: February 08, 2020, 08:59:28 AM »
Mkay, Mama Nature.  We have enough here to show our relatives down south now.  You can shut the cycle down any time.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #458 on: February 08, 2020, 09:29:15 AM »
7+" here east of Pittsburgh. First time I had to use the snow shovel in anger this winter. Ready for spring.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #459 on: February 08, 2020, 12:07:54 PM »
It's snowing at Road Atlanta. Had to red flag a race there.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #460 on: February 08, 2020, 01:13:03 PM »
It got to 78º last week.
This week it got to 28º.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #461 on: February 21, 2020, 06:37:20 PM »
I haven't gotten enough to even shovel yet ,nw of Pittsburgh. Hope it stays that way. Most was maybe 2 inches.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #462 on: March 10, 2020, 12:04:50 AM »
The last of the snow piled by the plows has melted in my neighborhood, and there was a warm gentle rain all day to dissolve any remaining road salt.  I'm certain that the commercial parking lot piles still need to melt.  But the sump pump working implies that the frost is out of the ground around my house already.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #463 on: March 10, 2020, 08:42:16 AM »
Was 78º yesterday and will be 80º today. Winter is over. The last snow we got was 5 years ago.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #464 on: August 27, 2020, 01:11:24 PM »
97 today. I'm going out on a limb and say it won't snow today.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #465 on: August 28, 2020, 08:17:21 AM »
Summer has been mild here. We usually get a month or more of 100º+ days. This year has seen some of those but it's had a hard time stringing days-in-a-row of them. When the 2 recent Gulf storms' leading fronts moved through, we dropped 20º in a matter of minutes.

Also more rain in the Spring than usual.