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Author Topic: Bad news and Good news (in that order)  (Read 115 times)

Alex

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Bad news and Good news (in that order)
« on: November 10, 2002, 11:03:02 AM »

well, the bad news is, as everyone knows, that today and the next couple days are going to be so warm that most of the ice that has formed and has given us an almost unprecedented early ice season will probably dissappear. The good new is that...well, it's not for long. It looks like beginning Wednesday we're back into late fall/early winter type weather which at least means more ice in the high country. So, don't hang up your axes just yet...the season is just beginning.
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Re: Bad news and Good news (in that order)
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2002, 06:05:11 PM »

Precisely why I haven't taken the Harley off the road!!
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Re: Bad news and Good news (in that order)
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2002, 08:06:23 PM »

hey Alex...

was that you on Pinnacle on Saturday? dogboy thought it was. I was leading p1 & talked to you briefly at the belay.

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Re: Bad news and Good news (in that order)
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2002, 09:03:46 AM »

well you weren't talking to me but to my partner (jesse)...i was seconding (kinda glad I was, too...that rocky section at the top of P1 was a bit sketchy...)


Thanks for those tracks btw! I guess the second and third pitches were really much worse for you guys...
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Re: Bad news and Good news (in that order)
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2002, 02:08:48 PM »

the upper pitches were a mine field. I got the FUN part. <g>

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Re: Bad news and Good news (in that order)
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2002, 08:38:39 AM »

Mike--the only problem with having the bike on the road this long is that it's a bitch to wash, wax, and winterize it in sub-freezing temps...I know, cause I end up doing it every year!
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2002, 01:27:30 PM »

Winterize? I've never winterized my bike. I will get a ride in each month, although it won't be a long ride it will still be A ride!! Just start her up once a week in the gararge to get the fluids thru it and she's just as new come spring!! Man cannot live on climbing alone!! Can he?
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Re: Bad news and Good news (in that order)
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2002, 07:27:26 AM »

You are a tougher man than I...once the temps fall below 40, I stop riding the motorcycles...my BMW K75 is already in the garage, and the R100GS is not far behind....
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2002, 07:49:37 AM »

Hey dogboy, tough has nothing to do with it! Like anything else, just had to learn how to dress for it!! LOL!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2002, 01:05:37 PM »

I got the R100GS back from the shop today...rode it about 20 miles.  It was great to be out on the bike, but it was a bit chilly.  Still, I forget after I've been off a motorcycle for a while how much I love 'em!
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2002, 01:36:03 PM »

more good news...looks like a potentially big storm is brewing for this weekend, possibly bringing lots of snow/ice to the mountains. Hopefully it will restore the nice early winter start we had gotten earlier in the month. Let's keep our fingers crossed, and maybe by next week we'll be back climbing on decent ice...
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Re: Bad news and Good news (in that order)
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2002, 06:08:30 PM »

it's been cold on top of the Mountain for the last couple of nights. with any luck even Tucks might get something back.

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Re: Bad news and Good news (in that order)
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2002, 11:40:14 AM »

hmm...

correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I understand there actually wasn't all THAT much snow from this last storm, and even some rain on the summit which kept the snow totals down.


On the other hand, IF it stays cold for the next few days (which it should at least at the higher elevations) this could actually be quite good for the ice forming process.

On the other hand, it would be nice if enough snow fell for the approaches to at least be decent by thanksgiving break...


well, as you say let's keep our fingers crossed.
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