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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Yep, I just got off the trainer and a more miserable time I can't imagine.

    Things will be better in a couple of weeks.
    Doesn't look too good around here for the near future. No riding this week. Next week looks cold and windy too. Typical March in the DC area -- you get a couple really nice days early on, and then the weather goes back to suck until April.

    Although it didn't snow this year at all, it was cold. Last winter was the best winter ever. I had 700 miles in by the end of February. I gave up the trainer long ago ... ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    we can hope!!!! Killer is I have stuff I need to get done outside, I have 2 good bucket loads of wood to haul to my shed so I can split and stack it but the ground isn't frozen hard enough anymore, I need to wait until it thaws completely and dries or freezes solid. The last thing I want to do is get the bobcat stuck with a 1000 pounds of wood in the bucket. (again)
    I guess, in comparison, riding the rollers ain't so bad.

    But, when you say "again", that leads me to believe that you have some experience getting unstuck, so it won't be as hard to get unstuck as you remember it. There's always a bright side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    Doesn't look too good around here for the near future. No riding this week. Next week looks cold and windy too. Typical March in the DC area -- you get a couple really nice days early on, and then the weather goes back to suck until April.

    Although it didn't snow this year at all, it was cold. Last winter was the best winter ever. I had 700 miles in by the end of February. I gave up the trainer long ago ... ugh.
    Yeah, last year I was at 705 at the end of February/ not so much this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I guess, in comparison, riding the rollers ain't so bad.

    But, when you say "again", that leads me to believe that you have some experience getting unstuck, so it won't be as hard to get unstuck as you remember it. There's always a bright side.
    I requires dumping the bucket and literally clawing your way out with the bucket. HOWEVER, I could conceivably get stuck 1000 feet from dry, solid ground.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I requires dumping the bucket and literally clawing your way out with the bucket. HOWEVER, I could conceivably get stuck 1000 feet from dry, solid ground.
    Yeah, I worked a lot of derailments on the RailRoad and would watch the track dept. guys in the back hoe\front loaders walk out of ugly spots. They did have the advantage of a shovel on one end and a bucket on the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    The last thing I want to do is get the bobcat stuck with a 1000 pounds of wood in the bucket. (again)
    Maybe retrofitting with Prowler is an option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    Maybe retrofitting with Prowler is an option?
    Tracks are really not good in the woods. If you get a stick or branch in there it can get bad. It is 4wd and it goes through damn near anything but mud adds a whole new dimension.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Tracks are really not good in the woods. If you get a stick or branch in there it can get bad. It is 4wd and it goes through damn near anything but mud adds a whole new dimension.
    Muds more a go fast and don't bog down kinda thing. Once you start sinking and digging ruts, well, you know better than me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Muds more a go fast and don't bog down kinda thing. Once you start sinking and digging ruts, well, you know better than me.
    Apparently you have had some experience!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Apparently you have had some experience!
    Used to have a CJ-5.
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    Considering she weighs 5800 pounds, (not sure if that is taking the bucket into consideration.) operating capacity is an additional 1800 pounds. You bury that to the belly pan and you got a mess!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Used to have a CJ-5.
    When I was 21, the dealer, who was a friend, refused to sell me a CJ, he knew me well! Figured I'd need a helicopter to rescue me.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Btw, ground was frozen enough to get the wood out, split and stacked now. One more good day cutting and another to split and stacked and I will be good for next winter.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Btw, ground was frozen enough to get the wood out, split and stacked now. One more good day cutting and another to split and stacked and I will be good for next winter.
    Hopefully once you have that done it'll warm up enough for some serious riding time, because looking at your stacked wood you're gonna have a lot of time on your hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Hopefully once you have that done it'll warm up enough for some serious riding time, because looking at your stacked wood you're gonna have a lot of time on your hands.
    Rest of this week not looking great, next Wednesday is looking not bad. Hope to get the firewood done this weekend. I won't run the saw if I an home alone, bad stuff happens too fast and chainsaws are dangerous as hell.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    When I was 21, the dealer, who was a friend, refused to sell me a CJ, he knew me well! Figured I'd need a helicopter to rescue me.
    I still miss mine, but I needed a more practical vehicle at the time.

    But, yeah, it can be easy to get yourself into trouble with one. A lot of fun, but trouble non the less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I still miss mine, but I needed a more practical vehicle at the time.

    But, yeah, it can be easy to get yourself into trouble with one. A lot of fun, but trouble non the less.
    Fun and trouble are not mutually exclusive...just saying.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Got another 38+ in today, it wasn't very warm but I still liked it!

    I rode with a good friend and his son. Not fast but I managed to round up over 1700 feet of elevation. I don't think it got much over 40
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    Another 24 miles today, no wim4, never went over 40
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Another 24 miles today, no wim4, never went over 40
    Degrees........
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    I got about 22 yesterday, but couldn't today. Coupla good days, sunny with little wind. This week looks like it's gonna shape up good and I hope to pile on a few miles.

    You got a coupla good days in.
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    I was able to get 40 miles today. Only problem was a soft headwind out with the wind velocity picking up and switching so I had a stiff headwind back. It was still good to get out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I was able to get 40 miles today. Only problem was a soft headwind out with the wind velocity picking up and switching so I had a stiff headwind back. It was still good to get out.
    Yeah, snagged 26 today, my temp sensor said 45 to 48 degrees but it sure didn't feel that warm. Pretty stiff breeze from the NE the whole time so at least it was consistent.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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