The weird weather continues.

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On Skyline Parkway along Keene Creek.

It was only three days ago I posted about going for a fatbike ride with super snow conditions. Since then, we’ve started another big thaw. With near record temps yesterday around 50F degrees. And then this today:

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This warm of weather doesn’t normally happen until late April. Riding today felt like late April. Feeling the warmth, the snow quickly…very quickly….melting. People out everywhere. People out on their Harley’s. It didn’t feel like a February day that’s for sure. I’m not saying winter is over. You never know here. I’ve ridden snow on the Pugsley well into April a few years. I can also remember 2012 when we had a thaw in mid-February. One of the warmest March and April months ever seen here followed that. March is typically the snowiest month. So we will have to wait and see which we get this year.

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The Annual Polar Plunge fundraiser was today. They are usually jumping into a hole cut in the ice. Not today. They had open water. Really weird.

Sooo, on a February day when I would typically head out in the bitter cold to ride some snowy trails on my Surly Pugsley, I instead rode some roads on my A-train.

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I feel for the businesses that make a living off of winter sports, winter activities, and snow. Winter is becoming unpredictable in a place where winter was nearly always guaranteed.

6 thoughts on “The weird weather continues.

  1. bonnev659 February 18, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    compared to last year, the Vermont slopes are happy but today it got to 55 and to think last week we got 14 inches of snow. heck Friday am I had 4 inches of powder on my walk to work

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    • fourseasoncycling February 18, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      I’m finding the wild weather changes to be interesting. It’s hard to know if it’s normal or if weather patterns are changing permanently. Our temp today was 28 degrees above normal.

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  2. Annie Follett February 19, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Yeah, we’re experiencing similar winter weirdness. I got out for a wonderful ski at our local golf course. Today I may ride or go for a long walk with my husband. I’ve learned to embrace these strange weather patterns. Ride, walk, ski – it’s all enjoying the outdoors.

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    • fourseasoncycling February 19, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Agreed. I always say my bicycle riding is an excuse to be outside moving under my own power. I also do things: walking, hiking, x-country skiing, snowshoeing. As long as I’m outside and moving, I’m happy.

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  3. adventurepdx February 19, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    50 something is on par with later February here…

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