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Must be getting cold in the Northern Hemisphere
09/08/18 at 23:05:50
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Or to coin a phrase "winter is coming"  for you folk.

The lack of posts means you must all be tucked up around a good fire.

In the southern Hemisphere we are too busy riding our bikes (when we are well enough).
  

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Re: Must be getting cold in the Northern Hemisphere
Reply #1 - 09/09/18 at 00:41:44
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Tony Smith wrote on 09/08/18 at 23:05:50:
Or to coin a phrase "winter is coming"  .



Not yet!

It was 107F (42C)here today in the SW USA. But, yes it's coming. Spring and fall are the good times here, summer is too hot for me, with my electric gear I will be able to stand the cold of winter this year. Cold of winter to me is 40-60F (5-15C).
  

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Reply #2 - 09/09/18 at 10:54:55
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Air conditioning usually doesn't get turned off util the first week of November .
107 here yesterday as well, overnight low was 85 F, 30 C .
  

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Reply #3 - 09/09/18 at 17:09:27
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54* F in northern NJ this morning.
  
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Reply #4 - 09/09/18 at 17:32:26
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Tony, if you are trying to get our (collective) goat, you are doing a good job.  But then we consider that you are living in the sub-tropical climate of Cairns and don't suffer winter at all.  Ergo, methinks maybe crocodile tears?
  
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Reply #5 - 09/09/18 at 17:38:54
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I have a similar climate to Wilcom so spring is the best time for riding.
  
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Reply #6 - 09/10/18 at 08:43:38
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I think the hurricane, combined with some other factors, finally knocked our temps below 95F this week.  Unfortunately it also brought rain. Actually it's very, very much needed here, but unfortunate for riding.

This will start what I consider the most comfortable times here, along with early spring.  We'll have a couple of nice months, temperature - wise, then some colder ones that aren't perfect but not bad.
  

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Reply #7 - 09/10/18 at 11:38:54
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My riding time is very limited these days, I usually commute on Fridays with the beemer.  This past Friday was quite wet so I decided to take 4 wheels instead.  The temperature is sure to rise after the storms clear as BPT mentions though.
  

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Re: Must be getting cold in the Northern Hemisphere
Reply #8 - 10/03/18 at 03:17:20
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Still OK here in Norfolk.
Norfolk, England that is.

15 degrees today, or 59 fahrenheit.
  
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Hustler wrote on 10/03/18 at 03:17:20:
Still OK here in Norfolk.
Norfolk, England that is.

15 degrees today, or 59 fahrenheit.



Frigid! Temp range here in the past 24 hours was 18 to 28 (Celsius of course)
  

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Reply #10 - 10/03/18 at 06:23:06
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Rode to work one early morning this week with the temperature at 4 Deg C. Decidedly chilly on the hands. No salt on the roads yet which really would be something to complain about before I've applied the winter coat of  Waxoyl.
  

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Barry wrote on 10/03/18 at 06:23:06:
I've applied the winter coat of  Waxoyl.


Unbder what brand name can you still buy Waxoyl? It is a very useful preservative to spray on vehicles/equipment that is stored outside, but my supplier told me recently that it is NLA and wants to sell me another product that costs a lot more. There are some steam engines and a couple of old diesels that I had a hand in a museum acquiring (I also had a major hand in returning a number of them to working condition) and it has been my habit to give them an external coat of waxoyl every year or so. I imagine it is a fairly low volume item for my local paint supplier (I am probably his only customer for it) so any details you can give would be appreciated.
  

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Re: Must be getting cold in the Northern Hemisphere
Reply #12 - 10/21/18 at 18:52:21
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The best riding conditions of the year are finally here for the next 7 months .
Daytime high, 90 F. 32 C., lows around 70 F., 21 C. .
  

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Re: Must be getting cold in the Northern Hemisphere
Reply #13 - 10/21/18 at 20:16:29
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A nice Spring day here in South Australia - I live about 30 kilometers North of Adelaide city - & it will be a nice warm 30 degrees (Celsius) today.
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A question for Tony in Cairns - any advice about which bike insurance company I could use - I've already been knocked back by QBE - I'm waiting on a fone call from another one.
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Thanks mate 👍😉
  

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Re: Must be getting cold in the Northern Hemisphere
Reply #14 - 10/21/18 at 20:36:30
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It's riding time here! High 70*F days, low 60*F nights. It is absolutely gorgeous!
  

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