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post #101 of 141 (permalink) Old 03-29-2015, 11:50 AM
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Look familiar? Here's what we woke up to today. (Mar 29th) Our mountains of snow had actually been shrinking just a little over the past few days, then this $hit happens. 19 days until my riders safety course... ought to be interesting.

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post #102 of 141 (permalink) Old 03-29-2015, 12:00 PM
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..........i used to envy you guys in eastern Canada. But the last two years - not so much. I'm hoping the prairies are on a warming trend. But if so, that will likely be accompanied by more dust.
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..........i used to envy you guys in eastern Canada. But the last two years - not so much. I'm hoping the prairies are on a warming trend. But if so, that will likely be accompanied by more dust.
Garrup, I've seen you mention dust a few times lately. We spent a few years in the prairies, (Western Manitoba) but I don't remember having problems with it. I'm wondering what is different in Alberta to cause all this dust? Just from bare ground getting kicked up in wind, or possibly from crops? All I remember from the prairies is that the winters were far too cold (way colder than here) and summers were hot/dry. Oh, and everyone spoke Ukrainian.

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Garrup, I've seen you mention dust a few times lately. We spent a few years in the prairies, (Western Manitoba) but I don't remember having problems with it. I'm wondering what is different in Alberta to cause all this dust? Just from bare ground getting kicked up in wind, or possibly from crops? All I remember from the prairies is that the winters were far too cold (way colder than here) and summers were hot/dry. Oh, and everyone spoke Ukrainian.

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A lot of the prairie has been tilled for crops. Fields are often left fallow for a season and not always with a cover crop to hold the soil down. What with continuing irrigation, new land parcels are continuing to get plowed up. The prairie has, in places, only a scant couple of inches of valuable topsoil which is held in place by a root system made up of tough little plants that can withstand the drought conditions. ONce that is gone, the topsoil quickly follows. On really windy years we are sometimes choking in dust and the sky offers up brown rolling clouds of it. Industry and construction contributes a lot of mixed dusts. If you leave something out on the deck, for instance, within two days it has a veneer of dust discoloring the surface of whatever it is. Fiberglass particles are among them - blowing in from the many new dwellings being put up.
This is, after all, the Palliser Triangle - an area once surveyed and labeled as unuseable because of drought. It is also has the dubious distinction of being Canada's hayfever and alergy capital. At one time, when i was younger, my hayfever intensified to a point where it was a big contributor in me giving up riding. Thankfully i've, to large extent, grown out of my allergies. But then again, we've had a few extra wet years. I'm a little worried about how this one will turn out in that regard.
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A lot of the prairie has been tilled for crops. Fields are often left fallow for a season and not always with a cover crop to hold the soil down. What with continuing irrigation, new land parcels are continuing to get plowed up. The prairie has, in places, only a scant couple of inches of valuable topsoil which is held in place by a root system made up of tough little plants that can withstand the drought conditions. ONce that is gone, the topsoil quickly follows. On really windy years we are sometimes choking in dust and the sky offers up brown rolling clouds of it. Industry and construction contributes a lot of mixed dusts. If you leave something out on the deck, for instance, within two days it has a veneer of dust discoloring the surface of whatever it is. Fiberglass particles are among them - blowing in from the many new dwellings being put up.
This is, after all, the Palliser Triangle - an area once surveyed and labeled as unuseable because of drought. It is also has the dubious distinction of being Canada's hayfever and alergy capital. At one time, when i was younger, my hayfever intensified to a point where it was a big contributor in me giving up riding. Thankfully i've, to large extent, grown out of my allergies. But then again, we've had a few extra wet years. I'm a little worried about how this one will turn out in that regard.

Thanks for the explanation, Garrup. It doesn't sound like a lot of fun in Southern Alberta. We're lucky here, in that we have no dust at all. As we're basically sitting on bare bedrock, there's nothing to get whipped up by the wind; not even any pollutants to leave a film, no matter how long anything sits outdoors. The one exception is a couple weeks in spring when there's some pollen floating about.

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YES!!! No more $hitty Newfoundland winters for us... just got ourselves a winter home in Naples, Florida, as of yesterday. Now we're actually looking forward to next winter! Even considering having my bike shipped down there in the fall.

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Just found this link about Air Canada transporting motorcycles.
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Last week I ordered the much nicer-looking "2015 CB300F" mirrors to replace the boring stock ones on my new CB500FA, and just learned that they were installed this morning, along with my frame sliders. The bike should be getting registered today, as my insurance coverage finally got squared away yesterday. Looking for its delivery to Fogo Island sometime in the next week or so. Getting really excited now!

Also, my new (genuine) SJCAM SJ4000 camera arrived in today's mail, and the cam, along with all of its many accessories, appear to be of very good build quality.

The bad news... it's currently snowing like a ba$tard; whiteout conditions! Just nine more days until my riding course!

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WE WANT SAMPLE VIDS. Show us the beautiful frozen ocean on skidoo ;p


Thanks.

Im eyeing the xiaomi cam
Im also eyeing the mobius cam
The sj seems alright but im not sold on them.

This techmoan guy on youtube does good reviews though.

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Easter Sunday, me and the wife. I left the Midwest because of the crappy weather and I haven't regretted it.

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WE WANT SAMPLE VIDS. Show us the beautiful frozen ocean on skiddoos
Sorry, no snowmobile videos forthcoming, as our two machines are completely buried somewhere in our yard, and I flat-out refuse to pick up another shovel after the godforsaken winter we've had. (and sadly are still having!)

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