Non-GPz, winter??

art.robinson art.robinson at
Sat Jan 6 17:57:37 PST 2007

Yes, Mr. Jim.... A truly bizzare winter. I've just come back from
Bermuda and it wasn't much warmer there!

All kinds of bikes out here.

There has to be a "sting in the tail" of this one??

Art in balmy TO

-----Original Message-----
From: J. Mason [mailto:masonjs at] 
Sent: 06 January 2007 19:22
To: suprhtr at; GPzlist at
Subject: Re: Non-GPz, winter??

This is the strangest winter I've ever seen in the Ottawa Valley
(eastern Ontario Canada).  I should be crotch deep in snow with
temperatures in the -20°C - -30°C (0° - to - 25°  USofA).  It was 10°C
(45°F) today with a lot of rain as I took down the Christmas
dectorations. There should be sleds
(snowmobiles) and shanties ( ice fishing huts) on the lake across the
road from my house but there are guys out trolling in boats. They do
have serious warm weather gear on but the boats should be sitting on
nearly a metre
(yard) of ice right now.
No motorcycles out today probably due to: 1. the driving rain off and on
all day and 2. the load of residual salt left from clearing the ice from
the freezing rain January 1st. Tomorrow I'm taking out a dirt bike (not
normally an option here in January unless the tires are studded).  I was
debating on going fishing but I know with my luck just as I'd be taking
the boat out of the water a cold snap would come through and freeze the
water left in the water pump and I would have a 3 hour job with $200.00
in parts if I'm lucky. I do appreciate driving to work on clear dry
roads though.


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