No bikin' in Cobden Ontario today

Simon White swhite at
Thu Jan 15 18:37:51 PST 2009

Sounds like good weather to be inside.  It's a mild 23°C here today, but earlier this week it was 37° & 41° - really unpleasant when I was commuting on the bike.  Meant to be 35° next week again, and I can't say I'm looking forward to it.

This summer's been mostly cool, at least, but it's still not raining.  It's now the 6th year (I think) we've been drought declared and on water restrictions.  You kind of get used to it after a while, but every now and then I remember things like the grass being green in parks, and wonder if it will ever return.  One of the most memorable things on my trip through Europe last year was green grass (particularly in Holland), and functioning fountains (everywhere).  I've lots of photos just of green fields :).

Still, mild weather and no rain means I can get out on the bike more, at least in theory...

'95 GPz1100 - It's big, it's blue, it's quick.
Melbourne, Australia

> ----- Original Message ----- From: <scapco at>
> To: "The Masons" <masonjs at>; <gpzlist at>
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:15 PM
> Subject: Re: No bikin' in Cobden Ontario today
> It's -36C (-33F) here this morning.  The boids and squoils (I got wildlife
> imported from Joisy) aren't visiting the feeders this morning.
> This is the kind of morning that its nice to be retired.  I'm glad I'm
> not making the 1.4 km (1 mile) walk from the parking lot at work to the
> metallurgy building down along the Ottawa River.  Also glad I quit smoking
> 17 years ago when I watch the poor buggers shunned liker lepers all hunched
> together outside getting their nicotine fix.
> Might as well get at building the TC 50 Caliber muzzle loader.
> Jim


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