Sunday, April 21, 2013

Installing Spring -ERROR

This was the feeling we all had Monday morning. It was not a spring day!

Monday Morning view from Truck.

Monday started off with a day of heavy wet snow. I left the Quest at home. The forecast was right. It stayed mild and the city dumped lots of salt on the roads. By Tuesday the roads were clear of snow and any water was frozen.  It was a fast commute to work after an extra day of rest for my legs.
Clear roads!
          Wednesday I had a day off so I took a trip to St. Agathe, a small village south of Winnipeg where I live. The trip takes me along both sides of the Red River. This year they have a lot of extra snow in North Dakota so if it melts too quick we may have a flood. Right now the melt is slow and the Red River is frozen solid still. I took a few photos along the way. It was nice to drive on clear roads and I really wish I had changed to my "Summer Tires" before I left.
It was overcast and I ran into some snow on the way home. It's a good thing I had "Da Hood" on. Yellowmobile who writes a great blog,  got his "Race Kap" and made a great report in his blog this week.
And earlier in the week Quezzzt. blogged about a good way to quiet the Race Kap. It seems that sales for the Race Kap and the Da Hood have really taken off. It sure makes a difference in the winter. To someone who does not own a velomobile the price might seem high. My wife's bike cost less than "Da Hood". But my use of my Quest is much higher which justifies buying "Da Hood" If you don't think that logic will not work on the the wife don't tell her the price. :)
          Saturday I finally took the snow tires off the Quest. I mounted the Durano's on the front and the Marathon racer on the back. I have a Durano for the rear I will mount after the roads get cleaned up. The speed difference from the snow studs was amazing. I will see Monday morning how much quicker it will be on my commute to work.

And Sunday morning I awoke to more snow coming down. The dogs were happy as they got one more sled run!
Until next week Greetings from snowy Canada....






10 comments:

  1. Stoppen ze bij jullie nou nooit met die witte rommel?

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  2. Hi Kevin,

    I agree with André, it have to stop snowing now, spring has arrived! And You have had to much of the white trash anyway.......
    I hope You get better weather soon!

    Greetings, Adri.

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  3. hi kevin, do you visit my brother? or to match snow?

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    1. Your brother had to stay home with a kid and messaged me. Unfortunately it was 5 minutes after I had checked it. I went to meet him at a coffee shop, drank some coffee and had about 15 pictures taken of the Quest by people. We will try again next week to get together, but it's a busy week for me.

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  4. be patient, it'll be spring by the end of July...in the mean time, good luck with changing tires all the time.

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    1. or drive with marathon+ never changing for a flat

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    2. That's it! The snow tires are going into the shop attic until next winter. I put up with a few flats.

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  5. Seeing your photo's, I'm happy to have spring in our country. But then, your country is very beautiful, also in winter.

    Enloy your rides, never mind the weather.

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    1. Thanks Casper. I hope soon to post some pictures without snow. But as a true complainer I will complain about muddy dogs. :)

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  6. Hey Kevin!

    I'm glad you got a bit of clear roads for a change. I didn't buy my fast tires before my velomobile like you did so I'll have to let Cammie supply the hyper-drive for now. I'll be looking forward to your impression of them. Sending you warm thoughts from down South.

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