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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Like Riding Into A Cloud ...

I left Grand Falls bundled once again in the long underwear and wearing the heated vest and winter gloves; grips on high. It wasn’t really raining yet, just misty - more like riding into a cloud. The rain came and went and the temperature dropped as I headed north on the Trans-Canada. I was actually fairly dry and warm. (I remembered that last year I had sprayed my tent fly with a weather proofing spray and used up the can on my riding jacket and pants. It really seemed to do the job, but it may also explain the extreme dirt factor on the jacket.) And the fog got heavier and the forecast began calling for thunder storms.
Visibility became very limited and I was glad I had chosen the 4 lane where there would be little cross traffic, but the fun factor was lessening so I called a short day. I remembered passing through St. Andre with BobSkoot two years ago on his epic eastern journey and headed there for a warm haven. I guessed at the address and I guessed wrong which lead me to a dirt road. Not this time! I stopped, got out the phone, found an address, and turned around to find the pavement again. (TGFSPs)
 
 
Now with severe storm warnings and possible tornadoes between me and home I’ve hunkered down for a day or two to wait out the weather, dry and warm. I took a little walk-about the pretty little town on the shore of the St. Lawrence and my feet became numb with cold. (Dam, I wish I had heated sandals!) Temperature at present 11 C – bit of a change for sure.
I could have gone further but highway 132 along the St.Lawrence is such a beautiful ride I didn't want to miss it.

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  1. Heated grips? Heated vest? What happened to summer? Stay safe and warm, and wait out the storm...

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    1. Brrrrrrrrrrr all of a sudden. Think I will snuggle down and watch some TV.

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  2. I actually like riding in the mist/fog, but at those temperatures I expect I'd hunker down as well. Hard to believe it's so cool there. 32 here today and humid. Thunderstorms passing through as I write this, so it may cool off a bit overnight, but nothing like 11 degrees. Brrrrrrr.

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    1. And it just dropped to 10. Luckily there is a lovely fire going in the main building to warm up in front of. What happened to summer?

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  3. I think you sent all the summer heat here. It is 38°C right now and I really appreciate my friends air conditioned house!

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    1. If we could just get back at least 10 degrees that would be good. Even at home they have temps in the 30s. Don't know what's up with this little neck of the woods even the temps in the Maritimes is rising again. Last night low here 9. The fog is still thick.

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  4. Brings back memories of my time on the west side of Newfoundland. Those temps and rain....it got old very fast. Have a care with those temps and wet conditions, it can sneak up on you. I think we can all agree that the end of July should be at least a bit milder.

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    1. Coop this is more Newfoundland temps don't know what's up here along the St. Lawrence. Still foggy with predictions of rain and still only 11 degrees.

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  5. Damn. 11˚ seems too chilly for being July. Hope you warm up soon.

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    1. And then it dropped to 9 ... what the ?

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  6. Thanks for the weather report from that neck of the woods. I'll be installing grip heaters on the Shadow for Sonja's trip to the Maritimes.

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