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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2019, 07:22:28 PM »
What, no snow tires? :)
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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2019, 07:49:55 PM »
There are 3 seasons:

1) Winter
2) The 4th of July
3) Construction

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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2019, 09:58:40 AM »
  I just got back from a fishing trip in Wisconsin.  Those road builders and politians in Illinois have some 'splaining to do about the lousy roads in Illinois but gee, the roads in Wisconsin seemed so nice.
   Don't worry, as the dummy congressman explained, Florida will be the next state to sink into the ocean....after Guam flips over.

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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2019, 10:31:55 AM »
I guess no area of the country is perfect. Weather has been perfect down here (Florida) for driving. But the car has stayed in the garage because of these evil insects!
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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2019, 06:34:14 PM »
Good point.  I almost forgot about the Monarch Butterfly migration that takes place in San Antonio.  It happens every year, and as you'll see by the attached pictures, they not only do they funnel right through our neck of the woods, but you can't help but cover the front of your car during the migration, given how thick they are...it's like a Biblical Plague!

https://www.ksat.com/weather/return-of-the-snout-nose-butterflies_
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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2019, 03:51:43 PM »
California is heaven for car guys. Nothing like driving the coast from San Fran to LA in a drop top Mustang with a full moon just in time to make a 8am flight back to friggin' ChiTown.

ONCE UPON A TIME....I went from Ukiah and tried to get to Mendocino - through the Lost Coast - UNBELIEVABLE TOPOGRAPHY - down Low Gapp Road - never got to Mendocino - anyone interested in that story, give me a call. I have since been told others who have tried to do what I did were never seen again. I know why....
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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2019, 04:51:40 PM »
California is heaven for car guys. Nothing like driving the coast from San Fran to LA in a drop top Mustang with a full moon just in time to make a 8am flight back to friggin' ChiTown.

ONCE UPON A TIME....I went from Ukiah and tried to get to Mendocino - through the Lost Coast - UNBELIEVABLE TOPOGRAPHY - down Low Gapp Road - never got to Mendocino - anyone interested in that story, give me a call. I have since been told others who have tried to do what I did were never seen again. I know why....
I have not driven Low Gapp Rd. Ukiah to Mendocino. I believe that the CA. Lost Coast Is further North and I have driven that twice. The route I took was Humboldt Redwoods State Park to Honeydew, Petrolia and Ferndale last year after SAAC 43 and the reverse before SAAC 35 in 2010. If you ever get that way I recommend it if you like drives off the beaten path.This route is a secondary two lane paved road that has tons of elevation changes, twists, turns and beautiful scenery. A section of it runs right on the coast with little traffic and very few people.
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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2019, 03:00:07 PM »
Living in west central NH, we have 4 seasons.  Winter, mud season, black fly season and leaf peeper season.  Winter encompasses pretty much 6 mos. of the year.  We did have some choice weather this summer though, I put a couple thousand miles on my '68 GT coupe.  I went on a business trip to Chicago in mid-April this year and the weather was actually pretty decent.  I went to Navy boot camp in Great Lakes, spent Feb-July 1986 there.  Arrived there in a blizzard, left there on a beautiful summer day.  The wind off the lake in the winter combined with the cold was unreal.

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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2019, 03:43:41 PM »
A little salt never hurt anybody ???
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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2019, 04:10:33 PM »
We are never really sure if it is spring or summer here.  We try to leave all our salt in the water.  The fish seem to like it.

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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2019, 09:18:30 PM »
A little salt never hurt anybody ???
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Re: Lousy Chicago weather
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2019, 03:02:23 PM »
I still dream of California but from everything I hear, it's nothing like I imagine.  Which makes me sad.  I maybe think of California as it was in the golden age of hot rodding in the 1960s.
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