Monday, November 2, 2015

Soft, Fluffy Snow

Between last night and noon today (Monday) we got around 4" of nice, fluffy snow. When I headed home from morning coffee, there were large flakes coming down. When I arrived, a gentleman nicknamed "Web" stopped by to admire the rig. He mentioned that he just picked up a '84 R80RT. He is interested in purchasing my Cozy sidecar currently attached to my '83 R100RT for the same reason as me. To extend the riding season. He came by for some coffee and was pleasantly surprised to see George as he had bought a bike from him in, I think, 1983.

Of course, once I got home I had to plow the driveway. I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. I get to plow a couple of parking lots later this week. That'll be a learning experience. Yesterday, two of my sons went with me to pick up some ballast for the back of the truck. I was thinking of sand bags but they also had 60 lb bags of gravel. That seemed to be a better idea as there wouldn't be as much of a mess if the bag breaks. I now need to make a sturdy box or frame to hold the 480 lbs of gravel in place at the rear of the bed next to the tailgate. 

10 comments:

redlegsrides said...

There's snow forecasted for us here in Metro Denver area for Thursday....here's hoping the weather guessers are right.

The guy thinking of buying your Cozy sidecar is in luck, you've worked out all the details already!

RichardM said...

The advantage of the R80RT is that it has lower gearing (final drive) than the R100...

I hope the snow isn't all wet and icy.

Erik R said...

I've been busy getting things in the yard and garage ready for winter. We're expecting 2 more days of temps in the low 60's, then it cools off. I hope we have at least 3 or 4 weeks until the snow falls heavy here...

RichardM said...

I had always thought that the northern Midwest had lots of snow by now… Shows how much I love know about geography.

Dar said...

Mt Washington on the Island got a dump of snow the other day, they've bern predicting a so-so ski season due to our warm temps. We have mild temps & lots of rain right now. Time will tell about our winter.

RichardM said...

I hear that it should be a warm, snowy season on the west coast. If so, that would be great!

SonjaM said...

Reporting foggy weather all day from the Black Forest, with temps just above freezing point. Not my favourite kind. I dream of cool clear blue and white winter days in Alberta.

Trobairitz said...

Are you busier now that you've retired? It seems that way with all the plowing and projects.

Inches of fluffy snow sounds pretty. The 2 inches of rain we had in Portland while there for the motorcycle show on Saturday, was not.

RichardM said...

I also prefer it to be well below freezing instead of right at freezing. Too sloppy…

The best days are the clear, sunny days after fresh snow. All of the mess is covered up.

RichardM said...

Yes, but busy in a different way.

2" of water doesn't sound like fun. How was the show?