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duck

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This is the only time it has snowed here all year.  This is the dead K75S that I bought last week.

For our friends down under suffering from heat stroke HFIj71h


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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Two Wheels Better

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My front garden, about 140 kilometres (90 miles) from Duck's area, where we received at least 75mm last night and expect another 50mm by Noon. It's currently -4c and dropping, with a light, steady breeze. Of course this is nothing by Canadian, US mid-west or east coast standards, but a beautiful sight nonetheless. I'm not riding - or driving - today as it's amateur hour on the roadways. Feet up, slippers on.
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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

Point-Seven-five

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Charming photo of your garden.  Snow seems to lose something when it's over 6" deep and/or been there for more than a week.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

Two Wheels Better

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Agreed that snow gets old fast, all grey and depressing after a coupla days. When I arrived first time in the US, mid-'70s, we moved to northern Vermont for a year where we proceeded to have over 12 feet (365cm) of snow over the course of the Winter. I'd seen snow on the ground at the top of Mt Wellington in Tassie as a lad, but it was already frozen and crusty, not the snowman sort. I'd never seen it fall. We would occasionally get ice on the puddles as we walked to school of a morning in Dilston or Kingston.

This is a good day today because it's a snow day - everything shuts here with an inch on the roadways - and I don't have to go anywhere.
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No reason to fly or drive!


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

Born Again Eccentric

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Another attempt to cool the heated brows via the Mk1 eyeball for our friends down under...from a snowy Bristol UK 
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Over 160mm dumped on us overnight last Thursday/Friday. As soon as it stopped snowing, it started thawing and is now pretty much gone again. Best sort of snow (unless you're skiing). Bikes stayed firmly in the garage.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

Stan

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No, can't be right, our politicians keep telling us that there is no climate change. Australia is suffering from massive floods in the north of Queensland, down to drought in New South Wales. Further south in Victoria there are bush fires whilst a large portion of rural Tasmania has had bush fires for the last few weeks.
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1983 K100 basic vin 0003960 colour red  GONE
1987 K100RT vin 0094685 colour, orange peel, sorry, pearl..GONE
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Saxon7

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Yes, it's been brutally hot here in Guyra. We almost reached 30C the other day and the nights have been dreadful.. one night it only went down to 14C. One feels compelled to go and wet a line in order to find a cool breeze.
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indian036

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@Saxon7 wrote:Yes, it's been brutally hot here in Guyra. We almost reached 30C the other day and the nights have been dreadful.. one night it only went down to 14C. One feels compelled to go and wet a line in order to find a cool breeze.
Oh, the suffering!  Smile

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

MartinW

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We started to get the aftermath of Townsville's flooding. Poured down rain last night, gutters overflowed, but we needed it the only green on the lawn is the weeds. Last week in the heat I started thinking about getting a cool vest ( No not the leather one with tassels ). Has anybody in the warmer climes tried one. I used to use a gel scarf that you soaked water and it did work to a point.https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ice-vest-6-cooling-pack-short-jacket-cool-clothing-summer-heat-protection-chill/273457064605?hash=item3fab4faa9d:g:hKUAAOSw6gRbmLfX:rk:6🇵🇫0
Regards Martin.
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@MartinW wrote:Has anybody in the warmer climes tried one?
I use a BMW Coolvest in Summer. Soak for five minutes, don it, close your vents, go for a cool(er) ride. Like a swamp cooler on the roof, they work marvelously, but not so much when it's humid, like SE Queensland so often is.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

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MartinW

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I've seen them on Ebay but I wasn't sure how effective they were.
Regards Martin.


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Point-Seven-five

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I have one.  Soak it for five minutes and it will keep you reasonably cool for most of a tank of fuel in temperatures as high as 120F as long as it isn't too humid.  On more than one occasion I've soaked mine in the flush tank behind a gas station toilet. 

One thing, they work best when you don't have a big fairing in front of you.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

MartinW

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Gryph one thing QLD has in abundance is humidity. So probably won't be a worthwhile purchase??

Regards Martin.


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brickrider2

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I tried one years ago.  It's still around here somewhere - sitting unused. I was underwhelmed by it's performance.  
I prefer the undergarments sold by L D Comfort, which I find both more versatile and effective.



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Two Wheels Better

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Another cool-down trick I've learnt to use along with the very effective cool vest is a neck wrap that's essentially an inch or so flat material about half a metre long which has crystal-like substance inside that when soaked go all gel-like and stay cool for hours against your skin. I tie it loosely under my jacket collar and ride into the heat - dry heat is where it's most effective, of course.

This link takes you to a version of it...

Brickie, I reckon you meant to write LD Comfort rather than LT... Mario VanWinkelman and crew are Washington state-based and I have been using their incredible riding shorts for over 12 years - they're holding up well. When I forget to don them on a long ride I regret it after 200 miles. To be sure these guys are mainly about seating comfort and secondarily about passive cooling reduction rather than active like a cool-vest, with the exception of their cool shirt. Here's a link to their website showing that tres kewl riding shirt that makes you feel like a polar bear on an ice flow at the zoo in the middle of a Bronx Summer.

LDComfort cool shirt



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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

duck

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$10 synthetic chamois cloth cut in half, soaked in water and worn around the neck.

For our friends down under suffering from heat stroke Rng6nrb


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

MartinW

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I used to have two of the gel scarfs, wear one soak the other. They died about 10 years ago and I haven't seen them around since.
Regards Martin.


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Woodie

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Good to know about the LDComfort products as I have been on the lookout for something like these.  Given the Aussie temps reported in the news lately I think it would take one of the caged BMW products with AC to really make a difference.  It's 'Africa hot' down there down undah'.


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"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

RicK G

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@MartinW wrote:Gryph one thing QLD has in abundance is humidity. So probably won't be a worthwhile purchase??

Regards Martin.
Coastal Queensland has the stinking humidity why do you think I came to live on the western side of the dividing range.


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."  from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

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brickrider2

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Right you are, Two Wheels! I should have typed "L D Comfort." 
I made the correction.  (Maybe it was Freudian, as I am now an "LT" man.)  Wink

As an aside, the creator of the L D garments - Mario - is quite an engaging fellow!  If you have an opportunity to have a chat with him, you'll enjoy it.


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MartinW

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We may have humidity Rick but we don't have snow. Bonnet
Regards Martin.


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Two Wheels Better

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@brickrider2 wrote:As an aside, the creator of the L D garments - Mario - is quite an engaging fellow!  If you have an opportunity to have a chat with him, you'll enjoy it.
Yeah, you're right. I've known Mario since the early days. Me and his girl Friday had a bit of a thing way back. I was one of his first dealers to sell LDC stuff. Had an overdue catch up with him at last year's Chief Joseph in John Day.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

AL-58

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Our annual rally(BMWTCNSW) is on this weekend, its the 2nd oldest continual running motorcycle rally in OZ.  A couple of years ago it went to 47 degrees, the whole state was under a total fire ban, all the state forests across the state were closed dues to fire risk which affected our rally.  We had to relocate to a showground at Dungog.  It was one of the worst nights of camping I've ever had and a bloody terrible ride home.  I've made it very clear now that if it's going to be 40 I won't be going.  Thankfully its looking a bit cooler than that this weekend with 50% risk of some rain, so it should be fine.

We had a guy at work go down with heat exhaustion/dehydration on Monday.  Its a large factory and he was located not too far from a large door so did get some airflow too.  But the heat has been terrible, thankfully I'm no longer in the factory itself.  I hate the heat, probably something to with both mum and dad being Scots Smile

Al - looking forward to Autumn


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'87 K100RS/HRD sidecar (1100 motor)  sc25 
'92 K100RS-16v (Paint it Black)

'87 K100RT with Paralever backend

"When I'm too old and too foolish to handle a sidecar I'll buy a Sportsbike"

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Another storm came through the Puget Sound region last night.
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They're calling it Seattle Snowpocalypse. Of course this area has about 6" of snow in an entire year. The grocery store shelves are cleared off. After shovelling the walks and driveway, I think it's a good excuse to stay in and have a warm, spicy rum drinkie or two.

A Seattle bloke tweeted sarcastically that since supermarkets were out of kale thanks to "tiny fluffy balls of icy death," he was going to stay home and guard his supply.


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

Point-Seven-five

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Around here, it's bread, milk and eggs that disappear when the snow is forecast to be "life threatening".  We are so fortunate to have the governor of New Yahk City travel here to advise the natives who have lived here for years on how to survive the apocalypse. 

Gov. Andrew "Il Douche" Cuomo, gets on the radio and TV for hours giving advice for everything from not going out without a hat or gloves, to making sure your gas tank is full, but he never lets us in on the best french toast recipes for our bread, milk and eggs.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

duck

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I got the NOpocalypse. I have maybe an inch this morning.  Conversely, my buddy's parents in Sequim(30 miles away) have 19".  (48 cm)

This morning:
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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

Laitch

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@Point-Seven-five wrote: Gov. Andrew "Il Douche" Cuomo, . . .
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Laitch

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The February thaw here has revealed the ancient remains of a Prius. An indigenous worker is indicating the snowfalls of this season shown by strata in the deposit. Further research will be undertaken when the snow recedes on Fourth of July.

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Woodie

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Signs of the apocalypse:  when the kale supply becomes threatened by snow fall.....WOW   affraid


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"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

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@Woodie wrote:Signs of the apocalypse:  when the kale supply becomes threatened by snow fall.....WOW   affraid
That is Seattle, keep in mind. For our friends down under suffering from heat stroke 652573


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1987 K100RS, '89 K100 w/K1100RS engine, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '96 K1100RS, '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

Point-Seven-five

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@duck wrote:I got the NOpocalypse. I have maybe an inch this morning.  Conversely, my buddy's parents in Sequim(30 miles away) have 19".  (48 cm)
Around here 19" is starting to get into the "nuisance" range.  Another foot or so and we're talking "pain in the ass".  

When it's the heavy stuff that comes in November we call it "heart attack" snow.  Thins the herd for the bad weather that follows for the rest of the winter.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

MartinW

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[quote="Point-Seven-five"]
@duck wrote:  Another foot or so and we're talking "pain in the ass".  
And another foot after that are you talking a frozen ass. Blizzard
Regards Martin.


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duck

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Aside from many brainless drivers, our moderate weather here has a tendency to make matters much worse when it snows.  It'll snow at night, get up to 40 to melt some of the snow during the day and then turn it all into ice the next night. Driving in snow in colder places like Minnesota, Colorado and other colder states is much easier.  I can drive 40-50 on compact snow but when it's ice all bets are off.

(This also happens at our ski areas so the snow on our ski slopes is often referred to as "Cascade concrete.")


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

indian036

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For our friends down under suffering from heat stroke Goulbu10
One day in Goulburn, every second year. Regular as clockwork . . .


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

Point-Seven-five

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@MartinW wrote:
@Point-Seven-five wrote:
@duck wrote:  Another foot or so and we're talking "pain in the ass".  
And another foot after that are you talking a frozen ass. Blizzard
Regards Martin.
Or, looking at it another way, "freeze your balls off".


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

RT

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Fear not too much for us.
Leaves are changing colour here and millions of little spider webs on the grass, snapdragon flowers are wilting
and the car windows are getting dew all over them.
Autumn approacheth.
Time to plan some riding.
RT


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