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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #640 on: August 02, 2017, 07:42:00 pm »
Off road vehicle Route/Trail 417 between Munising, Michigan and Marquette, Michigan.

 

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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #641 on: August 02, 2017, 07:49:15 pm »
BO Awesome, how cold?
 

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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #642 on: August 02, 2017, 07:55:56 pm »
BO Awesome, how cold?

"Head and mane" cold...  ;)
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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #643 on: August 02, 2017, 08:32:30 pm »
BO Awesome, how cold?

"Head and mane" cold...  ;)

 :imaposer: funny fuddy :imaposer: and the truth.

Around 15F or  -9C on that ride.  I wear a windproof and waterproof insulated suit.  The sled comes equipped with heated handlebar grips and a thumb warmer on the throttle.  I mounted a 12 volt coaxial outlet on this sled to plug in my heated visor shield on my helmet.

Overnight temps dropped to around -26c

The coldest temp I ever rode a snowmobile in was -35F or -37C???  (not sure if that fahrenheit to celsius conversion is correct).

The coldest temp I've ever experienced was in Houghton, Michigan in 1994.  It was -52F or -47C (not sure if that fahrenheit to celsius conversion is correct).  I could not stand it for more than a couple of minutes before I had to get inside my truck.  It felt like my lungs were freezing on the inside of my body and would not function correctly.  Never want to experience that feeling again.
 

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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #644 on: August 02, 2017, 11:06:58 pm »
I'm wondering why do people live there?!!! :eek7:
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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #645 on: August 03, 2017, 02:23:28 am »
I'm wondering why do people live there?!!! :eek7:

It's not often it gets below -15F. :imaposer:

Winter lasts about 4-5.5 months a year.

It's so beautiful up there in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we call it God's Country.

Hunting and fishing are all superb.

It is scarcely populated.

Did I mention it's unbelievably beautiful??  I love it there when I just need to get away from everybody and everything.

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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #646 on: August 03, 2017, 11:47:27 am »
It's not often it gets below -15F.

Moerse!!! :eek7:

I'd not be able to cope with that. Our mild winters are getting too cold for me.
If i ever have to skip this continent it will be to where the sun shines year round and people drive on the "correct" side of the road. :deal: :thumleft:
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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #647 on: August 03, 2017, 01:05:41 pm »
It's not often it gets below -15F.

Moerse!!! :eek7:

I'd not be able to cope with that. Our mild winters are getting too cold for me.
If i ever have to skip this continent it will be to where the sun shines year round and people drive on the "correct" side of the road. :deal: :thumleft:

-15F = -26C  :o
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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #648 on: August 03, 2017, 01:13:07 pm »
Going down to Rhodes.
 

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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #649 on: August 03, 2017, 07:02:32 pm »
It's not often it gets below -15F.

Moerse!!! :eek7:

I'd not be able to cope with that. Our mild winters are getting too cold for me.
If i ever have to skip this continent it will be to where the sun shines year round and people drive on the "correct" side of the road. :deal: :thumleft:

It would suck for you until your body adjusted to those temps. 

One learns to dress properly for the frigid cold.  Layers of silk and polyproplylene, sock liners under wool over sock. 

Citizens of the Upper Peninsula are called Yoopers.  Yoopers use big scoops to shovel snow off their roofs. :biggrin:

I got stopped by the police in Marquette, Michigan Winter of 2015.  It was -15F and the wind chill factor was in the -30sF.  Neither cop was wearing a hat or coat :imaposer:  Just their undergarments and turtle neck shirts under their outer cop button up shirts!!  I live in South Central Michigan, where it doesn't get that cold in the winter.  Yoopers are just used to those temps.

I can't take the cold like a Yooper but I am a polar bear when it comes to heat.  I just visited friends in Texas and Louisiana where it was in the 90's Fahrenheit.  I couldn't stand it mate, I was miserable for the first 2 weeks I was there.  All my friends were laughing at me saying it's just Spring, it's not Summer yet, it hasn't even started to get hot yet :eek7:  I'm not comfortable in anything hotter than 85F/29C.  I'm most comfortable between 65F-75F or 18C-24C.

What kind of temperature range do you experience where you live?

 

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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #650 on: August 03, 2017, 11:07:43 pm »
What kind of temperature range do you experience where you live?

In winter at night it might get to below 0 but very rare, day winter temp is normally between 12 and 18 Celsuis.

Summer temp would be about 12 at night and max 35-37 have had the odd 40+ day too.

We have colder places like Sutherland who is normally about -6 at night in winter and about never go higher than 32 in summer cause it is high on a mountain ridge.

Of course then we have the two places that make out the outer suburbs of the Hell. Summer temps often 40-47 C.
Vredendal and Upington.
When a dog chases a cat in those two towns they both walk as it is so hot!!! :lol8: :eek7:
Middle of the Hell would be the borderpost at Vioolsdrift on the Orange river where I have felt 52 on more than one occasion. :eek7:
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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #651 on: August 04, 2017, 05:44:36 am »
WTF!!!  Holy cow man. 40-47C equals my death :eek7:

52C I would spontaneously combust.  That's the hottest temp I've ever heard of :patch:  Even Arizona tops out around 43-47C but I've never heard of 52C/125F here in the States.

The average winter temps where I live are 0F-32F/ -17C-0C with the occasional -10F / -23C winter days.

Summer temps where I live are 75F-90F / 24C-32C.  A few days a year may go over 32C but it's rare.
 

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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #652 on: August 04, 2017, 12:30:02 pm »
I watched a documentary not so long ago about the hottest and coldest places on earth where people live year round.

Hottest is some salt pan somewhere in Africa. Highest recorded is 68C and people dig salt there every day. They did a test to see how these people have adapted to the heat. They took one of the film crew and one of the locals and had them swallow a temp measuring pill that measures your core temp. They had them both doing the same manual labor for an hour and then measured the temp. The locals core was one degree celsius lower than the foreigner.

Coldest is some town in northern siberia that you can only fly into, no roads. lowest recorded -86 C. People keep small horses that live outside that they slaughter. Too cold for cattle.
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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #653 on: August 04, 2017, 04:46:57 pm »
Good God, them people are tough that can withstand those kind of temps.
 

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« Reply #654 on: August 04, 2017, 09:27:39 pm »
I watched a documentary not so long ago about the hottest and coldest places on earth where people live year round.

Hottest is some salt pan somewhere in Africa. Highest recorded is 68C and people dig salt there every day. They did a test to see how these people have adapted to the heat. They took one of the film crew and one of the locals and had them swallow a temp measuring pill that measures your core temp. They had them both doing the same manual labor for an hour and then measured the temp. The locals core was one degree celsius lower than the foreigner.

Coldest is some town in norther siberia that you can only fly into, no roads. lowest recorded -86 C. People keep small horses that live outside that they slaughter. Too cold for cattle.
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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #655 on: August 12, 2017, 04:53:43 pm »
Twee foto's so 3 jaar uitmekaar geneem. Onderste een my XR650L op 5 April 2014 en bo÷nste een my XT660Z vandag afgeneem. Witnekpas oppad Nieu Bethesda toe. Karoo raak nou lelik droog.

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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #656 on: August 12, 2017, 11:00:56 pm »
Kompassberg daar agter?
 

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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #657 on: August 13, 2017, 04:41:16 am »
Nice pics Dorsland, looks like one can see for miles.  Reminds me of what we call Big Sky country out west.
 

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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #658 on: August 13, 2017, 06:33:56 am »
Kompassberg daar agter?
Einste hy Rob.

@Big Oil: thanks, I like a bit of room in which to move around in

There are parts of South Africa that are remarkably similar to a big part of Texas.

My Afrikaans caption said that the 2 pix were taken 3 years apart with 2 different bikes on the Witnekpas (White Neck pass) so named due to the pale sandstone formations through which the crest of the pass has been cut. I also mentioned how dry the Karoo is now after 2 drought years.

The tall peak in the background is Kompasberg (Compass mountain), at 2502m the tallest free standing peak in South Africa.
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Re: Roads in a distance.
« Reply #659 on: August 17, 2017, 03:58:22 am »
It does remind me of Texas hill country.  Very pretty.

Thanks for translating as I have a long way to go learning Afrikaans!!