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Yeah Snowolf, my buddies in Tahoe have been begging me to come out. But, I have two weddings to fly back east for this summer then heading back to Kauai this fall. Travel budget is just shot.

Actually, looking at the calender, the 1st wedding is in two weeks. Set your calendar Coloradans, it's gonna dump the last few days of March and first week of April.
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i hear ya. i'm on the east coast and the conditions absolutely suck.
+1 - I'm from the Worcester area. This season blew monkey balls.

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Closing out the season this weekend. Going Thursday and Friday, so I'm hoping the traffic is low so we can get some park laps filmed.

Last weekend I went out and it was 65 degrees. Boarded in a T-shirt all day and ended up with a wicked sunburn and nearly got a concussion. I hit a sun baked spot going ~45 MPH and took the hit on my dome first.

At any rate, I'm not ready for summer. I have plenty to do in the warm months, but I'm not ready to be done progressing with my riding.

Let's pray for a brutally early and mega-deep dumper of a winter in '12-'13.
Good luck this weekend dude, shred the shit out of that place

The thought of loosing my progression is what is eating away at me right now. I mean, damn, two days ago I was hitting some killer shit, and now here I am sitting in 80 degree weather in shorts and a t-shirt. It fucking blows.

Agreed, we need the snow gods to hook us up big time next year. They have been warned...
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Snowolf, many thanks for the invite my friend. I sincerely appreciate it. In all seriousness, I am leaving for England for a family thing in two weeks, but when i get back I might be able to get the funds together to come out by the end of May if things are still kicking out there. Actually, I can take leave the last week in May with no problems. I'll keep you posted, now I just need to resist the urge to look at airfare because I need to save my funds right now for this other trip!
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I cannot get used to these winters!? Fuck me. I want to snowboardride!
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I am not counting on it. The scientific data suggests that with the exception of cyclic osculations, this is something we better get used to as the global average temperature continues to rise. I am not making any kind of political point here and am not even going to go into why I think this is happening, but from a purely scientific point of view, it is obviously occurring and at an increasing rate:








Canada is also facing the same problem:





"So we are continuing to see a trend toward higher temperatures. Even with the cooling effects of a strong La Nina influence and low solar activity for the past several years, 2011 was one of the 10 warmest years on record."

Can you imagine how bad it would have been had we had an El Nino instead of a La Nina and then if the sun had been in a solar maximum cycle:

Hansen said he expects record-breaking global average temperature in the next two to three years because solar activity is on the upswing and the next El Nino will increase tropical Pacific temperatures.

Sand boarding anyone?

Wow, that really puts into perspective just how fucked up things really were this year. I knew Canada had a warm year but damn, I didn't realize it was quite that bad. The reality is that while I am an eternal optimist, I know that we are in for a real ride with the way all of these changes are occurring. I have a friend that lives in Argentina and she was telling me how they were reaching daytime highs of 114 degrees a few weeks ago! Seriously, with the way our local hills struggled this year, if it were an El Nino year, I doubt we would have had a season at all. I mean, the NAO, which is the harbinger of East coast snowstorms, was abnormally positive most of the winter. This shit certainly isn't normal, and I wonder if there is anything we can do as a community that is wholly reliant on snowfall, aside from the basic outreach and education stuff, to get people to wake up to the science on this. I know it has become a major political issue, but it shouldn't be one. I mean, who the fuck wants to live in an oven all the fucking time?

I would love to hear your thoughts on what is causing this Snowolf. I have mad respect for you from following this forum, and i would love to get your take on things. Send me a PM if you want to talk more and keep it off of the forum.
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I would love to hear your thoughts on what is causing this Snowolf. I have mad respect for you from following this forum, and i would love to get your take on things. Send me a PM if you want to talk more and keep it off of the forum.


Guess what happened around 1750? The Industrial Revolution

The world has been trending warmer since the last ice age. Global warming isn't the concern. The rapid increase in the rate of global warming is the concern.
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Guess what happened around 1750? The Industrial Revolution

The world has been trending warmer since the last ice age. Global warming isn't the concern. The rapid increase in the rate of global warming is the concern.
Nice graphic, I might have to use this when I am picking fights with people on this issue

Also, I completely agree, the problem isn't global warming per say, but it is the accelerated rate in which it is occurring. I mean, all you have to do is look at the Arctic ice shelves that have broken apart the past few years, or the disappearance of glaciers on Kilimanjaro to see how fucking quickly this shit is proceeding. Sure, glaciers collapse and ice shelves melt, it has happened on this planet before, and it will happen again, but it has never happened this rapidly, and therein lies the problem.
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Depressed...come out the the holyland now...next year it might be under water with rising sea levels and all.
















Wait it is under water...frozen water.


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on the plus side, they say the earth has mechanisms in place that actually take place when things get too out of balance. supposedly what's keeping everything past new england and europe relatively warm is an ocean current that brings water from the gulf. i believe the pacific has something similar in a whirlpool that essentially circulates the water like a washing machine. however, as glaciers melt into the oceans the currents will get redirected or stop working altogether. this would kick off an ice age that would kind of be a boon? lol

it's not really just theory either, as they've noticed that gradual rising temperatures in the past tended to culminate in an ice age. it's why our buddy al gore said as global warming kicks up, we'll have shorter but more extreme winters...
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